MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,400 this week

Die Bad (2000)
"Jukgeona hokeun nabbeugeona" (original title)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 293 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 8 critic

"Die Bad" is an inventive feature made up of four distinct episodes, each with their own style. With their criss-crossing characters and themes, they add up to a fairly comprehensive ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 16 titles
created 29 Nov 2010
 
a list of 298 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
 
a list of 67 titles
created 12 May 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 18 Nov 2012
 
a list of 82 titles
created 28 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Die Bad" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Die Bad (2000)

Die Bad (2000) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Die Bad.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In-gu is a full-time gangster aspiring to be a full-time husband and dad. Shunned by his daughter and wife, his only goal is to live a quiet life with his family out in the country. But ... See full summary »

Director: Jae-rim Han
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Dal-su Oh, Il-hwa Choi
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

By "Fist of Fury", Kim Hyun-Soo (Sang-Woo Kwone) addicted to Bruce Lee. Year 1978. Hyun-Soo moved to KangNam, Seoul. Hyun-Soo transferred to JungMoon High, Maljuk Street, Kangnam, Seoul. He... See full summary »

Director: Ha Yoo
Stars: Sang-Woo Kwon, Jung-Jin Lee, Ga-in Han
Friend (2001)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s. But as time goes by, each of them takes a different life path. After enrolling ... See full summary »

Director: Kyung-Taek Kwak
Stars: Oh-seong Yu, Dong-gun Jang, Tae-hwa Seo
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Exposed during an illegal arms trade gone wrong in Berlin, a North Korean "ghost" agent finds himself in the crosshairs of an international manhunt. Was he betrayed by his wife or his country? He must prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Suk-kyu Han, Seung-beom Ryu
Green Fish (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mak Dong has just been released from the army and is on his way home, when he helps out a woman on the train... See full synopsis »

Director: Chang-dong Lee
Stars: Seong-kun Mun, Seong-kyu Han, Suk-kyu Han
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang
Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Yun-shik Baek, Jeong-min Hwang
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling ... See full summary »

Director: Ha Yoo
Stars: Ho-jin Chun, Nam Gung-Min, In-jae Heo
Rough Cut (2008)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A gangster who wants to be an actor; an actor more gangster than anything. Here their paths and lives begin to cross.

Director: Hun Jang
Stars: Ji-seob So, Soo-hyun Hong, Man-shik Jeong
Beat (1997)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This movie follows the story of three friends in Korea, all three of whom drop out of school. The main character is Min, a tough guy whose widowed mother is a drunk. The story traces his ... See full summary »

Director: Sung-su Kim
Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Bu-seon Kim, So-young Ko
Mad Sad Bad (2014)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

GHOST (Ryoo Seung-Wan) Seung-ho is a high school student who is deeply engaged in an online community and has a crush on a girl member named Sunshower, whom he has never met. One day, ... See full summary »

Directors: Ji-Seung Han, Tae-yong Kim, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Da-wit Lee, Jung-min Park, Soo-Hyun Son
Sunflower (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Released from prison, Taesik goes to live with an adopted mother. He takes a job and tries to live a quiet life with his new family. His efforts are threatened when a politician seeks to knock the family restaurant down to build a mall.

Director: Seok-beom Kang
Stars: Jeong-su Han, In-jae Heo, In-seong Hwang
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Seong-bin Park
...
Sung-bin
Jung-shik Bae
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ju-bong Gi
Kun-jae Jang
...
(as Ji-hyeon Jeong)
Won-hie Lim
Seung-wan Ryoo
Edit

Storyline

"Die Bad" is an inventive feature made up of four distinct episodes, each with their own style. With their criss-crossing characters and themes, they add up to a fairly comprehensive account of the causes and effects of male aggression, both tribal and individual. Written by <jaheebae@hanmail.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 July 2000 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Csúf halál  »

Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Die Bad See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
excellent
28 October 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This film consists of four linked segments, two of which were originally award-winning shorts. The first, "Rumble", depicts the build up and effects of a snooker hall scrap between art and tech college students, played by Seung-Wan Ryoo and Seung-Bin Park. We cut between the protagonists and an interview with the owner of the hall, who complains about the wild youths and a need for a government clampdown like in the 70's. The second, "Nightmare" follows one of the tech students (Seung-bin Park) on his release from jail after accidentally killing one of the art students in the first segment, and his entry into organised crime, as the protege of local heavy, President Kim. The third segment "Modern Man" consists of an epic car-park brawl between President Kim and Seung-Wan, (now a policeman) cut against frank interviews in which they talk about their jobs and their positions in society. In "Die Bad", Seung-Bin has become a powerful gangster and Seung-Wan's brother tries to join his group. Each segment has its own style and mood. There are moments of all-out action, drama, comedy and horror hence it is best not to reveal much of the plot, as it has many surprises. There are only 2 female speaking roles in the entire film, hence no sex bits, but this no bad thing as it addresses specifically male deficiencies, in a similar way to "La Haine". This also means there are a few gay subtexts to be found. For example, in "Nightmare", when Seung-Wan wakes up in a motel with President Kim, who calls him a "good-looking boy". Also, the Art student who ends up dead in "Rumble" is supposed to be really tough, but looks like he belongs in a boy band.

The fight scenes are filmed, choreographed and edited brilliantly. They never look staged and it is clear throughout that the director is not trying to make violence look cool. In "Modern Man", for example, the unending brawl is not just about two blokes hitting each other, it's about them being trapped- hence its cyclical time structure. In "Rumble", we see the youths' impressions of violence through clips of videogames and Bruce Lee films. Several times, people in authority shout "Who do you think you are?" at the young protagonists. At one point in "Modern Man", President Kim states nonchalantly, "I am a gangster, a thug". These sequences highlight the theme of the film, how disaffected men use violence to prove they exist. Die Bad, the feature, was reportedly shot for $3000, over a period of three years. Posters of "Romeo + Juliet" and "Tin Cup" are scene on walls during the film. Members of the cast worked during breaks from other bigger budget projects, using leftover film stock and fake blood. The ambition of Die Bad is massive and it is enormously successful. All the performances are brilliant; the film has great energy, originality and packs an emotional punch. There are no guns in the film, which may seem unrealistic, but if they were shooting at each other it would defeat the object, trying as it is to show something more primal. Near the end, a very sentimental piece of music was played, which (although I couldn't understand the Korean lyrics) seemed unnecessary and cloying, but this does not stop Die Bad from being an excellent film. Great things are expected of Seung-Wan Ryoo.


13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Purchasing a Copy on DVD Kusama83
Discuss Die Bad (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?