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Release Date:
11 October 2012 (South Korea) See more »
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Fight Before Being Fired
Plot:
Hyeong-Do (So Ji-Sub) is an assassin for a company that masquerades as a metal trading company. One day... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Another hard-hitting Korean action/drama See more (12 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

Directed by
Sang-yoon Lim 
 
Writing credits
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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
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hoi-sa-won" - South Korea (original title)
"The Killer" - USA (alternative title)
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96 min
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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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Another hard-hitting Korean action/drama, 30 September 2014
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

South Korean filmmakers are top of the field when it comes to pumping out incredibly intense, superbly directed action-thrillers with breakneck stunts and action sequences enlivened by super-fast editing and gritty realism. Such films are clearly inspired by the BOURNE movies directed by Paul Greengrass, yet they're very much the equal of those movies.

A COMPANY MAN is another instalment in this particular sub-genre and a film whose plot bears more than a passing resemblance to the Korean classic, A BITTERSWEET LIFE. There's plenty of room for social commentary as the main character plays a guy caught in a corporate world, unable to quit the job he's grown tired of and forced to work under his despicable superiors. The twist? That he's a hit-man.

What transpires during the film's running time is easily guessable and yet at the same time it's eminently watchable. Ji-seob So does a great job as the gaunt and tired lead you get behind, and the film features a sequence of top-class action sequences to keep it bubbling merrily along. It's a slow builder, this one, leading up to a taut, frenetic and mayhem-filled climax which truly doesn't disappoint. If only all movies could be this entertaining.

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