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Rough Cut (2008)
"Yeong-hwa-neun yeong-hwa-da" (original title)

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A gangster who wants to be an actor; an actor more gangster than anything. Here their paths and lives begin to cross.

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A gangster who wants to be an actor; an actor more gangster than anything. Here their paths and lives begin to cross.

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An unconventional action drama
21 August 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Billed as an action movie by trailers, and occasionally funny, Rough Cut is a complex drama playing out underneath an amusing premise.

The two leads share great chemistry and rivalry but manage to avoid a lot of the stereotypes and clichés for buddy action/comedies. The actor must negotiate a deteriorating private and public life while learning how to be less of an ass; the gangster's journey is perhaps more enigmatic and very thought provoking. His trajectory isn't what you'd expect from Hollywood cinema.

The two characters have their own distinct lives, which are interwoven mostly through their commitment to the film, which punctuates the ending with what may be the only major full action scene. (and it's plenty visceral to behold) This movie is easy to get into, but deep enough to truly reflect on. It's a little gem of entertainment.


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