Action film “EXIT” is the first time that singer Yoona, known as one of the members from popular k-pop group “Girls Generation”, has been cast for a lead role. Co-star Jo Jung-suk stated: “Even though acting isn’t her specialty, I think she’s done a brilliant job. I’m looking forward to what more she has to offer in the future.” Jo Jung-suk and Yoon-ah worked together to present a new style of disaster film with “EXIT”.
In the new film, Yoona acted as a girl named “Eui-Ju” who worked at a wedding banquet. Yoon-ah admitted: “I was worried that the film would be too serious for a disaster film, but turned out there were many interesting scenes that I found attractive. The character Eui-Ju was more responsible and active compared to the characters I’ve played before, which was a great opportunity for me to demonstrate new aspects of myself. This was the reason why I decided to act in this film.” Yoon-ah started learning rock climbing at an indoor rock-climbing facility several months before the film began to shoot. She said: “That was my first attempt at rock climbing, with professionals guiding me along the way, I was allowed to learn safely while getting a nice workout at the same time. It was an amazing experience.”
永南（曹政奭 飾）大學參加登山社，是社團中的菁英。但畢業後的永南就職不順，每天在家都得看家人的臉色。在母親的70歲壽宴當天，永南遇到了多年未見的社團學妹意珠（林潤娥 飾），在這種尷尬的情況中，宴會廳突然煙霧瀰漫，下一瞬間，整個首爾市都被有毒氣體壟罩，陷入危機！面臨這生死關頭的情況，永南與意珠決定運用在大學社團時所培養的體力和技術，帶領身邊的人逃出這場始料未及的災難中！《極限逃生》將於8月30日在台上映。
The film starts with Yong-Nam (Jo Jung-suk), one of the best rock climbers in college but hasn’t had much luck elsewhere after graduation. He has failed to get a job for many years and has to rely on his parents just to get by. At his mother’s 70th birthday party, he runs into Eui-Ju (Im Yoon-ah), an old crush from his college rock-climbing club. Suddenly, lethal gas spreads through the area, and Eui-Ju and Yong Nam must use their rock climbing skills to survive and lead the family to safety.
“EXIT” opens at local theatres on Aug 30.