Believer 2 Parents Guide

Believer 2 (Korean: 독전 2) is a 2023 South Korean action crime film directed by Baek Jong-yul. This sequel to the 2018 film Believer features a cast including Cho Jin-woong, Cha Seung-won, Han Hyo-joo, Oh Seung-hoon, Kim Dong-young, and Lee Joo-young.

The storyline follows Won-ho’s investigation to locate “Rak,” who vanished after Brian’s imprisonment, unraveling the mysteries of the elusive drug cartel. Premiering at the 28th Busan International Film Festival on October 5, 2023, in the ‘Korean Cinema Today – Special Premiere‘ section, it is now available for streaming on Netflix since November 17, 2023.

Believer 2 Movie Details

Movie NameBeliever 2
Directed byBaek Jong-yul
Age RatingTV-MA
Release dateNovember 17, 2023 (United States)
GenreAction, Crime, Thriller
LanguageKorean
Country of originSouth Korea
Also known asDokjeon 2
Aspect ratio2.39 : 1
Official WebsiteNetflix

What is Believer 2 Movie All About

Resuming mere hours after the events of Believer, Believer 2 picks up with Detective Won-ho on a relentless quest to locate Rak, masquerading as the enigmatic Mr. Lee. His pursuit is fueled by a deep-seated desire for justice following the deaths of his colleague, Dong-u, in a drug factory explosion, and Su-jeong, a young woman killed while gathering crucial intel for Won-ho, courtesy of one of Mr. Lee’s associates.

Rak, accompanied by two drug cooks aiding his mission, is determined to unmask the true identity of Mr. Lee. Contrary to expectations, Rak himself is not the genuine Mr. Lee, lacking the means to produce the empire-defining drug, Laika, due to a police seizure of all the necessary ingredients. His strategy involves shadowing the movements of the influential Chinese drug lord, Big Knife, convinced that this pursuit will unveil the real Mr. Lee.

Simultaneously, Director Brian, miraculously surviving the fiery confrontation with Rak and his drug cooks, stages a daring escape from the hospital, eluding police surveillance. Brian cunningly aligns himself with Big Knife, fabricating a narrative that positions Rak as the mastermind holding both the wealth and ingredients crucial for Laika production. While a blatant falsehood, Brian’s motive is clear — revenge against Rak. The race is on: Can Rak locate Mr. Lee before both Detective Won-ho and Brian close in on him? The lingering question persists: Who truly embodies the elusive persona of Mr. Lee?

The movie “Believer” concludes with Detective Won-ho’s pursuit of the elusive Mr. Lee, who operates a drug empire centered around the illicit substance Laika. After an explosion at an illegal drug factory, Rak, the lone survivor, teams up with Won-ho and his team to uncover Mr. Lee’s true identity. Rak, knowledgeable about Mr. Lee’s associates, goes undercover alongside Won-ho.

The investigation points towards Director Brian as the suspected Mr. Lee. In a confrontation, a shoot-out between the police and drug dealers erupts, leading to Rak’s disappearance. Rak, accompanied by two drug cooks, inflicts burns on Brian, revealing that Brian was responsible for the explosion that claimed Rak’s mother’s life.

A crucial revelation occurs when Won-ho addresses a dog, initially named Jindo Dog, and later as Laika—the same name as the drug Mr. Lee sells. The dog’s response confirms that Rak, not Brian, is the real Mr. Lee. In the present, Won-ho discovers that Rak has vanished, leaving his crate empty.

Won-ho eventually traces Rak’s location using a GPS tracker on Laika. Rak, presumed dead, now lives in isolation in the mountains. The film concludes with a mysterious scene where Won-ho visits Rak, and after a conversation, a gunshot is heard, leaving uncertainty about who, if anyone, has been shot. The fate of Rak and the resolution of the mystery linger as the shot zooms out.

Believer 2 Parents Guide

Why is Believer 2 rated TV-MA?

Believer 2 has been rated TV-MA by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) due to its inclusion of some sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, and language.

Themes and Content Warnings:

  • Violence: The storyline involves themes of revenge, investigation, and the pursuit of justice, which may include intense and violent scenes.
  • Graphic Scenes: The film includes graphic scenes such as burns inflicted on a character.
  • Mature Themes: Themes of deception, revenge, and criminal activities are central to the plot.

Recommendations for Parents:

  • The movie is intended for mature audiences and may not be suitable for viewers under 17.
  • Parents are advised to consider the specific content warnings and themes mentioned in the review.
  • Viewer discretion is advised, and parents should gauge whether the content aligns with their preferences for their children.

It’s always a good practice for parents to review the specific content warnings provided by the rating and consider the maturity level of their children before allowing them to watch.

Who’s in the cast of Believer 2

  1. Cho Jin-woong as Jo Won-ho
  2. Cha Seung-won as Brian Lee
  3. Han Hyo-joo as Big Knife
  4. Oh Seung-hoon as Seo Young-rak


Summary:

 “Believer 2” is a 2023 South Korean action crime film directed by Baek Jong-yul. The storyline follows Detective Won-ho’s pursuit of the elusive Rak, who vanished after Brian’s imprisonment, unraveling the mysteries of a drug cartel. Premiering at the 28th Busan International Film Festival, it is available on Netflix since November 17, 2023.

Key Points:

  1. Plot: Detective Won-ho seeks Rak to avenge deaths, unveiling the elusive drug cartel.
  2. Premiere: Debuted at the 28th Busan International Film Festival on October 5, 2023.
  3. Streaming: Available on Netflix from November 17, 2023.
  4. Cast: Includes Cho Jin-woong, Cha Seung-won, Han Hyo-joo, Oh Seung-hoon, Kim Dong-young, Lee Joo-young.
  5. Themes: Involves deception, revenge, investigation, and pursuit of justice.
  6. Rating: TV-MA for sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, and explicit language.
  7. Conclusion: The film ends with the mysterious fate of Rak after a confrontation with Detective Won-ho.