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A Company Man (2012)

Hoi-sa-won (original title)
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When a change of heart moves a well-trained hitman to tender his resignation to his employers, no good comes of it for anyone.

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Ji Hyeong-do
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Yu Mi-yeon
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Gwon Jong-tae
Dong-jun Kim ...
Ra Hun
Gook-hwan Jeon ...
Chairman Jeon
Kyeong-yeong Lee ...
Ban Ji-hun
Bo-bae Han ...
Ra Bo-seul
Eun-ah Jang ...
Assistant Manager Seo Min-hui
Ha-bok Yu ...
Director Jin Chae-guk
Jin-woo Park ...
Detective Jo Myeong-deok
Seo-won Kim ...
Detective Choo Min-woo
Dae-yong Jeong ...
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Joon-Hyun Lee ...
Do Jae-wook
Hee-won Hong ...
Assistant Manager Gu
Dae-Hyeon Seo ...
Chef Park (Chief of Staff)
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Ji Hyeong-do is an assassin for a company that masquerades as a metal trading firm. One day, he takes on a job partnering with a young man (Ra Hun) whom he is to kill afterwards. Ra Hun asks a favor of Hyeong-do, which is to give money to his family. Hyeong-do visits Ra Hun's home where he meets Ra Hun's mother, Yu Mi-Yeon, a former singer whom Hyeong-do admired in the past. Guilt, an unknown feeling up to this point for Hyeong-do, begins to take him over. When Hyeong-do's company realizes that he hasn't taken out Ra Hun as planned, Hyeong-do quickly becomes targeted. Written by luraz isketambola

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Fight Before Being Fired

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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11 October 2012 (South Korea)  »

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The film is the first work of actress Lee Mi-yeon since "Love Exposure" in the year 2007. See more »

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Ji Hyeong-do: Don't take it personally. It's just work.
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Company Man
1 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

The only thing these Company Men have in common with the other Company Men (movie with Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and more), is that they're struggling to survive after they are fired. On a more serious note though: This is a really good action drama, with a central performance that is understated and played very small.

Of course you have to wait quit a bit for action pieces, after an initial amazing stung at the beginning of the movie. But while it is foreseeable most of the times, it does deliver on everything it promises. There is over dramatization a few times, but you'll either accept it as part of the movie or just hate it happening. Depends on your own view.


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