- June 5, 2023
In Netflix‘s Seoul Vibe, a crew of drivers and mechanics called the “Sanggye-dong Supreme Team” investigates a VIP’s slush fund during the 1988 Olympics. They attempt to dismantle the criminal operations that could jeopardize the Summer Olympics.
From retro fashion to funky music, here’s what you can expect from this month’s coolest drive.
Chemistry among the star-studded, ensemble cast
The first point to watch is the star-studded and refreshing ensemble cast. The cast lineup of the Sanggye-dong Supreme Team made headlines early on, as it was composed of the coolest and hottest youngsters set in Seoul’s hottest time—1988—entrenched in “old-school hip-hop culture.”
The best drifter Dong-wook (Yoo Ah-in), SPY DJ John Woo (Koh Kyung-Pyo), navigator whiz Bok-nam (Lee Kyoo-hyung), versatile biker Yoon-hee (Park Ju-hyun), and Sanggye-dong’s own MacGyver Joon-gi (Ong Seong-wu) come together to form the Sanggye-dong Supreme Team. Each character has their own flair, but their seamless teamwork as part of “Bbangkku fam” is unparalleled to even real family, slated to provide the audience with so much entertainment.
Actors with stellar reputations such as Moon So-ri as President Kang, Kim Sung-kyun as Director Lee, Oh Jung-se as Prosecutor Ahn, and Jung Woong-in as Chief Prosecutor give gravity to the film with their amazing performances. In particular, Song Min-ho, who immerses himself in the unpredictable character “Galchi”, shows new sides of himself as an actor and adds to the thrill of the movie.
Reviving 1988 Seoul’s fashion and music
“Hiphop” and “retro” are combined to create a “hip-tro” vibe in Seoul 1988—another aspect of the movie to look forward to. In particular, each character comes to life in vintage colors and retro outfits. The production staff utilized the colors of the Olympic flag that brings to mind the 1988 Seoul Olympics for the image of the Supreme Team, and emphasized the colors and characteristics of each character.
On top of this, aviator glasses, jeans, and other nostalgia-evoking items were used to add to the immersive experience of the time. The hiphop music (soundtrack by K-pop star Song Min-ho) is also guaranteed to captivate viewers.
Thrilling drifts, exhilarating car action
And of course—the cars. In Seoul Vibe, you’ll see period-correct cars in the thrilling car chase and fancy drift scenes of Sanggye-dong Supreme Team’s race in its investigation of the VIP slush fund. There’s the Pony pickup truck, the red Brisa, white box-shaped Grandeur, and more. The movie will fill people from that era with nostalgia and millennials with a look into the past.
The fast chase of “Bbangkku fam” will satiate viewers’ need for speed as they weave in between the alleyways of Seoul. The actors trained to race with professionals before shooting the film.
Seoul Vibe is now streaming on Netflix.