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Guns & Talks (2001)

Killerdeului suda (original title)
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Four unlikely assassins genuinely care about their customers and victims, meanwhile a prosecutor is on their trail.

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Jin Jang

Writer:

Jin Jang
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hyeon-jun Shin ... Sang-yeon
Shin Ha-kyun ... Jung-woo
Won Bin ... Ha-yeon
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Jae-yeong
Jin-young Jung ... Detective (as Jin-yeong Jeong)
Seung-Hyun Oh ... Office Worker 1
Hyo-Jin Kong ... Female Office Worker (as Hyo-jin Kong)
Yun Ju-sang ... Mr. Ju
Son Hyeon-ju ... Tak Mun-bae
Won-hui Lim Won-hui Lim ... Bride
Eun-mi Ko Eun-mi Ko ... Oh, Young-ran
Jeong Gyu-Su ... Kim, Bang-jang
Yun-jeong Min Yun-jeong Min ... Jin, Hyang-sa
Hak-Cheol Kim Hak-Cheol Kim ... Choi Bu-jung (as Hak-Chul Kim)
Seung-dae Lim Seung-dae Lim ... Office Worker 2
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Four unlikely assassins genuinely care about their customers and victims, meanwhile a prosecutor is on their trail.

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love | friendship | assassin | See All (3) »

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Action | Drama | Comedy

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Amusing light comedy about assassins
27 June 2008 | by refresh_daemonSee all my reviews

Guns & Talks is the third feature by multi-hyphenate Jang Jin, who wrote/directed Someone Special, an off-kilter romantic comedy that I really liked. Like Someone Special, Guns & Talks is a rather off-kilter film, being a genre hybrid between comedy and crime film, with comedy winning in the end.

The story deals with four assassins, bachelors and friends that live together in a rather simple existence when not going around murdering people for money. Of course, eventually, their lifestyle leads to complications with the police as well as their targets. That said, the film's story is rather scattered and it's hard to figure out what the story is about in a larger sense. The characters (at least three of them) do undergo growth and development and the story does move forward as their jobs take them into the aforementioned conflicts, but I guess my issue with the story is that there is no real overarching themes.

There are two points where this film is impressive:

1. Style: When this film decides to flex its stylistic muscles, it can be quite stylish. In fact, part of the joy of the film is watching how genre styles can be upturned as crime collides with comedy. But when the film is trying to pull cool, it does. There are a few amusing and enjoyable applications of split screen and some amusing use of alternate reality scenes as well.

2. Comedy: I really found myself quite amused during this film, actually breaking out into laughter on many occasions. Even though the overall story is a little unfocused the comedy is tight and appreciable. The setups are great, the payoffs are amusing and everything is rooted in the situation and the characters.

So, the film does have some considerable overall story issues, due to the unfocused script, but the film does well enough in comedy and in putting together some suspense that it still remains surprisingly enjoyable, despite its obvious flaws. As such, I can recommend it as an enjoyable film, but can't really compare it to similar hybrids by Guy Ritchie or Quentin Tarantino. You should think of it more as a comedy featuring four assassins. Good stuff. 8/10.


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Country:

South Korea

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Korean | English

Release Date:

13 October 2001 (South Korea) See more »

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$54,185
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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