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“The Righteous Thief” (also known as “Descendants of Hong Gil Dong”) from director Jeong Yong Ki (“Marrying the Mafia III”) is a Korean caper film based upon the exploits of the descendents of a Robin Hood style folk hero of the Joseon era known for robbing the rich and giving to the poor. When translated to modern times, this results in plenty of wacky adventures and slick, “Mission Impossible” style action with popular actor Lee Bum Soo (recently in “Where Is Jung Seung Pil“ and “Lifting King Kong”) as the charismatic rogue who faces off against a couple of eccentric foes played by top comedian Kim Su Ro (“Vampire Cop Ricky” himself) and Sung Dong Il (“Take Off”). The plot sees Lee Bum Soo as Moo Hyuk, a mild mannered school music teacher. However, he is in fact the 18th generation descendant of legendary thief Hong Gil Dong, and guided »

- James Mudge

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