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My Wife Is a Gangster (2001)

Jopog manura (original title)
The story of how Eun-jin (Eun-kyung Shin) became a legend in the South Korean underworld by defeating an army of gangsters.


Jin-gyu Cho




Cast overview, first billed only:
Eun-Kyung Shin ... Cha Eun-jin
Jae-mo Ahn Jae-mo Ahn ... Bada
In-kwon Kim ... Banse
Se-jin Jang Se-jin Jang ... Baek Sang-eo
Won-cheol Shim Won-cheol Shim ... Ma Jang-ka
Jeong-hun Yeon ... Hyo-min
Eun-ju Choi Eun-ju Choi ... Sheri
Gye-nam Myeong Gye-nam Myeong ... Boss
Ji-su Lee Ji-su Lee
Gu-taek Kim Gu-taek Kim ... Eel
Joo-hwan Jeong Joo-hwan Jeong ... Nan-man
Seong-pil Kang ... Lighter
Wang-sun Choi Wang-sun Choi ... Punk
Tae-Gwang Hwang Tae-Gwang Hwang ... Punk (as Tae-gwang Hwang)
In-mun Kim In-mun Kim ... Oden Food Cart Man


The story of how Eun-jin (Eun-kyung Shin) became a legend in the South Korean underworld by defeating an army of gangsters.

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A truly lovely film I'm very happy to have seen and to rewatch!
21 October 2004 | by nimnimnimSee all my reviews

This is definitely one of my top 10 favorite films. I guess it's the remarkable, sweet and subtle romance that somehow is so well placed that makes it so bright/clever. I'm very impressed by how the romance is evenly mixed with comedy and still so very touching. It very much proves a light and cheerful film can be very touching which western movies should take after more (and not being either cheerful/comical or sincere/romantic). I always thought I didn't like romance at all until some rare dramas made me understand I'm just very demanding on modesty, taste and ingenuity and this film certainly has such romance that passes my level-headed taste. oh and it does have very good action (fighting) and is overall very amusing.

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Release Date:

28 September 2001 (South Korea) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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