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A bitter loan shark strikes a friendship with a troubled schoolgirl as he faces his own troubled past with his abusive father.

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Yeon-Hue (as Kot-bi Kim)
Man-shik Jeong ...
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Seung-il Hong
Lee Hwan ...
Yeong-Jae
Sang-won Kim ...
Sang-hun Young
Seon-bin Kim
Jin-suk Lee ...
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Seung-yeon Lee ...
Hyeon-seo
Byeong-eun Park
Jeong-sun Park ...
Seung-cheol
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A bitter loan shark strikes a friendship with a troubled schoolgirl as he faces his own troubled past with his abusive father.

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Sang-hoon: [after beating up an abusive husband/father] Fathers in this country's all fucked up. They're pathetic fucks but when it comes to family, they're Kim Il-sung. Isn't that right, fucker? Think you're Kim Il-sung?
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Breathless is stark, dark and uncompromising
25 August 2010 | by (www.subtitledonline.com) – See all my reviews

Breathless is a bleak, relentless and emotionally raw movie from South Korea. An uncompromising look at the violent underbelly of a section of poverty ridden urban South Korea, Breathless is the directorial debut of lead man and scriptwriter Yang Ik-joon, and has rightly been bestowed with a healthy array of awards.

As the films pace allows layers to build and relationship dynamics to be understood and interwoven, nausea and discomfort evolves into empathy and worry, characters you are sure are irredeemable surprise you. The shaky documentary style photography adds to the grittiness and rawness.

Breathless is stark, dark and uncompromising. Well directed and with expertly judged emotional performances, this film has dared to expose the terrible unbreakable cycle of violence in an apparently progressive and evolved society. JM


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