Recommended Korean film Kim Tae-ri


1. The Handmaiden (2016)
The Handmaiden is often referred to as one of the most popular erotic films from South Korea. The reason is, this film won the “Best Non-English Film” trophy at the 2018 BAFTA event and was nominated for the most prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Amazingly, Kim Tae-ri made her big screen debut through this erotic film after defeating 1,500 participants during an audition.
Broadly speaking, The Handmaiden tells the story of a thief named Nam Sook-hee who works as a servant of a female noble from Japan. Sook-hee works in the noble’s residence with the aim of committing fraud. Well, the actor of Nam Sook-hee’s figure in this film is Tae-ri who also plays vulgar scenes with actress Kim Min-hee.
Tae-ri’s appearance in this film managed to steal the attention of the audience and also received praise from critics even though she was still a newcomer actress. In fact, Tae-ri won a total of 10 trophies as “Best New Actress” in various award events, including the Blue Dragon Film Awards.

2. Moon Young (2017)
Moon Young is an adaptation of a short film of the same name released in 2013 which was actually Kim Tae-ri’s debut as a professional actress. After the short film version was successful at a number of award events, Moon Young got a big screen adaptation in 2017 while still hooking Tae-ri as the main character.
This film is about Moon-young (Tae-ri), a mute girl who has a habit of recording people’s faces with her camera. One day, Moon-young can’t stand her father’s drunken habit and decides to run away from home. After wandering aimlessly, Moon-young hears the screams of a woman who turns out to be in quite the same situation as her.

3. 1987: When the Day Comes (2017)
As the title suggests, this Korean film is set in 1987, when there was a Korean political upheaval known as the June Democracy Movement. Yep, this Kim Tae-ri film is indeed based on a true story which is the dark history of South Korean politics.
During the June Democracy Movement, there was a student activist named Park Jong-chul who was killed during the interrogation process by the police. However, just like in the real world, Jong-chul’s death was covered up by the authorities. Well, in this film Tae-ri plays the nephew of the guard where Jon-chul died who often conveys information to other activists.

4. Little Forest (2018)
For those of you who like slice of life-themed shows, then Little Forest will be the right film recommendation for you. The film adaptation of the manga of the same name tells the story of Hye-won (Kim Tae-ri), a young woman who canceled her job as a teacher because she failed a test. After that Hye-won finally decided to leave her big dream by returning to her hometown.
Arriving at his hometown, Hye-won’s mother was not there. However, her mother’s “small forest” remains which is considered a “healing” place for Hye-won after her failure. Hye-won also shared the moment with her two childhood friends who also have big dreams, but are hard to achieve.

5. Space Sweepers (2021)
The premise of the film Space Sweepers is set in the future in 2092. At that time, outer space was full of scattered debris. As a result, a lot of valuable waste remains. The crew of a space junk collection ship named Victory is tasked with collecting the valuable trash.
However, Victory is not alone, because there are other starships that are also competing to collect valuable trash. Conflict arises when the crew of the Victory find a humanoid robot named Dorothy who is famous as a weapon of mass destruction. This then makes the crew of the Victory entangled in a big problem that is full of risks.
In this film, Kim Tae-ri plays Jang Sun-jang who is the captain of the Victory ship. Kim Tae-ri’s appearance in Space Sweepers became his comeback to acting after a three-year hiatus. Apart from Tae-ri, Space Sweepers also involved a number of other well-known Korean artists, such as Song Joong-ki, Jin Seon-kyu, and Yoo Hae-jin.