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Friend (2001)
"Chingoo" (original title)

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Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s. But as time goes by, each of them takes a different life path. After enrolling ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Oh-seong Yu ...
Lee Jeong-suk (as Ohsung Yoo)
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Lee Han Dong-su
Tae-hwa Seo ...
Sang-taek
Un-taek Jeong ...
Jeong-ho
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Ju-bong Gi
Hyeon Ju
Bo-kyeong Kim ...
Jin-sook
Hyeon-sook Kim ...
Member of 7 Princess
Chang Yun
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Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s. But as time goes by, each of them takes a different life path. After enrolling in college, Sang-taek and Joong-ho return to visit Dong-su (Jang Dong-gun) and Joon-suk (Yoo Oh-sung), only to find one of them in jail and the other on drugs. Slowly life takes difficult turns where friends become rivals in the crime world. Written by Nacron <imdb@nacron.net>

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friendship | betrayal

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31 March 2001 (South Korea)  »

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The group of friends are based on the director and his friends that he grew up with. See more »

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Lee Han Dong-su: You've stabbed me enough. You can go now.
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Best movie I have seen this weekend. And I have seen 12 of them.
4 March 2002 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Epic tale of paths that diverge only to be reunited again at some critical moments, "Chin Goo", or "Friend" was a blockbuster at homeland Korea, and one can tell why. The story is attractive: the choices that four friends take on their lives, and the way we end up paying dearly for our mistakes and weaknesses. The construction is somehow western, which has attracted the audiences, all I can say is that I have not seen this movie, but felt it within me. Great comic timing, moving and powerful moments, great, great, GREAT actors, and master directing by an emerging director, Kwak Kyung-Taek, which shows signs of great potential in the future. Loved it all the way, hope to get the DVD as soon as possible.


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