Gun-woo (Lee Soo-hyuk) is the heir of an oil refining conglomerate who devises a heist that could earn him even a lot more dollars. He plans to siphon off oil from a big pipeline that runs in between Honam and the Seoul to Busan highway. Pindol (Seo In-guk), a gifted young drilling technician, agrees to aid Gun-woo for a huge charge. But to meet the deadline, Pindol has to recruit and perform with a ragtag group of misfits such as an professional welder, an excavation specialist, an operations skilled, a geographer and a tech specialist. Racing against time and with their lives at stake, they ought to overcome their self-interests to total this ultimate group play. On the other hand, a street-wise detective Man-sik (Bae Yoo-ram) is onto them and tries to shut the operation down.
This non-standard caper film with a fresh concept of oil theft is directed by Yoo Ha, who is identified as 1 of the pioneers of the “gangster” genre in Korean cinema with films such as A Dirty Carnival and Gangnam Blues. It is also the third collaboration in between lead actors Seo In-guk and Lee Soo-hyuk, such as their tvN dramas Higher College King of Savvy in 2014 and Doom at Your Service earlier this year.
Pipeline was released in South Korea on May perhaps 26, 2021 and topped the domestic box workplace for Korean films in its initially week of release. It had its theatrical release in Japan on February four, 2022.
KlockWorx will release the Blu-ray and DVD combo on August three, 2022 with a simultaneous rental DVD release.