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Release Date:
29 January 2000 (South Korea) See more »
Dae-Ho is an unproductive bank clerk who is late to work every morning and the object of his manager's frustrations... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ho-kyung Go
Hang-Seon Jang ... Jeong
Jin-young Jang ... Min-young Jang

Woong-in Jeong ... Doo-sik
Doo-hong Jung
Ga-Yeon Kim ... Miss Cho
Su-ro Kim ... Yu Bee-ho

Won-jong Lee ... Dae-san Oh
Sang-Myeon Park ... Baek-san Tae

Sung-woong Park ... Gym clerk

Goo Shin ... Dae-Ho's father

Kang-ho Song ... Dae-Ho

Young-chang Song
Mi-kyeong Yoon

Directed by
Jee-woon Kim  (as Kim Jee-woon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jee-woon Kim  (as Kim Jee-woon)

Produced by
Jung-Wan Oh .... producer
Original Music by
Young-gyu Jang  (as Yeong-gyu Jang)
Byung-hoon Lee 
Art Direction by
In-Jun Hwang 
Sound Department
Sung Rok Choi .... dialogue editor
Tae-young Choi .... re-recording mixer
Shin-yong Kim .... assistant sound recordist
Young-rok Kim .... adr recording mixer
Weon-chul Oh .... re-recording mixer
Doo-hong Jung .... stunt coordinator
Editorial Department
Yong-gi Lee .... colorist

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Also Known As:
"Banchikwang" - South Korea (original title)
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Germany:116 min | Singapore:112 min | South Korea:112 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Australia:M (cable rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | France:Tous publics (DVD rating) | Hong Kong:IIB | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12


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7 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Not as good as others may have you think, 23 February 2002
Author: uncleseven from USA, Illinois

I purchased this movie based upon the recommendations of many people from different websites. Most of them claiming that the movie works well because its comedy is cross cultural.

I don't disagree that when the comedic elements are present - they work well. However, and this is a big however, they are few and far between. The movie fails for me because of its pacing. There is nothing really fantastic going on between the comedic moments. It's just filler material that tries to tell a story about the blandness of a man's life, and his interactions with his environment. It succeeds in showing why he would go into wrestling, but also succeeds in putting the viewer to sleep. I watched it once myself, and watched it again with friends. During the second viewing I had multiple requests to fast forward through dull, drawn-out scenes.

Don't get me wrong, I repeat, there are spectacular moments, but they are few and far between. Rent this or just don't even bother.

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