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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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Release Date:
16 September 2010 (South Korea) See more »
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Brothers Enemies Killers
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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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Cast

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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
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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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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
good action, 1 January 2012
Author: KHALeD GrindFilm from Kuwait

Directed by Hae-sung Song A Better Tomorrow is a remake of the 1986 film "A Better Tomorrow" by John Woo, it's a co-production between South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan.

A Better Tomorrow tells the story of Hyuk (Joo Jin-Mo), who lives the fast life as a high-ranking mobster in the port city of Busan, South Korea with his closest pal, fellow mobster Lee Young-Chun (Song Seung-Heon). Though Hyuk seems to be on top of the world, he is haunted by the memory of leaving behind his younger brother Chul (Kim Kang-Woo) and mother as they attempted to flee into South Korea from North Korea. Hyuk's mother was beaten to death while Chul was imprisoned after they were caught by North Korean authorities (plot).

I didn't saw the original one but i think this film was great in every thing, the story was very simple but the actions scenes was really cool, director Hae-sung Song shows that he is ready to play with the likes of To and Woo with this film and I hope he really grows into himself, because he can craft brutal action while make the rest of the frame dance with beauty. Overall I would say the remake of A Better Tomorrow is an awesome movie that any action lover should give it a watch.

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