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Jopog manura (2001)

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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Jin-gyu Cho
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eun-Kyung Shin 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 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
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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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South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

28 September 2001 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

My Wife Is a Gangster See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Fun even for the english-limited audience
25 March 2002 | by fanofimdbSee all my reviews

First, let me explain that I don't speak or comprehend Korean. I also watched the only available version of this film, which just happens to be with Korean audio and no subtitles. Also, my knowledge of Korean history is pretty sparse, but serves me well enough.

With the caveats aside, I enjoyed this film as well as one can without understanding any of the dialog. I agree with the other reviewers who say this film is a good mix of action, drama, and comedy. Obviously, the action translates just fine. I understood a great deal of the comedy and was surprised to be able to get most of the dramatic happenings. That said, most of the drama was lost on me, I was only able to understand the basic gist of it.

This did not stop me from enjoying the film. I was surprised at how similar this film was to a Hollywood offering. The 'wife' does action well and the closing scene was a good laugh. Maybe if I understood the dialog I would have seen it coming, but it was a funny surprise to me. The hip-hop closing credit song surprised me. Funny how flexible western culture can be. I can understand how people of other nationalities can feel they are being 'invaded' and sense a loss of their own culture. Perhaps if I watch it again, the combination of reading other's reviews and having seen it once, I would get a lot more from it.

I am just starting to get into writing reviews and look forward to doing many more.


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