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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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4 nominations See more »
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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

Directed by
Kyung-Taek Kwak 
 
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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
 
Production Management
Ji-Woong Nam .... production manager
 
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
 
Editorial Department
Jae-Min Han .... colorist
 
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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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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Not your standard action movie, 27 March 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

TYPHOON, a big-budget international action flick from South Korea, successfully manages to combine breakneck thrills and spills with the kind of multi-layered characterisation usually witnessed in human drama and tragedies. In many ways it fulfils all the requirements of a typical action movie while at the same time going beyond there to become something much more affecting and poignant.

The essential story is a game of cat and mouse between an intelligence agent (the square-jawed Jung-Jae Lee) and a terrorist (the excellent, and sympathetic, Dong-gun Jang) but of course there's much more to it than just that. The locations are varied, taking in Thailand, China, Russia and South Korea, and the photography is never less than impressive. Kyung-Taek Kwak films each moment with a real crispness and clarity that really helps his picture come to life in the pulse-pounding shoot-outs and car chases.

The acting, too, is stand out, particularly from Dong-gun Jang and Mi-yeon Lee, playing the defector brother and sister who spend their lives oppressed by circumstance and failure. Their touching moments together lend the movie real heart and almost get you cheering on the villains at times. Fans of Thai action cinema may also spot ONG BAK baddie Chatthapong Pantanaunkul as one of the terrorists. With its fine film-making, high level of quality and combination of genres, TYPHOON is another stand-out film from a country with a record of making them.

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