Most of us will go to great lengths for a buddy. Ok-ju (Jun Jong-seo) in Ballerina, on the other hand, means it — and she has the abilities to back it up. When her ballerina best friend is discovered dead, Ok-ju pledges to go to whatever length to find out who is to blame and hold them accountable, even if she has to do it all on her own. The actual dance in Ballerina is in the elaborately choreographed fight sequences in which pro bodyguard Ok-ju seeks vengeance using any means available — whether deadly hand-to-hand combat or guns, knives, flame-throwers, or nearly any weapon within a bloodied arm’s reach.
Jun, who won Best Actress at the Baeksang Arts Awards for her role in The Call, reunites with filmmaker Lee Chung-hyun for his second feature film. Park Yu-rim of the Oscar-winning Drive My Car plays the titular ballerina, and rapper and producer GREY adds suspense with a unique score.