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Beat (1997)

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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 »

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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 journey from high school to the underworld as one of his friends introduces him to life in the mob. Complicating Min's life further is his romance with Romi, a girl from an upper-class family with dreams of going to a prestigious college. Written by Peter Kim

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Awesome!! If you don't take it seriously.
13 May 2002 | by (Korea) – See all my reviews

"Beat" is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable films to come out of Korea. It's not as deep as it advertises itself to be, but has great humor and action. The overwhelming pressure of education and family of Korean culture produces the "BEAT" generation, which this movie makes an effort to represent. Although there is no martial arts or big gangster images for international audiences to enjoy, the realism and acting generates enough interest. This movie is famous for making the biggest star in Korean cinema, Jung Woo-Sung. As the lonely and brave fighter, his charisma is worth the price of renting the film alone.


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