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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:
Chun Ho-jin ...
President Hwang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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
Min Nam-koong ...
Min-ho
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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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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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 Scarface (1983) See more »

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One of my favorites....
30 March 2007 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

We got to see "A Dirty Carnival" at the Asian-American Film Festival here in San Francisco last week. The movie is truly amazing. The action sequences, the music, and the acting were all fantastic.

I think In-Seong Jo (lead actor) will have a very long career in movies. He'd be perfect for Hollywood movies too. His performance in this role lead me to do some research on his other movies - I'll be renting/buying them soon.

Hopefully, Hollywood will not try to re-make this film. It's perfect as is. American audiences are just going to have to get used to reading subtitles to see great movies.


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