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Green Fish (1997)
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Credited cast:
Seong-kun Mun ...
Bae Tae-kon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seong-kyu Han ...
Makdong's 2nd-eldest brother
(as Ji-hyeon Jeong)
Jin-yeong Jeong ...
Makdong's 3rd-eldest brother
Dong-gon Kim
Byeong-Cheol Lee
Mun-shik Lee ...
Thug on train
Gye-nam Myeong ...
Kim Yang-kil
Ji-hye Oh ...
Makdong's sister
Hye-jin Shim ...


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 »

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7 February 1997 (South Korea)  »

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Green Fish  »

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A nice "modern life" film
20 February 2001 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I see this as a film about how hard it is to do the right thing in the complex modern world. Makdong's family used to own acres of farmland that are now covered in ugly apartment buildings and now they get by selling eggs to the residents. All Makdong wants to do is make this easier for his family and in the process he becomes a gangster just to get by. Even the gangsters are between doing the right thing and doing what they must to survive. Makdong's "Big Brother" likes to think of himself as different from the other thieves and killers that make up the underworld but in the end he is no better.

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