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The first chapter of the the General's Son trilogy follows Kim Du-Han's childhood, from the loss of his mother at age 8, to his rise as a gang leader who protects local vendors from expanding Yakuza forces in Japanese occupied Korea.

Director:

Kwon-taek Im

Writers:

Song-yu Hong (novel), Sam-yuk Yoon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sang-min Park Sang-min Park ... Kim Doo-han
Hyeon-jun Shin ... Hayashi
Il-jae Lee Il-jae Lee
Eun-hee Bang ... Hwa-ja
Hyeong-il Kim Hyeong-il Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jung-min Hwang ... (as Jeong-min Hwang)
Doo-hong Jung Doo-hong Jung
Gyeong-ho Kim Gyeong-ho Kim
Hae-gon Kim Hae-gon Kim ... King Devil
Seung-woo Kim ... Twin Blade
Ye-Min Lee Ye-Min Lee
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The first chapter of the the General's Son trilogy follows Kim Du-Han's childhood, from the loss of his mother at age 8, to his rise as a gang leader who protects local vendors from expanding Yakuza forces in Japanese occupied Korea.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Japanese | Korean

Release Date:

9 June 1990 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of the General See more »

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Taehung Pictures See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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the original korean gangster movie...
15 November 2005 | by jdk789See all my reviews

This film is based on a real person in Korean history whom some may regard to be sort of a patriot. As the title may imply he was son of a famous Korean general (who name i can't pronounce) who recruited militia to fight against the Japanese. This guy was a market protection gangster who was said to have even killed men with single kicks! The pacing of the movie is as lush and operatic as the Godfather and the story immensely enjoyable to follow. Those of you who are interested in yakuza movies and Hong Kong gangster movies try this out for size. One of the best things about this movie is the intense fight scenes; don't expect flying kung fu kicks but they are surprisingly well choreographed and very cool at that. You might like to know that this film was made just before Korean movies started getting their slick, stylish, Hollywood-killer treatment they're getting now. Want to see what Korean films were like before then whilst still managing to pull off some gems? Check it out on KoreanDVDS.com and enjoy.


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