Pachinko is a drama television series created by Soo Hugh based on the novel of the same name by Manhattan-based author and journalist Min Jin Lee. The series is directed by Kogonada and Justin Chon and stars Youn Yuh-jung, Lee Min-ho, Kim Min-ha and Jin Ha
DIRECTOR– Kogonada, Justin Chon
WRITTEN– Lee Min-Jin(novel), Soo Hugh
GENRE– Drama, Survival, Romance
COUNTRY– United States, South Korea
LANGUAGE– Korean, Japanese, English
RUNNING TIME– Friday, 52-60 minutes
RELEASE DATE– March 25,- April 29 2022
STORYLINE BY KOMOVIESONLINE
This series centers on the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant Family, as they leave their Homeland in a quest to survive and thrive in an unknown land.
Kim Sun-Ja was born and raised in Busan, during the Japanese rule in Korea. Sun-Ja met Koh Han-Su, a merchant who has built up wealth and power through ties with crime groups.
Hansu is an opportunist who pursues a forbidden love with Sun-Ja. When Sun-Ja learns that Han-Su is married to another woman she was devastated but was already pregnant for Han-Su.
Baek Isak a church priest saved Kim sun Jan and married her they move to Japan there she gave birth. Living in Japan was not easy for Kim Sun-Ja as she have to struggle to survive among the discrimination in Japan.
In 1920s Korea, yanjin and Boonie shield their only child Sun-Ja, from the realities of life under the colonial rule. In 1989, Solomon closes a big deal.
Hansu, opens sunja’s eyes to the world, but it inspires dreams that come at a price. Solomon attempts to leverage his Korea identity.
Sunja discovers surprising new details about Han-Su. Solomon looks to his grandmother for help.
Episodes 4 ( Coming April 1)
Newlywed Sun-Ja embarks on an epic journey that takes her far from the comforts of home. Solomon get ready for his big day.
Lee Min-Jin as Han-Su
Min Ha Kim as Teen Sun-Ja
Yuh-jung youn as Older Sun-Ja
Jin-ha as Solomon
Steve Sang hyun as Baek Isak
Soji Arai as Mozasu
Inji Jeong as Yangin
Kaho Minami as Etsuko
Anna Sawai as Naomi
Jimmi Simpson as Tom
Eun Chae Jung as Young Kyung lee
ABOUT THE NOVEL( PACHINKO)
Pachinko is written by Korean-American author Lee MinJin (이민진 in Korean). It is the author’s second novel published in 2017.
“PACHINKO follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan.
So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.” – Lee MinJin Official Website
You can find where to buy the novel on multiple platforms here.