Directed by Kang Hyeong-cheol, Tazza: Hidden Card is the 2014 sequel to the popular Tazza: The High Rollers. Both of these films are adaptations of the graphic novels written by Kim Se-yeong and illustrated by Huh Young-man, but, it is possible to watch Hidden Card without The High Rollers as the two narratives are not connected.
Hidden Card follows the story of Ham Dae-gil’s descent into the criminal underworld after he discovers his natural talent in gambling. In order to get revenge on a man who turns him into the scapegoat of a crooked deal, he enters a thrilling life-or-death final game of Hwatu (a Korean card game).
The 2014 crime-drama has plenty of plot twists up its sleeve, and offers many comedic scenes which help soften the plot’s intensity. Jung Yun-seok and Big Bang’s T.O.P.’s performances as the young and older Ham Dae-gil respectively complement each other and provide the character with a sense of continuity and development. With a respectable running time of just under 150 minutes, the fast pace film will keep anyone on their toes.
With the film being available on Netflix, it is easily accessible, and well worth your time. If you haven’t seen it, the trailer is sure to leave you wanting more!
Thrilling crime-drama filled with plenty of plot twists, leaving the audience asking for more