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New World (2013) More at IMDbPro »Sin-se-gae (original title)

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New World -- After the head of Korea's largest crime syndicate dies, undercover cop Ja-seong, who is exhausted and conflicted by his lengthy assignment, is ordered by his potentially corrupt boss to help the number two man in the organization become its leader.
New World -- A cop who has been working in deep cover as an underworld lord's right-hand man finds himself at the forefront of a deadly and decisive police operation after the death of his boss.


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Hoon-jung Park (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 February 2013 (South Korea) See more »
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Story about a conflict between the police and the mob through the eyes of an undercover cop. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Wow........ See more (36 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jung-jae Lee ... Lee Ja-sung (as Jung-Jae Lee)

Min-sik Choi ... Section Chief Kang

Jeong-min Hwang ... Jeong Cheong

Seong-Woong Park ... Lee Jung-gu
Ji-hyo Song ... Sin-woo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Il-hwa Choi ... Jang Soo-Ki
Jin-Sung Ham ... Jung Chung's underling
Gwang Jang ... Director Yang
Jin-Mo Joo ... Officer at National Police Agency
Young-ki Jung ... Korean-Chinese Hitman 3
Woo Jung-Kook ... Korean-Chinese hitman 2
Byeong-ok Kim ... Korean-Chinese Hitman 1

In-seo Kim ... Ja-sung's Wife
Yoon-Sung Kim ... Suk-Moo
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Seok Dong-Chool

Directed by
Hoon-jung Park  (as Park Hoon Jeong)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hoon-jung Park  screenplay

Produced by
Jae-Duk Han .... co-executive producer
Hyun-woo Kim .... co-executive producer
Woo-Taek Kim .... executive producer
Min-jung Park .... producer
Cinematography by
Chung-hoon Chung 
Film Editing by
Sae-kyoung Moon 
Na-young Nam 
Production Design by
Hwa-sung Cho 
Costume Design by
Sang-kyung Cho 
Makeup Department
Hyun Jung Kim .... key makeup artist
Sound Department
Gun Jung .... sound recordist
Chang-sub Kim .... sound
Visual Effects by
Seung Ryong Jeon .... compositor
Chansoo Kim .... cg supervisor: digital idea
Erin Eunsung Kim .... visual effects producer
Il Hwan Na .... visual effects artist
Min Jung Shin .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Il-Hyeok Bae .... lighting technician

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Also Known As:
"Sin-se-gae" - South Korea (original title)
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134 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:18A (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:12 (DVD rating) | Germany:18 | Japan:PG12 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | USA:Not Rated

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Filming take place in Daejeon, Cheongju, Busan, Wanju, Incheon, Gimje, Gunsan, Anshan & Paju.See more »
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Remade as New World (????)See more »


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57 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Wow........, 2 July 2013
Author: rightwingisevil from United States

what a great Korean movie! the screenplay is shockingly and amazingly good. the scenario, the twists of the plots...OMG, just like a Russian artifact egg, so many smaller eggs one after another hidden inside another; a perfect onion, so many layers inside one after another, so subtly and so purposely wrapped each other. this is by far the most fantastic undercover film ever made after 'the infernal affair' and the adaptation 'the departed'. the special effects and the stunt of this film are also top notched. thank god there's no disgusting overly used visual effects done by computer, but more convincing stunts. the performances of all the actors, female or male, are also did great jobs. pay attention to the guy who played with the plant leaves, broken it, then sneakly turned the vase around a little bit to hide the broken leaf, that scene, well, was so good. the twists of the plot would make you sit up a bit straighter to the edge of your sofa or chair, 'cause it's that thrilling and suspenseful. love this movie and Hollywood, just give me a break, will you guys, don't adapt it into an inferior film again.

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