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Director:
Writer:
Hyeon-jeong Kim (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 January 2002 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
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Searing indictment of Korea's soulless corporate culture See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kyung-gu Sol ... Cheol-jung, Kang
Sung-jae Lee ... Kyu-hwan, Jo
Shin-il Kang ... Chief Investigator Eom
Jeong-hak Kim ... Detective Kim
Yong-gu Do ... Detective Nam
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Crawford ... Policeman / Gangster 1 (voice: English version)
Ju-bong Gi
Soon-chang Hong
Kan-hie Lee
Brandon Scott Peters ... Detective Kim (voice: English version)
Tae-hwa Seo
Ji-ru Sung
Eun-yong Yang
Hae-jin Yoo

Directed by
Woo-Suk Kang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hyeon-jeong Kim  screenplay

Original Music by
Yeong-wook Jo 
 
Cinematography by
Sung-Bok Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Im-Pyo Ko 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doo-hong Jung .... martial arts director
 
Sound Department
Eun-ah Choi .... dialogue editor
Sung Rok Choi .... sound effects editor
Matthew Crawford .... adr engineer
Chang-seop Kim .... sound designer
Suk-won Kim .... supervising sound editor
Ju-kang Park .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Sung-jin Jung .... visual effects supervisor
Tae-hoon Kim .... visual effects supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gonggongui jeog" - South Korea (original title)
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Runtime:
138 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Cheol-jung, Kang:No money, I beat them. Don't listen to me, I beat them. His face upsets me, I beat him. There's about a stadium full of guys who got beaten by me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Another Public Enemy (2005)See more »

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Searing indictment of Korea's soulless corporate culture, 4 June 2012
Author: Coolestmovies from Canada

Director Kang Woo-suk dresses up his diatribes about the social ills of modern Korea in the well- worn finery of the cop-vs-serial-killer thriller so beloved by Hollywood. Disheveled cop Sol Kyung-gu, unrepentantly violent and perpetually on the take--because, let's face it, that's just how thing's get done in Korea--relentlessly pursues a dapper, smarmy financial whiz (Lee Sung- jae, who he believes killed his parents over his father's decision to remove a large chunk of money from a big investment deal in order to save an orphanage from the bulldozers. There's no doubt Lee is guilty of the crime--we see the act in all it's squishy glory, and he further confounds the investigators by randomly killing a hapless stranger to make all the murders appear to be the work of a serial killer, but Sol knows better, and will use every dirty trick at his disposal to put this doggy down. The real target of director Kang's venomous social criticism is quite obviously the soulless corporate culture he seems convinced has poisoned Korean society and subverted traditional family values far more than corrupt law enforcement ever could, and which he views as a wellspring of self-obsessed Armani-clad sociopaths who would slit their own mothers' throats to score a big ROI, only here the metaphor isn't actually a metaphor, it's the central plot device! (I'm guessing he read "American Psycho" or at least saw the movie; certainly Lee's icy villain would make an ideal overseas pen-pal for Bret Easton Ellis' Patrick Bateman). As in TWO COPS 1 and 2, the director sides squarely with the overworked, underpaid cops, and he lovingly (and humorously) illustrates the complex, even necessary web of corruption and deception they must weave in order to maintain the status quo.

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