finance, thriller

Money Game

Set within the corridors of power, Money Game is a perfectly-constructed, brilliantly executed and realistic portrayal of the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to shape economic and financial policy.  The elaborate game begins with the sale of Jungin Bank – an institution that holds one third of all government shares – to an overseas investment company Bahama.

Following the discovery that the numbers have been distorted in favour of the sale, Finance Bureau Chief Chae Yi-hun (Goo Soo), supported by genius economic analyst Lee Hye-joon (Shim Eun-kyung), soon find themselves in direct opposition to the Chairman of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Finance Heo Jae (Lee Sung-min) who is determined to reach the top by whatever means necessary.  The introduction of the overseas investor, led by Eugene Han (Yoo Teo) adds a dimension of colour and vibrancy to the events as they unfold, with Yoo Teo’s breathtaking and undeniably brilliant depiction of his complicated character – the shrewd and ruthless, yet vulnerable Eugene Han.

Directed by: Kim Sang-ho
Written by: Lee Young-mi
Starring: Go Soo, Lee Sung-min, Shin Eun-kyung
Extended Cast: Yoo Two, Choi Doek-moon, Choi Woong, Choi Byung-mo, Jo Jae-ryong, Oh Ryoong, Aprilann, Amy Aleha, Bang Eun-hee, Kim Jung-pal, Mi Ram, Song Jae-ryong, Kim Seung-wook, Jung Dong-hwan, Jeon Moo-song
Original network: tvN
Original release: January 2020
No. of episodes: 16
Running Time: 70 minutes
Production Company(s): JS Pictures
Distributor: tvN
Source: tvN