Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Daiki Yamada's Round 1 stars former Asian boxing champion Takanori Hatakeyama. Hatakeyama portrays Toppo, a struggling actor who claims to be a samurai in order to be employed in the Korean underworld. Although this plan goes awry, Toppo eventually teams up with fellow con-woman Nene (Song Seon-mi). Together they end up working for a mob boss. Round 1 was screened at the Pusan Film Festival.