Director Yoon Jong-bin revealed the stories behind Narco-Saints.
Director Yoon Jong-bin interviewed My Daily at a coffee shop in Sogyeok-dong, Jongnog, Seoul on the morning of September 15. Earlier, on September 9, he visited viewers in over 190 countries around the world with the original Netflix series “Narco-Saints”.
Narco-Saints is an adaptation based on the true story of Jo Bong-haeng, the drug king in Suriname, South America, and K, a civil associate who played a pivotal role in Jo Bong-haeng’s arrest in 2009.
The drama follows the life-threatening journey of Kang In-gu (Ha Jung-woo), a civilian businessman who has no choice but to collaborate with a secret operation of the National Intelligence Service to catch Jeon Yo-hwan (Hwang Jung-min). ), the Korean drug lord who took control of Suriname.
In particular, director Yoon Jong-bin directed a drama with “Narco-Saints” for the first time, attracting attention. He has worked many times with the main actor Ha Jung-woo, since his directorial debut “The Unforgiven” (2005), “Beastie boys” (2008), “Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time” (2012), “Kundo: Age of the Rampant “(2014) to” Narco-Saints “, giving viewers”trustworthy” game.
On that day, director Yoon Jong-bin said: “I met K right after I finished The Spy Gone North. I’ve met him about three times. It evoked the feeling of a soldier. In fact, I was not convinced when I first saw the testimony on this case. I was wondering what kind of person it is to live in the same house with the drug king for three years. I wondered why he risked his life to do such a dangerous thing, no matter how much NIS paid him. But as soon as I saw K’s face, I understood immediately that it was possible. “
He continued “I got the impression from K that he was strong enough to penetrate the bullet. So I thought it would be too difficult and uncomplicated if I wrote the story of K as it is. However, my character has the same essence of inner strength and strong spirit as he does. “
Director Yoon Jong-bin confessed: “This was the real life of K. He lost his parents when he was little and has three younger siblings instead of two. The sentence “My tears did not come out” at the funeral is also true. This is what K. wrote for me. In fact, he ran a karaoke room as a side job and started a skateboard company in Suriname to supply the US military.
In particular, director Yoon Jong-bin surprised everyone by revealing: “He called a woman and proposed to her like Kang In-gu in Narco-Saints. He came to the set with his wife.