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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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Credited cast:
Ho-jin Chun ...
President Hwang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nam Gung-Min ...
Min-ho (as Min Nam-koong)
In-jae Heo
Ku Jin ...
Jong-su
In-seong Jo ...
Kim Byung-doo
Byeong-chun Kim
Yun-Hee Kim
Tae-won Kwon
Bo-young Lee ...
Hyun-ju
Jong-hyeok Lee
Sang-yi Lee
Jin-ah Yoo
Je-mun Yun ...
Sang-chul
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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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What happens if you are a gangster?
2 September 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Let me say one thing. I give it 10 just for the apt realistic ending it is. It is not what I liked one little bit but then I give it to the director for catching us off-guard but this is a South Korean movie and this is EXACTLY what I expect from them - a twist that knocks everyone out. This is good. This is what I look for in a South Korean movie - something different from the usual "Hollywood Crafted Endings" - which I feel most of the time implanted into the movie. I saw the film yesterday night and it was running in my mind every time I woke up in sleep. I never thought that this would have such an impact on me.

About the story - this is a gangster film with lots of great violent fights - I thought initially that those fights reflected the title ...until the ending and then I felt the whole movie was like a gangster carnival.

See the movie - this will hit you...


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