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A crime drama set in LA's Koreatown, UNDOING introduces us to Samuel, who returns after a mysterious absence to reconcile the death of his best friend exactly one year ago.



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A crime drama set in LA's Koreatown, UNDOING introduces us to Samuel, who returns after a mysterious absence to reconcile the death of his best friend exactly one year ago.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


What would you do for a second chance? See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

5 December 2007 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,065 (USA) (4 January 2008)


$44,999 (USA) (29 February 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bobby Lee needed to re-do the dialog for his scenes in a sound booth. He did the entire re-dub in the nude. See more »


Don: Why the interview?
Kenny: I mean, have you killed anybody? I know you probably have some cool-ass stories and shit.
Don: Ok, why don't you tell Connie Chung to sit back and keep quiet.
[unknown to the writer/director, Bobby Lee does a Connie Chung impersonation on MadTV]
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Interesting minimalist Asian American indie film noir
2 December 2007 | by (San Francisco, California, United States) – See all my reviews

This was obviously done on little or no budget, and they make the most of it. Sam (Sung Kang), gone for a year, returns to Los Angeles to get revenge for his friend who was killed in a drug deal gone bad, and to get back his girlfriend. The film is told in minimalist fashion, with a definite film noir attitude. The story is pretty straightforward, but serves to reveal Sam's inner turmoil. While most of the characters/actors are Asian American, and part of the film is set in LA's Koreatown, this does not figure in the story, and in fact there is only one moment--when Sam visits his dead friend's father--that we see something culturally Korean (at least, I think it is culturally Korean--I'm not Korean myself) and expresses his grief at the news he has to tell the father.

I found the film not exciting, but interesting, as a character study of someone who has done some wrong things and expects others to help him dig himself out.

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