No Regret

In Leesong Hee-il's melodrama, “No Regret,” Sumin (Lee Young-hoon) leaves the country orphanage where he grew up and goes to Seoul to study art design. Supporting himself with odd jobs, he comes to the attention of Jaemin (Lee Han), a man from rich, conservative background.

However, after losing his job at a factory owned by Jaemins family, he finds himself working as a prostitute in a gay bar. Initially Sumin resists the advances of Jaemin and views him with contempt. But soon he succumbs to Jaemins sincerity, and they experience brief happiness as passionate lovers.

However, the relationship falls into heartache once Sumin discovers that Jaemin is to be married to a wealthy girl of his social class, as arranged by his powerful family. Sumin decides to thwart their plans by manipulating his friends into helping him carry out a dangerous scheme involving kidnapping and murder.

The plan almost ends in tragedy as jealousy and possessive obsession take over one of the players, however, the surprise ending is as uplifting as it is bittersweet.

“No Regret” is written and directed by Leesong Hee-il and stars Lee Han, Lee Young-hoon, Cho Hyun-chul, Kim Dong-wook and Jung Seung-gil. The film is produced by Peter Kim and executive produced by Shin Hye-yeun.

The film will be released in Los Angeles and New York on July 25, 2008 by Regent Releasing and Here! Films. It's Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some violence