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Undoing (2006)

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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Don
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Leon
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Randall
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Joon
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Danny
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,065, 6 January 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,999, 2 March 2008
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Russell Wong got the part of Leon by doing a Christopher Walken impersonation for the casting agent. See more »

Quotes

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 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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