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A Dirty Carnival (2006)

Biyeolhan geori (original title)
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Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling ... See full summary »

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Kim Byung-doo (as Zo In-sung)
Ho-jin Chun ...
President Hwang (as Chun Ho-jin)
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Min-ho
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Hyun-joo
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Jong-soo
Je-mun Yun ...
Sang-chul
Eun-Sook Sunwoo ...
Byung-doo's Mother
Jong-hyuk Lee ...
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Young-pil
In-jae Heo ...
Sun-ok
Sin-seong Lee ...
Byung-sik
Tae-won Kwon ...
Prosecutor Park
Byeong-chun Kim ...
Detective Woo
Hyo-jun Park ...
Hippo
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Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss President Hwang is cornered by a corrupt prosecutor, Byung-du volunteers for a whack job and wins the big man's trust. However, his real trouble begins when friend Min-ho, an aspiring movie director, asks him to be a consultant for the latter's debut film. Written by Anon

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15 June 2006 (South Korea)  »

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$4,700,000 (estimated)
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The song being sung by President Hwang at the end of the movie (that ends up fading into the end credits) is Alan Parson's Projects' "Old and Wise". See more »

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References Memories of Murder (2003) See more »

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In-Seong Cho finally blossoms...
26 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie is bittersweet, reminding me of "Blow" and "Casino". I refuse to say that it is the Asian counterpart of the above-mentioned movies because I think that does not do Yoo Ha or In-Seong Cho justice.

The cast acted as though each role was made just for them and the accordion laced soundtrack simply added to the irony and hard, cold truth of the subject matter.

But most of the kudos have to go to In-Seong Cho, for letting viewers live through his character (Byung-Doo). Whether it's laughing at his karaoke rendition in the car and club.; his intense, awkward yet realistic fighting skills or the boyish charms oozing when he sees the woman he loves ~ if I knew nothing of the actor I would have thought he was cast to play himself.

It is extremely well done so just watch it and find out for yourself!


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