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Coming to Netflix in 2023 is the next biopic The match, based on the teacher-student rivalry of Go Cho Hun-Hyun and Lee-Chang-ho. We keep track of everything you need to know about The matchincluding the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

The match is an upcoming South Korean sports biographical film directed by Kim Hyung Joo (KUNDO: Age of the Rampant) and written by screenwriter Yoon Jong Bin (narcosantos).

When is the Netflix release date for The match?

At the time of writing, Netflix has yet to announce a release date for The match. However, we can confirm that the movie will be released sometime in 2023.

What is the plot of The match?

the synopsis of The match has been obtained from Kobiz:

It is the story of two legendary Go players, Cho Hun-Hyun and his protégé and future rival Lee Chang-ho.

Who are Cho Hun Hyun and Lee Chang-ho?

Cho Hun-hyun is a South Korean politician and world famous Go player. Highly regarded as one of the greatest Go players of all time, at the tender age of 9 Cho had reached a professional level. By 1995, Cho had amassed 1,000 career victories in his own, won 11 international titles, and amassed more than 150 professional titles. In his later years, Cho became a politician and was a member of the National Assembly in May 2020.

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Cho Hun-Hyun (left) and Lee Chang Ho (right)

Lee Chang-ho, is also a South Korean Go player and is also considered one of the greatest players of all time. He is Cho Hun-Hyun’s protégé and has a rank of 9 dan. He is the second youngest professional in South Korean history after Cho, and the only player to have won all international competitions at least once.

Who are the cast members of The match?

Lee Byung Hun will play the role of Cho Hun Hyun. Although his face was covered for most of the season, squid game fans will recognize Lee Byung Hun as Hwang In Ho, aka The Frontman. He will reprise his role in the second season of squid game.

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Yoo Ah In will be playing the role of Lee Chang Ho. One of the most talented male actors in South Korea, The Match will be his fifth Netflix k-drama project. Netflix subscribers should recognize him from the movies. Live and Seoul Vibe, and for starring in the horror drama Infernal. He will also be seen on Netflix later in 2023 in a lead role in the k-drama. Goodbye Earth.

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Moon Jung Hee will be playing the role of Jung Mi Hwa. This will be the third Netflix project for the actress after previously starring in k-dramas. Homeless Y mystic popup bar. Outside of Netflix, she has starred in movies like Pandora, dad for rentY Deranged.

In the supporting roles of The match are the following;

  • Kim Kang Hoon (Racket Boys) as Lee Chang Ho (young)
  • Ko Chang-seok (the good detective 2)
  • Hyun Bongshik (narcosantos)
  • Byun Hong Jun (Under the queen’s umbrella)

when and where was it The match filmed?

Filming took place between December 16, 2020 and April 6, 2021.

Multiple locations in South Korea were used for filming.

  • Daegu, South Korea
  • Ulsan, South Korea
  • Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea
  • Dangjin, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
  • Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Busan, South Korea

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