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Hostage: Missing Celebrity

Hostage: Missing Celebrity: Hwang Jung Min

Hostage Missing Celebrity movie
Credit: Next Entertainment World

General Information

  • International Title: Hostage: Missing Celebrity
  • Original Title: 인질 (romanization: Injil)
  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Released Date: 2021.08.18
  • Production: Next Entertainment World
  • International Distributor: Next Entertainment World
  • Screening: CGV
  • Starring: Hwang Jung Min
  • Producer: Kang Hye Jeong
  • Director: Pil Gam Sung
  • Writer: Pil Gam Sung
  • Rating: IMDb (6.2/10)
  • Awards: 8th Korean Film Writers Association Awards for Best New Actress (“Lee Yoo Mi“)


Hostage Missing Celebrity follows top Korean actor, Hwang Jung Min, who is kidnapped after a movie premiere. Furthermore, the kidnappers even broadcast this crime around the world. At first, he thought that it was a prank. He experiences the vivid brutality that is contrast to what he commonly sees in movie scenes. Having realized that he undergoes a perilous circumstance, he struggles to figure out the escape route. Meanwhile, the kidnappers require an abundant amount of ransom within 24 hours.

Main Cast

Hostage Missing Celebrity hwang jung min
Credit: Next Entertainment World

Character name: Hwang Jung Min
Actress name: Hwang Jung Min
Hwang Jung Min’s notable works: Deliver Us From Evil, The Spy Gone North, The Battleship Island, The Wailing, Ode To My Father, New World, The Unjust, Suriname (drama), Hush (drama), etc

Extended Cast

Ryu Kyung Soo as Yeom Dong Hun
Kim Jae Beom as Choi Ki Wan
Lee Ho Jung as Saet Byeol
Jung Jae Won as Yong Tae
Lee Kyu Won as Young Rok
Lee Yoo Mi as Ban So Yeon

Cameo & Special Appearance

Park Sung Woong as “brother”

Character Relationship Chart


Music & Original Soundtrack


Teaser & Trailer Videos

Awards & Nominations

8th Korean Film Writers Association Awards: Best New Actress (“Lee Yoo Mi“) – 2021

42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards – November 26, 2021

  • Hostage: Missing Celebrity – Best Film (Nominated)
  • Pil Gam Sung – New Director (Nominated)
  • Kim Jae Beom – New Actor (Nominated)
  • Ryu Kyung Soo – New Actor (Nominated)
  • Kim Chang Ju – Best Editing (Nominated)


  • Hostage Missing Celebrity is remake of Chinese movie Saving Mr. Wu by Ding Sheng in 2015
  • This is Pil Gam Seong’s movie debut as a director
  • Hostage Missing Celebrity was initially planned to release within 2020. However, it was postponed due to pandemic
  • Theater release began on August 18, 2021
  • Hostage Missing Celebrity was invited to US Fantastic Fest on September 2021 in Texas
  • Hostage Missing Celebrity also participated in several international movie awards such as 41st Hawaii International Film Festival and 16th Paris Korean Film Festival
  • Filming location took place in military area in Gandongmyeon, Hwacheongun, Donghae Police Station, Namsanmyeon neighborhood, and Chuncheon

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