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Carl Macek (dialogue: English version)
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Release Date:
13 June 2002 (South Korea) See more »
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1990. A number of children suddenly disappear. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense selects an elite group of scientists for a top-secret mission... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Seung-woo Kim ... Suk

Yunjin Kim ... Hisu (as Yoon-jin Kim)
Min-su Choi ... Goliath
Seon-a Kim ... May
So-yeong Jeong ... Joe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leraldo Anzaldua ... SI Beard 1 (voice: English version)

Christine M. Auten ... May (voice: English version) (as Christine Auten)
Greg Ayres ... Ah-zhou / Walla (voice: English version)
Rick Burford ... Chief / Psychopath (voice: English version)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Hisu (voice: English version)
Victor Carsrud ... Walla (voice: English version)
Luci Christian ... Dispatch (voice: English version)

Kaytha Coker ... Insu Aide (voice: English version)

Jason Douglas ... Goliath (voice: English version)

John Gremillion ... Ahm / SI Beard 2 / Home Phone Man / Sniped Goliath Subordinate (voice: English version)
Illich Guardiola ... SI Brown Hair / Corpse Inspector 2 / Ghetto Medic (voice: English version)
Jay Hickman ... Tech / Air Newscast 1 (voice: English version)
Seung-chae Lee (as Ji-seon Lee)
Carl Macek ... Ho / SI Dark Hair Short / Man from Past / Walla (voice: English version)
Svea Macek ... Woman from Past / SI Records / Computer (voice: English version)

Mike MacRae ... Jik (voice: English version)
Kira Maltezos ... Distraught Barfly (voice: English version) (as Kira Vincent-Davis)
George Manley ... Status Report / Corpse Inspector 1 / Border Ranger 1 / Walla (voice: English version)
Cynthia Martinez ... Reporter (voice: English version)

Andy McAvin ... No (voice: English version)

Vic Mignogna ... Jo (voice: English version)
Rob Mungle ... Barkeep (voice: English version)
Chris Patton ... SI Dark Hair Long (voice: English version)
Phil Ross ... Cloning Consultant (voice: English version)
John Swasey ... Suk (voice: English version)
John Tyson ... Insu (voice: English version)

Directed by
Yun-su Chong 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carl Macek  dialogue: English version

Produced by
Byoung-ju Ahn .... producer
John Ledford .... executive producer (english version)
Carl Macek .... producer (english version)
Mark Williams .... executive producer (english version)
 
Cinematography by
Han-cheol Jeong 
 
Film Editing by
Sun-min Kim 
 
Casting by
Carl Macek (english version) (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Seok-min Kim 
 
Sound Department
Brent Marshall .... sound re-recording mixer (english version)
Richard Stanford .... sound mixer (english version)
 
Other crew
Carl Macek .... dialogue director (version: english)
 

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South Korea:121 min
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Failed to excite me, 27 March 2005
Author: Mattias Petersson from Stockholm, Sweden

Asian cinema has progressed in many ways. Nowadays the production values of for instance South Korean films are almost as high as for standard Hollywood-fare. But still there is some way to go before the quality in all aspects rise up to what we've become accustomed to.

"Yesterday" is basically your standard Asian techno-thriller. Flashy visuals, nice special effects and flawless technical quality throughout. But like many other Asian movies i feel the script would have needed another run-through. The story of missing children being used for experimental research, and the connections to modern-day homicides, is just too messy. I never got a feel for the characters, never got a feel for the story. Also the actors feel a bit low on expressions, which doesn't really contribute when i already had trouble feeling anything at all about the movie. Simply put, this is not engaging enough.

And another problem that is also tied to the script is the fact that the movie is overly long. At just over two hours it stretches the script very thin. Since there are a few really nice action scenes, and a lot of promise in the visuals and general stylish look of the movie, i would like to see a more compressed story. Maybe twenty minutes shorter and some of the slower less meaningful scenes could have been cut out. In general i think both pace and story would have benefited from that.

In the end this movie failed to excite me. While it looked nice (and sounded nice) it didn't have much to offer in the way of plot or character development. And in the end nice visuals and a hefty budget is not enough to keep me entertained for over two hours. With a better script and less drawn-out filling scenes this could have been good. Now it's hardly mediocre. I rate it 4/10.

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