A Single Rider

A Single Rider (Korean: 싱글라이더; RR: Sing-geul Ra-i-deo) is 2017 South Korean drama film starring Lee Byung-hun and Gong Hyo-jin. The film released on February 22, 2017. Co-produced and distributed by Warner Bros., the film is the directorial debut of Lee Joo-young.[2][3][4]

A Single Rider
Theatrical poster
Directed byLee Joo-young
Produced byKang Myung-chan
Written byLee Joo-young
StarringLee Byung-hun
Gong Hyo-jin
Ahn So-hee
Perfect Storm Films
Distributed byWarner Bros.
M-Line Distribution
Release date
  • February 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)
Running time
97 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$2.4 million[1]


Promising fund manager Kang Jae-hoon is at the brink of despair when his company goes bankrupt. He decides to take an impulsive trip to Australia to visit his wife, Soo-jin and their son Jin-woo. Upon arriving, Jae-hoon sees them living happily without him and starts suspecting Soo-jin's affectionate relationship with her neighbour, Kris. Taken aback by the situation, Jae-hoon decides to watch them from a distance, only to confront a shocking truth that goes against what he stands for.


  • Lee Byung-hun as Kang Jae-hoon
  • Gong Hyo-jin as Lee Soo-jin
  • Ahn So-hee as Ji-na / Yoo Jin-ah
  • Jack Campbell as Kris
  • Yang Yoo-jin as Kang Jin-woo
  • Annika Whiteley as Lucy
  • Kei Ekland as Grandmother
  • Baek Soo-jang as In-ho
  • Choi Joon-young as Javi
  • Lee Seung-ha as Amy
  • Leeanna Walsman as Stella
  • Benedict Hardie as Mr. Harbour
  • Kim Hak-sun as Managing Director
  • James Wright as Central Station Staff
  • John Harding as Australian Policeman
  • Dylan Hayes as Australian Policeman
  • Celia Kelly as Nurse
  • Lea Riley as Audition Staff
  • Keith Thomas as Audition Judge Man
  • Andrew Doyle as Audition Judge Man

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
53rd Baeksang Arts Awards
Best New Director Lee Joo-young Nominated
13th JIMFF Awards
JIMFF Star Award Ahn So-hee Won
26th Buil Film Awards
Best New Director Lee Joo-young Nominated
54th Grand Bell Awards
Best Music A Single Rider Nominated
38th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Director Lee Joo-young Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated
Best Music A Single Rider Nominated


  1. "A Single Rider (2017)". www.koreanfilm.or.kr. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  2. Lee, Hyo-won (27 July 2016). "Warner Bros. to Increase Local Film Production in South Korea". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  3. Kil, Sona (8 October 2016). "Busan: M-Line Picks Up Warner Korea's 'A Single Rider'". Variety. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  4. "(LEAD) (Movie Review) 'Single Rider': a well-crafted film with lasting impression". yonhapnews.co.kr. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
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