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Once Upon a Time in Seoul (2008)

So-nyeon-eun wool-ji anh-neun-da (original title)
(Korean with English subtitles) 1953, the Korean war has ended. Most of the country is war-torn and in shambles. Two young boys living in a refugee camp are doing their best living in these... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Wan Lee ...
Jong-doo
Chang-ui Song ...
Tae-ho
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Soon-nam
Ki-young Lee ...
Do-cheol
Kil-kang Ahn ...
Myeong-soo (as Kil-Kang Ahn)
Kyeong-ho Jeong ...
Mouse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seong-jin Han ...
Sang-guk
Min-su Ju ...
Yeong-nam
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(Korean with English subtitles) 1953, the Korean war has ended. Most of the country is war-torn and in shambles. Two young boys living in a refugee camp are doing their best living in these harsh conditions. Their best bet of survival is to trade in stolen goods. But when they take business away from the local gangsters, they begin a new fight for survival. Written by Anonymous

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Sort of like the Korean Oliver Twist with more bullwhips
7 June 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Not sure why there are no reviews for this excellent movie. It's the story of two childhood friends Tae-ho and Jong-du growing up after the conclusion of the Korean War.

Tae-ho and Jong-du are 18 years old and are struggling to find a way to survive. They start a shop selling stolen army supplies and try and prosper. Many challenges are encounter amongst them mob interference and the befriending the many other orphaned children littered thru the streets all trying to survive.

It's a pretty good movie yo, it's got a love interest and this crazy bull whip. If you like people muttering in Korean with English subtitles underneath them, then this is definitely up your alley


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