IMDb > A Company Man (2012)

A Company Man (2012) More at IMDbPro »Hoi-sa-won (original title)

Photos (See all 7 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
A Company Man -- Trailer for A Company Man

Overview

User Rating:
6.6/10   1,711 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Contact:
View company contact information for A Company Man on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
11 October 2012 (South Korea) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Fight Before Being Fired
Plot:
Hyeong Do, an assassin who look just like a company worker. He wants to stop but things doesn't go easy like he thought. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Corporate family is no family at all See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ji-seob So ... Ji Hyeong-do
Mi-yeon Lee ... Yu Mi-yeon
Do Won Kwak ... 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 ... Chief
Hee-won Hong ... Assistant Manager Gu
Ju-hye Park ... Assistant Manager Choi
Na-mi Yu ... Miss Ahn
Kyung-yeun Hong ... Manager Yang
Chae-eun Lee ... Manager Park
Jeong-joo Seo ... Section Chief Oh
Jae-yoon Lee ... Sin Ip-nam
Su-ho Ha ... Sales Employee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Song Eun-ji ... Cafe Musician
Seok-jeong Hwang ... Cafe Owner
In-hwa Jeong ... Gwon Jong-tae's Wife
Jong-yeol Jeong ... Director Jang
Min-Hong Kim ... Cafe Musician
Sang-yoon Lim ... Doctor
Jae-moo Oh ... Young Hyeong-do
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Sang-yoon Lim 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sang-yoon Lim 

Produced by
Hyun-ju Oh .... producer
Jeong Yong-Wook .... producer
Jeong-hun You .... executive producer
Jeong-hun You .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mowg 
 
Cinematography by
Hyung-deok Lee 
 
Film Editing by
Na-young Nam 
 
Production Design by
Hyeon-Seok Choi 
 
Costume Design by
Na-hyung Kim 
 
Sound Department
Min-ho Jo .... sound
In-Kyu Lee .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Do-ahn Jung .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Dong-su Kim .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Ee-jeong Hong .... stunts
Seung-won Kwak .... stunts
Geum-yong Lee .... stunts
Hak-ryeol Lee .... stunts
Jae-Min Shin .... action coordinator
Chang-soo Sin .... stunts
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
  • Ketalog  marketing and advertising
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hoi-sa-won" - South Korea (original title)
"The Killer" - USA (alternative title)
See more »
Runtime:
96 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film is the debut of Lim Sang-Yoon as writer and director.See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Corporate family is no family at all, 22 May 2014
Author: Justin Sherman from Canada

An impressive movie. More than just a crime-thriller/action flick, this film takes a hard look at the Korean/Asian work-ethic, underlining the dangerously soulless nature of 'Corporate Family'. That's what The Company featured in this film is, beyond it's cover as metal-traders and its hidden, darker nature. The young field employees all see their Boss as a father-figure, "I love you, boss." the literal mantra of their interactions with him, something they say with such casual ease as to suggest this is, in fact, a relatively common way to greet your boss in South Korea. The lieutenant of the Boss, who doles out and reviews 'assignments', is like the jealous older brother; his position assured by the hierarchy, but his self-worth frequently challenged by the skills of his underlings, for which he punishes them frequently, and for which they desperately apologize. The protagonist is immersed in this family, seeing it as his life entire. He truly does love his boss, and his devotion to The Company borders on the absolute. As he leaves youth behind however, crisis of conscience begin to afflict him. He begins to question the worth of his own assignments, the value of the lives he's taking, and more and more he comes to feel that living should mean something more, and his love and devotion to a Company so callous and cruel has been gravely, woefully misplaced.

It's rare to find this kind of social commentary hovering over an action/thriller film, and I found it to be treat. It gives one a window into a way of living that one otherwise might only hear about, and explores the emotional anxieties surrounding that way of living in a gripping, often very heartfelt way. There's plenty of blood, violence and gun-play to keep the viewer entertained, but the deeper themes running through it provoke real sympathy and hard thought in those receptive to such things. The catharsis of the film, the 'redemption' of the protagonist, comes in the simple form of a conscious decision to smile; to seek happiness over professionalism. It's an odd moment, hard to place in time and setting, but a potent and highly uplifting one.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (10 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for A Company Man (2012)

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Action section IMDb South Korea section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.