Im Si-wan took on his first action genre project with his role in “The Merciless,” a crime action thriller film about loyalty and betrayal as two men seek out the ace of a criminal organization. In the film, Im Si-wan plays the role of Hyun Soo, a fearless and ruthless character who has nothing to lose, and will show a completely different side of himself as an actor.
Im Si-wan has showcased his talents as an actor through roles in projects like “Incomplete Life,” “The Attorney,” “A Melody to Remember,” and “One-line.” These roles also solidified his position as a representative figure of the contemporary Korean youth; however, his powerful image in the role of Hyun Soo for “The Merciless” is almost the exact opposite of the clean, innocent image of his previous roles.
Furthermore, Im Si-wan also threw himself into his character without hesitation and took part in filming tough action scenes. The actor was also able to express a tenaciously competitive disposition behind his gentle features for his role as Hyun Soo.