Swing Kids Is Not Your Average K-Movie. Here’s Why

And why you should watch it.

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If you thought Korean movies are only about romance and sad love stories, you clearly haven’t watched Train to Busan. We kid. But really, K-movies extend to more than the romance genre.

There has been movies about politics, the supernatural and comedy. The latest K-movie to hit the screens in Singapore, Swing Kids, blends a few genres into a two-hour show: dance, comedy, melodrama and politics.

Set during the Korean War, the story follows a North Korean prisoner-of-war Roh Kisoo (acted by EXO member Do Kyungsoo) who finds himself conflicted about staying true to his communist roots and embracing his love for tap dancing, an American dance.

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He joins a group of misfits—a Chinese soldier who wants to be a choreographer, a civilian who was mistaken as a communist, a civilian girl who is trying to make money to support her family, and an African American soldier who was a Broadway tap dancer before enlisting into the army—and form an unlikely friendship with them.

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Scroll through the gallery to find out the social issues that the movie touched on that are relatable to all of us.

Swing Kids is now in cinemas.

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