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Kyung-Taek Kwak (screenplay)
Kwon-tae Ahn (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 July 2008 (South Korea) See more »
The devious brain behind a heist draws a top police detective, on the eve of his retirement, into an elaborate plot of robbery and revenge. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Suk-kyu Han ... Baek Sung-chan

Seung-won Cha ... Ahn Hyun-min

Young-chang Song ... Kim Hyun-tae
Byung-joon Lee ... Antonio
In-gi Jeong ... Hwang Min-chul
Ji-seok Kim ... Song Yoo-gon
Byeong-wook Son ... Kim Do-soo
Seong-Gyoo Lim ... Cha Young-jae
Jae-goo Lee ... Detective Park
Yoon-tae Kim ... Detective Kim

Jongman Kim ... Detective Oh (as Jong-man Kim)
Jeong Yoon ... Detective Lee
Hyuk Poong Kwon ... Yoon
Min-seok Kwak ... Go Dong-min
Hye-Jeong Kim
Ra-hye Lee ... Do-soo's Daughter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eun-ah Jang ... Tourist
Mu-song Jeon ... Ahn Hyuk-tae

Hae-suk Kim ... Do-soo's Mother
Seon-Yeong Kim
Do-yeong Lim ... Tourist
Hyun-sung Lim

Directed by
Kwon-tae Ahn 
Kyung-Taek Kwak 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kwon-tae Ahn  screenplay
Dong-Woo Kim  writer
Kyung-Taek Kwak  screenplay

Produced by
Tae-won Jeong .... executive producer
Tae-won Jeong .... producer
Original Music by
Jun-seok Bang 
Cinematography by
Kyung-pyo Hong 
Film Editing by
Min-ho Kyeong 
Production Management
Hyunwoo Myung .... assistant unit manager
Visual Effects by
Hanjoo Jeong .... digital effects artist
Tae-hun Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Eui Dong Park .... visual effects

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Also Known As:
"Noon-e-neun noon I-e-neun i" - South Korea (original title)
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Rated R for some violence and language
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | South Korea:15 | USA:R (certificate #46034)
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Potential But Overall Comes Up Short, 24 October 2008
Author: Collin Cook from United States

High production values and good acting do some justice to a Korean film that is muddled by poor editing and an overall lack of coherency. The title is mis-translated to a cliché and generic action title with many a movie before it. The protagonist and antagonist do their jobs, and their is some creativity to the vs. aspect of the two, however, the other characters are easily lost and unrelated to. Only one other character is partially exposed by the camera. The movie goes for a bit of Oceans 11 heist-caper with some action elements. If you've ever watched popular Korean film, the reoccurring vengeance theme is present as well. I think somewhere in the development of this movie, someone was a little too overambitious. The plot drifts around. There's a definite effort to be unique but it end up being way too familiar. The classic scenario of the exchange of goods for the life of a friend is used. The editing at points is so jumpy and confusing it hurts. As I said though, it is not a terrible movie. The main characters are interesting and they have enough distinctness to make them real. If you are looking to watch a better Korean flick, you could watch Wild Card for a strictly cop action movie. For vengeance,director Park Chan Wook's vengeance trilogy would be best (Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, "....Mr. Vengeance", Oldboy. Or, for a slickly produced ,agrivating, get the bad guy movie, check out Chaser.

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