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A lawyer gets mixed up with Korean gangsters in New York City.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Kim
Jun Kim ...
Mike Juhn (as Jun Sung Kim)
Jin Ho Chun
Lila Lee
Suki Kim
Hans Kim ...
Detective Park
Danny (as Dante Han)
Mama San
Frank Ferenti
Frank Jang ...
Fat Cho
Elena Chang ...
Steve Pak ...
Kevin Lee


"West 32nd" takes the cameras inside New York's gritty Korean underworld. After hustling his way onto a homicide case, attorney John Kim (Cho) finds himself thrust into a sordid world of hard realities and moral compromises after he is taken under the wing of a ruthless Korean gangster who knows no limits. Written by anonymous

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22 November 2007 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

We-steu-sam-ship-e-beon-ga  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Makes you stop and think...
11 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I drove up from DC to catch the premiere. We'd never been to an 'indie' film or been to a film festival, and so weren't quite sure what to expect. We left wishing we could stick around another day to watch it again.

The story itself is not unique, but the way it's applied and used to paint a larger picture most definitely is. The cost of assimilation, as well as the cost of failing to assimilate, are both presented in stark contrast. It's something that anyone who's ever lived in a culture outside of their own can relate to - not just Korean, or for that matter, Asian, immigrants.

The quality of production, acting and writing is all top notch, and not once during the film did I ever find it to be lesser than the hundreds of Hollywood flicks I've seen in my years. There's action, comedy, suspense, and all of it serves a purpose.

The only thing I'm finding myself regretting is that we didn't book a hotel and stick around for the second screening.

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