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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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Makdong
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Makdong's 3rd-eldest brother
Jin-young Jung ...
Makdong's 3rd Eldest Brother
Dong-gon Kim ...
Sandwich Man
Byeong-Cheol Lee
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Thug on train
Gye-nam Myeong ...
Kim Yang-kil
Ji-hye Oh ...
Makdong's sister
Hye-jin Shim ...
Mi-ae
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Pan-su
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Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.

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Green Fish is director Lee Chang Dong's slick portrayal of a fledgling hero !!!!
30 June 2015 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

Any film which starts with a train sequence promises high doses of adrenaline rush.South Korean director Lee Chang Dong made wise use of a passenger train for his début film 'Green Fish' which depicts the tumultuous life of a young man who was forced to pay a heavy price in the form of a sacrifice partially due to his family's constant bickering.Not only is the hero a fledgling struggling to gain some foothold in a hostile environment with other gangsters,the milieu of south Korean also appears to be weak and subdued if one compares it with Japanese or Chinese criminals.Green Fish is also effective as the brutal portrayal of the lives of poor people who eke out a miserable existence close to high rise apartments.Although 'Green Fish' is full of funny sequences,one particular sequence would be remembered for a long time.It involves the hero's interaction with some corrupt policemen who cheat his brother thereby forcing him to lose his money. This sequence makes us all learn that one cannot expect even an ounce of honesty from a corrupt,dishonest person.


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