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Cruel Winter Blues (2006)

Yeolhyeol-nama (original title)
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A small-time crook, Jae-moon goes after the man who killed his mentor a few years earlier. Jae-moon meets Chi-gook, a retired taekwondo practitioner who becomes his partner and goes to the ... See full summary »

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Han-seon Jo
Mun-hee Na
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Hie-bong Jo
Jin-ah Kim
Jun-bae Kim
Sang-sik Kim
Seong-deok Kwon
Min-Seok Oh
Yong Oh
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Yi-yeong Shim
Je-mun Yun
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A small-time crook, Jae-moon goes after the man who killed his mentor a few years earlier. Jae-moon meets Chi-gook, a retired taekwondo practitioner who becomes his partner and goes to the killer Dae-sik's hometown. Chi-gook and Jae-moon devise a plan to kill Dae-sik, but as the day of reckoning approaches, Jae-moon meets Dae-sik's mother, Jeom-sim, who reminds him of his hometown. As he sees Jeon-sim worrying over her son, he can't proceed to kill him. However, the encounter of Dae-sik and Jae-moon takes places on the village's field day. Written by Ajit Tiwari

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Human beings before Gangsters!
7 April 2013 | by (Bologna, Italy) – See all my reviews

It is not the sort of gangster films that contains a lot of actions in the fast paced manner. It is rather to do with the emotion development of the characters as it goes.

On this basis, throughout the film, there are more close-ups of the actors' faces than the hands & feet.

I marked 8 out of 10 because personally the film touched my sense of emotions. However, pretty sure it will be dependent.

Apart from the score, what I personally liked about the film is the sound track which does not come out much throughout the film but for me it was a quite strong impression since I still I am still doing a bit of humming of the song in the film.

Surely, people who understand the Korean culture including the language and difference of the intonation will make it much better to enjoy. But, still, worth enough to check out as an emotion-touching gangster film if I may call it so. Not going to waste 2 hours of one's life.


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