Derailed had a pretty bumpy road to the screen, as the story which takes place in the world of runaway teenagers was turned down by every investor it was pitched to, for reasons which become apparently clear once you look at the era in which it was made. Despite only being made 5 years ago from the time of writing, in 2016 Korea was still under the presidency of Park Geun-hye, who much like her father Park Chung-hee before her, exerted a level of censorship over the film industry that wasn’t visible to the public eye. Any production that cast contemporary Korea in a negative light was unlikely to get the go-ahead, and combined with a first-time director, Derailed reads almost like a checklist of red flags.Derailed 2016 Movie Download.
However ultimately the production got not one but two saviours, when popular K-pop group SHINee member Choi Min-ho and burly bruiser Ma Dong-seok expressed interest to take the parts of the 2 leads (the Korean title directly translates to 2 Guys). For Min-ho, the role on paper was a vast departure from anything he’d done before. While it wouldn’t be his acting debut, it would be his first time to appear on the big screen, with his previous roles comprising of parts in K-drama shows which played to his pretty boy looks and K-pop fanbase. The danger with his casting was that the script would be shot through a saccharine lens in order to facilitate his involvement.
Thankfully that’s not the case, with his role as a teenage runaway anchoring the punchy 90-minute runtime. Along with his girlfriend, played by now defunct K-pop group 2Eyes member Jung Daeun (here making her acting debut, she’s gone onto feature in the likes of The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion) and another runaway couple, together the quartet keep a roof over their heads each night by selling on a variety of stolen goods.