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Green Fish (1997)

Chorok mulkogi (original title)
Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.

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Seong-kun Mun ...
Bae Tae-kon
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Seong-kyu Han ...
Makdong's 2nd-eldest brother
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Jin-young Jung ...
Makdong's 3rd Eldest Brother
Dong-gon Kim ...
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Byeong-Cheol Lee
Mun-shik Lee ...
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Gye-nam Myeong ...
Kim Yang-kil
Ji-hye Oh ...
Makdong's sister
Hye-jin Shim ...
Mi-ae
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Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.

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Nothing out of the ordinary
3 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I purchased this movie after reading some of the very positive reviews found on this site but what a disappointment it was. It is not that the film is terribly bad, it's simply one of the many stories focused on innocent people entering the gangster world and their struggle to remain true to themselves and what they stand for in life.

GREEN FISH, just simply is not very unique or particularly moving. Yes, there are a few subplots and themes that make you want to follow the story and promise it to be an interesting one, but somehow, I feel the narrative does not gather the strength that it could have achieved to make it a remarkable story. At this stage and age it is very difficult to exploit the exploited, and a simple change of setting does not work miracles. If there is something that works well for the film, it must be the character insight, however, this does not make up for all of its weaknesses. In all, not a bad movie but I would not really recommend it as enthusiastically as others have done. Korean cinema has much higher quality representatives than this one.


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