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Release Date:
14 December 2005 (South Korea) See more »
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Revenge Is A Force Of Nature!
Plot:
A modern-day pirate plans a massive attack on North and South Korea. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Dong-gun Jang ... SIn

Jung-Jae Lee ... Gang Se-jong
Mi-yeon Lee ... Choi Myeong-ju

David Lee McInnis ... Somchai (as David McInnis)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John David Dix ... (voice)
Wook Heo ... Team Manager Choi

David No ... Leather Jacket
Chatthapong Pantanaunkul ... Toto
Vadim Scott ... President's Secret Service
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Directed by
Kyung-Taek Kwak 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kyung-Taek Kwak 

Original Music by
Hyeong-seok Kim 
 
Cinematography by
Kyung-pyo Hong 
 
Film Editing by
Simon K. Park 
 
Art Direction by
Chang-gil Gang 
 
Makeup Department
Seo-young Kim .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Sung-hoon Kim .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Tae-young Choi .... sound
In-gyu Lee .... sound
Seung-yeop Lee .... sound editor
Jun-o Park .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Kyung-soo Park .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Jong Ik Kang .... visual effects supervisor
Dong-hoon Lee .... digital effects artist
Jason Madigan .... senior compositor
Kang Sung-Uk .... visual effects
Danyo Donghyun Yoon .... pre-visualization artist
 
Music Department
Alex Henery .... music contractor
Simon Leadley .... scoring engineer
 
Other crew
Winston Emano .... publicist
David Magdael .... publicist
Anne Stulz .... publicist
Steven Wallace .... publicist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tae-poong" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and brief language
Runtime:
124 min | Norway:104 min (approx.)
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
An Average Korean Blockbuster, 5 August 2006
Author: EricYJChoi from Taiwan

This new film by Kwak Kyung-Taek is dubbed a blockbuster, having used up the most expensive budget in Korean cinema history. The money does show up on screen and the locations are nice and exotic. But the movie is somewhat disappointing in other respects.

The first hour is very boring, one that had me restless. The music sounded like something from an expensive video game and many scenes dragged on far too long. After witnessing the most uninspired car chase I've seen in a while, I was ready to give up on this movie. However, Lee Mi-Yeon managed to save the film single handedly with an incredible performance. It's a shame she's on screen for such a short time but with her introduction, the film suddenly finds energy and was entertaining from then on. The film could have used some better characterization and more interaction between the two protagonists. It is mostly the flawed screenplay that is the blame here concerning our lack of emotional attachment to the main characters not the actors themselves; they both do a suitable job. More of Lee Mi-Yeon could have always helped as well. As it is, this movie delivers somewhat as entertainment but it could have been much better.

One scene that will remain in my mind from this film is when the two protagonists meet at the train station. This is one of the few times when the music complemented the scene and the result is truly cinematic. Only at this turning point does the movie find its mark but when it does, it's more than watchable.

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