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The Thieves (2012) More at IMDbPro »Dodookdeul (original title)

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The Thieves -- It's the score of their lives - if they can pull it off. Five thieves at the top of their game stake out a casino holding a $20M diamond. But between the vault, the cops, and each other, who will walk away with the score of all time?
The Thieves -- A crew of thieves head to Macau in order to let things cool down after their latest job, where Popeye, the leader, encounters his old partner, who escaped with a haul of gold from their last job together years ago.


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Dong-hoon Choi (screenplay) &
Ki-Cheol Lee (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 July 2012 (South Korea) See more »
All for the money. One for the revenge. Every man for himself.
In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Yun-seok Kim ... Macao Park (as Kim Yunseok)

Jung-jae Lee ... Popie (as Lee Jungjae)

Hye-su Kim ... Pepsee (as Kim Hyesoo)

Ji-hyun Jun ... Yenicall (as Gianna Jun)

Simon Yam ... Chen

Hae-suk Kim ... Chewingum (as Kim Haesook)

Dal-su Oh ... Andrew (as Oh Dalsoo)
Soo-Hyun Kim ... Zampano (as Kim Soohyun)
Kwok Cheung Tsang ... Jonny (as Derek Tsang)
Jin-mo Joo ... Chief Detective
Guk-Seo Ki ... Wei Hong (as Kee Kookseo)
Duek-mun Choi ... Casino Manager (as Choi Duckmoon)
Gook-hee Chae ... Madame (as Chae Kukhee)
Soo-jeong Ye ... Tiffany (as Ye Sujeong)

Angelica Lee ... Julie (as Lee Sinje)

Ha-kyun Shin ... Art Gallery Director (as Shin Hakyun)
Kwang-hoon Na ... Chief Investigator

Kang-woo Kim ... Stolen Goods Buyer
Jin-ho Choi ... One-Eye
Byeong-wook Son ... Young-sik
Joo-Myeong Kim ... Fake Wei Hong
Min-mok Son ... Appraiser
Won-gi Hong ... Macao Park's Father
Young-ju Seo ... Young Macao Park
Geon-woo Ji ... Suit 1
Mun-cheol Kwon ... Suit 2
Yeong-min Kim ... Suit 3
Tae-kyeong Park ... Real Janitor
Cheong-ok Kim ... Chief Detective's Partner
Young-Woong Kim ... Detective
Jun-nyeong Jang ... Security Office Detective
Hae-Seong Lee ... Art Gallery Lead Guard
Ho-min Kim ... Art Gallery Guard 1
Eun-ho Jo ... Art Gallery Guard 2
Da-hye Kim ... Announcer
Eun-Chae Lee ... Massage Lady 1
Soo-Yeon Kim ... Massage Lady 2
Jun-woo Kim ... Tiffany's Entourage 1
Yoon-hun Jeong ... Tiffany's Entourage 2
Hyeon-mun Jang ... Underground Vault Guard
Gyu-hoe Lee ... Underground Vault Manager
Yuk-Ryong Kim ... Underground Vault Staff
Yoo-su Lee ... Underground Vault Guard
Hyo-sik Yeon ... Control Room Guard
Ju-won Lee ... VIP Room Manager
Yoon-tae Kim ... VIP Room Corridor Guard
Jang Dong ... Staff
Yeong-Cheol Yoo ... Hong Kong Cop 1
Gyu-Seok Han ... Hong Kong Cop 2
Sang-won Jo ... Hong Kong Cop 3
Man Fong ... Hong Kong Surveillance Cop 1
Peter Chan ... Hong Kong Surveillance Cop 2
Chui-Yee Wong ... Xiao Wen (as Tweety Wong)
Wai-Nam So
Dai So ... Security Guard 2
Cake Wong ... Jewelry Store Owner
Alex To ... Hong Kong Hotel Pool Employee
Brian Li ... Car Rental Staff
Johnny Lam ... Car Rental Executive
Myung-Hun Lee ... Casino Guard 1 (as Lee Myung-Hun)
Ling Yuen Lam ... Casino Guard 2 (as Derek Lam)
Icy Hui ... Cafe Mistress
Hing-Hong Chan ... Boat Owner (as Chan Hing Hong)
Roy Cheng ... Old Man Carrying Things
Kin-Long Chan ... Warehouse Kid (as Kelvin Chan)
Cinda Hui ... Local Casino Guest
Jack Law ... Police Patrolman 1
Oscar Li ... Police Patrolman 2
Man-Wai Luk ... Police Patrolman 3 (as Frankie Luk)
Vincent Chi ... Police Patrolman 4
Sun-Hong Kim ... Police Patrolman 5
Jong-seok Kim ... Underground Garage Cop 1
Do-han Kim ... Underground Garage Cop 2
Dong-jin Lee ... Underground Garage Cop 3
Chi-ho Seong ... Underground Garage Cop 4

Directed by
Dong-hoon Choi  (as Choi Dong Hoon)
Writing credits
Dong-hoon Choi (screenplay) (as Choi Dong Hoon) &
Ki-Cheol Lee (screenplay) (as Lee Ki Cheol)

Produced by
Soo-hyun Ahn .... producer (as Ahn Soo Hyun)
Chen On Chu .... line producer: Hong Kong and Macau (as Chu Chen On)
Moon-goo Jung .... producer
Cheol-su Kim .... line producer (as Kim Chul Soo)
Sung-min Kim .... producer
Jeong-hun You .... executive producer (as You Jeong Hun)
Original Music by
Yeong-gyu Jang 
Cinematography by
Young-hwan Choi 
Film Editing by
Min-kyeong Shin 
Production Design by
Ha-jun Lee 
Art Direction by
Ha-jun Lee 
Costume Design by
Se-yeon Choi 
Makeup Department
Seo-young Kim .... makeup department head
Tae-young Kwak .... special makeup effects artist
Hee Eun Lee .... lead prosthetic makeup artist
Production Management
Pou Ian Ao .... production manager: Macau (as Ao Pou Ian)
Shing Hung Chan .... unit manager: Hong Kong (as Andy Chan)
Connie Cheung .... assistant production manager: Hong Kong
Wendy Wong .... production manager: Hong Kong and Macau
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jong-hun Jung .... assistant director
Kim-Ching Luk .... first assistant director: Hong Kong and Macau (as Sunny Luk)
On Shim .... assistant director
George Wong .... second assistant director: Hong Kong and Macau
Art Department
Chi Hang Ho .... art director: Hong Kong
Chun Wah Hui .... construction coordinator: Hong Kong
Chun Wah Hui .... props: Hong Kong
Suki Lui .... assistant art director: Hong Kong
Kloud Wan .... assistant art director: Hong Kong
Sound Department
Hee-soo Eun .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Do-ahn Jung .... special effects
Kyung-soo Park .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Jae-cheon Choi .... visual effects supervisor
Young-woo Han .... visual effects supervisor: vfx supervisor
Doo Sup Jung .... visual effects
Kiyoung Jung .... pipeline technical director
Ko Eun Koni Jung .... visual effects coordinator
Sang Hyun Jung .... digital compositor (2012)
Ju-won Lee .... visual effects supervisor
Il Hwan Na .... matte painting supervisor
Min Jung Shin .... digital compositor
Momo Yang .... layout supervisor
Daehwan Jang .... matchmove artist (uncredited)
Seung-gu Gwon .... stunts
Kwi-deok Kwon .... stunts
Ji-oh Seo .... stunts
Sang-seob Yoo .... action choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Seong-gwan Kim .... lighting technician
Chun-Shing Lam .... best boy electrician: Hong Kong and Macau unit
Chun-Wan Lam .... gaffer: Hong Kong and Macau unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kitty Chau .... stylist: Hong Kong
Kitty Chau .... wardrobe supervisor: Hong Kong
Jumbo Tsang .... assistant wardrobe supervisor: Hong Kong
Location Management
Matthew Tai .... assistant location manager: Hong Kong
Chi Wai Yan .... location manager: Hong Kong (as Yan Chi Wai)
Other crew
William Cheng .... production assistant: Hong Kong
Eddie Ho .... weapons master
Frank Kim .... translator
Su Hyun Kim .... script supervisor
Kwok Kit Lai .... on-set production assistant: Hong Kong (as Lai Kwok Kit)
Feyon Li .... production coordinator: Hong Kong
Yuk-sing Lo .... on-set production assistant: Hong Kong (as Lo Yuk Sing)
Kam-Fu Mak .... production assistant: Macau
Paul Seto .... weapons technician
Maurice Vy .... key production assistant: Hong Kong
Kwok Sing Wong .... on-set production assistant: Hong Kong (as Wong Kwok Sing)
Chung-yiu Yeung .... on-set production assistant: Hong Kong (as Yeung Chung Yiu)
Ka Ho Yuen .... on-set production assistant: Hong Kong (as Yuen Ka Ho)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dodookdeul" - South Korea (original title)
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135 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Jung Jae Lee and Gianna Jun starred together as the leads in Il Mare (2000), later remade into the Hollywood movie Lake House.See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
If you only watch one Asian movie this year, "The Thieves" is the one to watch..., 5 May 2014
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Finally I got a chance to watch "The Thieves" ("Dodookdeul"), and the wait was well worth it. This movie was fantastic in every aspect.

The story is about a group of Korean and Hong Kong thieves who come together for a mutual heist to steal a very expensive diamond. But things take a turn for the worse and the heist doesn't go as planned. Alliances are forged and broken, and the game of deception runs high, and just what is honor amongst thieves truly worth?

I will say that the storyline was compelling and interesting. Sure it could be compared to "Oceans Eleven" and with elements of "Mission Impossible" in it, but it would be a shame to do so, because "The Thieves" is unique in its own right.

The story was not predictable and just as you thought you had figured out what was next, the movie took an unforeseen turn and totally throws off the audience. This is the part that I really like about the storyline, it was kept fresh and constantly on the toes.

Director Dong-Hoon Choi have managed to put together a great movie that is entertaining, exciting and thrilling. And what really helps the movie along nicely are the people on the cast list. Wow! They really have some of the great talents from both the Korean and Hong Kong cinema alike. Gianna Jun, Simon Yam and Jung-Jae Lee really go all the way here and carry the movie so nicely.

"The Thieves" is a definite 'must' watch movie of you enjoy Asian cinema, regardless of your preference to Korean or Hong Kong cinema.

This movie is a clear 8 out of 10 stars without a doubt.

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