Actor Ahn So-hee plays the role of Yoon-im in the new drama film “The Daechi Scandal.' Courtesy of Songdam Studio

Singer-actor Ahn So-hee is returning to the silver screen with the new drama film “The Daechi Scandal,” marking her first movie appearance since the independent film “Vestige” (2022), nearly two years ago.

The new film, scheduled to hit local theaters on June 19, centers on Yoon-im (Ahn), a blunt and nonchalant woman in her 30s who works as a Korean language instructor at a “hagwon,” or private cram school, in the Daechi-dong neighborhood of Gangnam District. This area is renowned for its intense and competitive educational environment. Yoon-im is well-received at the academy and appreciated by her students for her teaching skills.

One day, Yoon-im receives a visit from Ki-haeng (Park Sang-nam), a teacher at a nearby school and her former college boyfriend. Their 안전 reunion sparks rumors that Ki-haeng leaked the school’s exam to her, forcing Yoon-im to confront the traumatic past involving her college friends that she has long tried to bury.

The film is led by director Kim Su-in, whose previous work is the mystery film “Toxic Parents” (2023).

Ahn shared that she got a lot of help from the director, who has previous experience of working as an instructor in Daechi-dong.

“After getting the script, I studied videos of different instructors to gather as much information I could. But the person who helped me and shared (the experience) the most was the director,” she said during a press conference for the film at CGV in Yongsan District, Seoul, Wednesday.

“I learned directly from her about her time as an instructor in the neighborhood, which taught me a lot. I would say I used her as a model for the character.”

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