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The Humanist (2001)

Three friends must try to clear their names of murder by raising 20 million dollars.

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Credited cast:
Jae-mo Ahn ... Ma Te-o
Seong-jin Kang ... Euglena
Sang-Myeon Park ... Amoeba
Young-gye Park ... Ma Bok-dae
Sun-mi Myeong ... Rosa
Myoeng-su Kim ... Beggar
Seok-Hwan An ... Bae, Kyoung-wi
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Te-o begins life as a lonely son of a high-ranking officer. He buys his friends with money and ice cream. Eventually two of these boys, the orphans Euglena and Amoeba, become real friends. Years later, Te-o abandons his overseas education and returns home. He finds Euglena making a living as an artist the hulking Amoeba had suffered a head injury which has arrested his mental development. After drinking, the three friends are stopped by a police officer. The police officer is accidently killed by a garbage dumpster and, even though the Te-o, Euglena, and Amoeba are innocent, the policeman's partner demands that they pay 20 million dollars in return for their freedom. From there is becomes a comedy of kidnapping, corruption, and chaos. Written by Thomas Giammarco <giammarcoken@hanmail.net>

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amusing black comedy.....
31 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

A spoiled teen and his mentally unbalanced friends get involved in a kidnapping that goes very wrong. A mildly amusing film that uses sick humor to good effect. Starts off at a much faster pace than it ends. Sort of a Korean version of FARGO. Worth a look for fans of SHALLOW GRAVE also.


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