Pachinko shifts between the Japanese occupation of South Korea and 1980s South Korea, unravelling the life, struggles and hardships faced by Kim Sun-ja (Youn Yuh-jung). Sun-ja’s life changes drastically when she meets successful businessman Koh Han-su (Lee Min-ho) and falls hopelessly in love. However, when things go awry, to preserve her honour she marries protestant minister Baek Isak (Steve Sanghyun Noh) and settles with him in Japan, where she needs to quickly adapt to being an outsider in a foreign land.

In the present day, Sun-ja is grandmother to ambitious Solomon Baek (Jin Ha) who will stop at nothing to achieve his dreams.

Based on the novel of the same name by Min Jin Lee.


Directed by: Kogonada, Justin Chon
Starring: Young Yuh-jung, Lee Min Ho, Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Han Jun-woo, Jeong In-ji, Jung Eun-chae, Kaho Minami, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Anna Sawai, Jimmi Simpson
Extended Cast: Louis Ozawa, Takahiro Inoue, Park Hae-jin, Yoshio Maki, Martin Martinez, Ryotaro, Mari Yamamoto, Hiro Kanagawa, Jeong So-ri, Yeon Ye-ji, Kim Bo-min, Kim Dha-sol, Ku Sung-hwan, Park Min-i Jung Woong-in, Lee Dae-ho, Jeon So-hyun, Lee Joo, Lee Ji-hye, Hiromitsu Takeda
Original network: Apple TV+
Original release: March 2022
No. of episodes: 7
Running Time: 60 minutes
Executive producer(s): Soo Hugh, Michael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer, Theresa Kang-Lowe, Richard Middleton, Justin Chon, Kogonada
Producer(s): Brian Sherwin, Jordan Murcia, Lynne Bespflug
Production Company(s): Blue Marble Pictures, A Han.Bok Dream Production, Media Res
Distributor: Sliding Pins, Apple Inc