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A Better Tomorrow (2010) More at IMDbPro »Moo-jeok-ja (original title)

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A Better Tomorrow -- When his long-lost little brother resurfaces, a successful gangster must balance family loyalties with his complicated professional commitments. Hae-sung Song directs this Korean remake of director John Woo's Hong Kong cinema classic.
A Better Tomorrow -- Hyuk and Chul are two brothers who have been separated since childhood. Hyuk, the older one, has now become a weapon smuggling gang boss, while Chul has become a policeman. Their relationship gets tangled with deep misunderstanding and their destiny heads for an unexpected ending.

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John Woo (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 September 2010 (South Korea) See more »
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Brothers Enemies Killers
Plot:
Arms trafficker Hyuk and Young-chun are practically brothers and nothing can separate them. When the two managed to escape from North Korea... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of the worst movies recently See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jin-mo Ju ... Kim Hyeok
Seung-heon Song ... Yeong-choon

Kang-woo Kim ... Kim Cheol
Han Sun Jo ... Tae Min
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Lieutenant Park
Ji-yeong Kim ... Aunt
Hae-gon Kim ... President Jeong
Hyeong-jun Lim ... Detective Lee
Tae-hwa Seo ... Prosecutor Jo
Sin-seong Lee ... Gwang-hee

Directed by
Hae-sung Song 
 
Writing credits
John Woo (original screenplay)

Hyo-seok Kim (adaptation) &
Taek-kyung Lee (adaptation) &
Geun-mo Choi (adaptation) &
Hae-gon Kim (adaptation)

Hing-Ka Chan  original screenplay
Suk-Wah Leung  original screenplay

Produced by
Terence Chang .... executive producer
Daniel Chun-on Cheung .... executive producer
Il-hyung Jo .... associate producer
Josh Kim .... associate producer
Katharine Kim .... associate producer
Byeong-woo Lim .... executive producer (as Brian Lim)
David Matsumoto .... executive producer
Daisuke 'Dais' Miyachi .... producer
Hyung-jun Park .... producer
Peter Poon .... executive producer
John Woo .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jae-jin Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Seung-gi Kang 
 
Film Editing by
Gok-ji Park 
 
Casting by
Jong-do Kim 
 
Production Design by
Hong-sam Yang 
 
Costume Design by
Jong-won Kim 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pornmanus Rattanavich .... assistant director: Thailand (as Pornmanus Silpasart)
 
Art Department
Nattavut Buranakij .... property master
 
Sound Department
Romain Bigorgne .... sound effects editor
Tae-young Choi .... sound re-recording mixer
Tae-young Choi .... supervising sound editor
Yong Oh Choi .... foley mixer
Kim Dong-Han .... sound effects editor
Hye Young Kang .... sound designer
Byung In Kim .... dialogue editor
Chung Gyu Lee .... foley artist
Su Hyun Lee .... sound effects editor
Yong Ki Park .... adr mixer
Yong Ki Park .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Kiyoung Jung .... pipeline technical director
Sang Hyun Jung .... digital compositor (2010)
Il Hwan Na .... art supervisor
Min Jung Shin .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jae-young Lim .... lighting technician
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Moo-jeok-ja" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout and pervasive language
Runtime:
124 min
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Certification:
Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (DVD rating) | France:U | Japan:PG12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | UK:15 | USA:R

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5 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
One of the worst movies recently, 25 December 2011
Author: bayramsaparov from United States

I am a fan of Korean movies. Or so I thought after watching some of the legendary movies like the Vengeance Trilogy, Memories of Murder etc. However, it turns out, a lot of movies from Korea are just not for my taste as well.

Usually, I find that out pretty quickly, i.e. I don't bother watching love stories and comedies for teens. But this one looked like an action packed movie a la "The Good, The Bad and The Weird". Not quite.

It was a waste of a time. I wouldn't say it was amateurish in choreography or screenplay, I'd say it was terrible in terms of its script. Movie is so annoying, unbelievable. Like you know what stupid things one brother might do, and he ends up doing all of that. Also, script writing is so poor, that all these "gangsters" look more like high school gangsters than real life ones. Tears, crying, begging, pitying each other. A bunch of pathetic girlie gangsters => similarly pathetic movie.

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