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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:
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
Gung-Min Nam ...
Min-ho (as Min Nam-koong)
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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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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Without a doubt better than The Godfather!!!
26 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for more in a gangster film than just violence and fights then this is the film for you.

This is a very well rounded film, in addition to some good scenes of violence, murder, betrayal and fights, there is a good splaterring of humour, family drama and a small bit of romance too.

The film centres around a low level gangster who through hard work and various violent acts begins to rise through the ranks.

One of the major messages of the film is about trust, friendship and betrayal.

The acting and directing are all very good, without the need to go over the top due to the excellent pacing of the film and a very good storyline.

Very highly recommended, the time to the end credits is just shy of 2H18, but it's well worth the time for the excellent twists and turns as the film goes on.


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