Kim Nam-gil's action movie that foreign media also fell in love with, 'The Thief: The Sound of the Sword' ranks 2nd globally
Kim Nam-gil's action movie that foreign media also fell in love with, 'The Thief: The Sound of the Sword' ranks 2nd globally
The Netflix series 'Thief: The Sound of the Sword' ranked second globally, and the overseas response to actor Kim Nam-gil is hot.

'The Thief: The Sound of the Sword' ranked second in the Global TOP 10 TV (non-English) category from September 25 to October 1 announced by Netflix on the 4th, proving its global popularity. According to Netflix, 'The Thief: The Sound of the Sword' ranked in the TOP 10 in 26 countries around the world, including Brazil, Greece, Romania, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

The Netflix series 'Thieves: The Sound of the Sword', released on September 22nd, is an action drama about people who come together to protect their precious people and their home in Gando, a lawless land in 1920. Kim Nam-gil played the role of Lee Yoon, the leader of a group of thieves, and demonstrated his unrivaled presence and true value by performing a variety of actions never seen before and receiving rave reviews from overseas media.

Kim Nam-gil played a significant role in helping ‘The Thief: The Sound of the Sword’ reach 2nd place globally and 1st place in Korea on Netflix. In the play, Kim Nam-gil showed deep emotional acting and perfect action acting that penetrated the era of decomposition as a thief rather than an independent soldier. This is a sentiment from the era of anti-Japanese history in the 1920s that not only resonates with people around the world, but also continues to receive favorable reviews from overseas media and viewers.

The American economic magazine 'Forbes' published an article praising him with the headline, 'Kim Nam-gil finds justice in the wilderness in the sound of a thief's knife.' "Kim Nam-gil played the role of Lee Yoon, who is lonely and suffering in 'Thief: The Sound of the Sword'. The Lee Yoon character that Kim Nam-gil intuitively interprets is a role that only he can play. That is why viewers can feel the pain of the Lee Yoon character played by actor Kim Nam-gil. "It's easy to sympathize with. And Kim Nam-gil does an excellent job of handling the diverse action sequences in this drama," he said.

Joel Keller, a journalist at DECIDER, an American pop culture media outlet, also said, "The first episode of this series shows well the setting that Lee Yoon will lead a band of bandits made up of people who have been sacrificed and lost their lands to the Japanese military and magic bandits for a long time." He praised the action scenes, saying, “The action scenes are also great.”

Favorable reviews continued on DMT (Digital Mafia Talkies), a global review site. "The drama shined with the actors' excellent performances. Kim Nam-gil was as good as expected. Just with the look in his eyes, actor Kim Nam-gil reveals all of his guilt, agony, and pain for what Lee Yoon did while he was a Japanese soldier. However, when he kills his enemies, he acts like the Grim Reaper. He praised the colorful action sequences he performs, saying, “He demonstrates abilities befitting his nickname ‘Gamjae Lion.’”

WORD STREET JOURNAL, a famous global blogging platform, said, "Kim Nam-gil, who plays Lee Yoon, exudes the aura of a natural leader along with a relaxed elegance. He plays a pivotal role in determining the fate of the bandits with unwavering faith. However, "What truly sets him apart is the emotional depth he gives to his characters. He is a master of delicate yet impactful acting, and he richly completes the series' narrative with gentle facial expressions, warm consideration, and spontaneous romantic acting," he said. .

Kim Nam-gil's unrivaled 'K-action' and captivating acting in the drama are gaining popularity, receiving rave reviews from foreign media. In particular, Kim Nam-gil in 'The Thief: The Sound of the Sword', which combines Western action and Oriental heroes, entertained the eyes with high-level action scenes, such as flashy horseback action and gun action with horse bandits and Japanese soldiers chasing and being chased in a wasteland reminiscent of a Western movie. Kim Nam-gil provides a thrilling catharsis by vividly expressing a more dynamic and intense Asian hero character.

‘The Thief: The Sound of the Sword’, where you can experience K-action presented by Kim Nam-gil, is currently streaming on Netflix.

Kang Min-kyung, Ten Asia reporter translated by google