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1 March 2002 (South Korea) See more »
She drives a cab on the night shift and meets every scum there is. Gyung-sun lives a scant life day by day... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Do-yeon Jeon ... Su-ji
Hye-yeong Lee ... Kyeong-seon

Jae-yeong Jeong ... Dok-bul
Goo Shin ... Kim Geum-bok aka KGB

Doo-hong Jung ... Silent Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chan-gi Baek
Seong-Yong Kye ... Detective Choi
Jeong-woo Lee
Mu-yeong Lee
Won-hie Lim

Seung-beom Ryu

Directed by
Seung-wan Ryoo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jin-wan Jeong 
Seung-wan Ryoo 

Produced by
Mi-hee Kim .... executive producer
Seong-je Kim .... producer
John Ledford .... executive producer
John Ledford .... producer
Original Music by
Jae-kwon Han 
Cinematography by
Yeong-hwan Choi 
Film Editing by
Sang-beom Kim 
Production Design by
Seong-hie Ryu 
Art Direction by
Doo-hong Jung 
Costume Design by
Sang-gyeong Jo 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doo-hong Jung .... martial arts director
Visual Effects by
Jong Ik Kang .... visual effects supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Pido nunmuldo eobshi" - South Korea (original title)
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South Korea:116 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Wow, this action/comedy gangster/heist flick really delivers the goods!, 9 February 2010
Author: divemaster13 from Gainesville, Virginia

Mix several parts "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels," a dash of "Go," a smidgen of "True Romance," and fights as brutal as "Fight Club" (but with women giving and taking beatings as much or moreso than the men) -- put it all through the filter of a Korean gangster film and you have "No Blood, No Tears," a tour de force by hot young director Seung-wan Ryoo ("Die Bad"; "Crying Fist").

The plot is complex. But not so that you can't follow what is going on as it happens. Don't plan on being two jumps ahead, however. Just let the movie come to you and you will be rewarded.

The whole issue of the heist and most of the fights (which are pretty brutal) don't really come into play until the second half of the film, but there is plenty of good stuff in the first half to get you there.

The story is centered around two good female leads. Hye-yeong Lee plays Kyeong-seon, who owes the local neighborhood loan shark a lot of money. She's got a certain past and tends to solve problems by a beer bottle across the head or a kick to the gut. Then we have Su-ji (played by Do-yeon Jeon)--the frequently smacked around moll of a low-level gangster. A chance encounter puts them together and gets the wheels turning on how they can make off with a whole lot of the high-level gangster's money.

There are double crosses, triple crosses, and lots of surprises along the way. A multitude of other characters play important roles. Inept police detectives; idiotic street punks who switch back and forth from being informants for the police and trying to get in on the goods themselves; loan collectors who don't know if they should start taking off fingers or sit down and eat lunch with the debtor. Perhaps most impressive is a gangster tough (credited as "Silent Man") played by famed martial arts action director Doo-hong Jung. He has a great fight scene where he really gets to strut his stuff.

If you are tired of the same old Hollywood plots, fights, and chases, do yourself a favor and seek this film out.

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