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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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Eun-Kyung Shin ... Cha Eun-jin
Jae-mo Ahn ... Bada
... Banse
Se-jin Jang ... Baek Sang-eo
Won-cheol Shim ... Ma Jang-ka
Jeong-hun Yeon ... Hyo-min
Eun-ju Choi ... Sheri
Gye-nam Myeong ... Boss
Ji-su Lee
Gu-taek Kim ... Eel
Joo-hwan Jeong ... Nan-man
Seong-pil Kang ... Lighter
Wang-sun Choi ... Punk
Tae-Gwang Hwang ... Punk (as Tae-gwang Hwang)
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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28 September 2001 (South Korea)  »

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My Wife Is a Gangster  »

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Some comic moments
13 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

In contrast to the glowing reviews from other viewers, I would give this film a 6, maybe a 7, out of 10. While the fight scenes are well choreographed and entertaining, the humor in this film fits awkwardly with its melodrama. Humor there is and, when dealing with the misfit gangsters working for the protagonist, it is genuinely funny. However, Ms. Eun-Kyung Shin, in the lead role as the gangster wife, has the difficult job of trying to portray a character we are intended to feel sympathetic toward, in some scenes, while in other settings she presents as a vicious and ruthless sociopath. Her relationship with her husband exhibits tenderness a little too late for a credible attachment to develop. Her husband's nebbish character seems to capitulate more for the script than any believable budding affection, particularly after the abuse he suffers from her. We are asked to sympathize with the gangsters even though there is little reason to feel any sympathy for them, they are either clowns or killers. The fumbling attempts at injecting soap opera-like themes in the film gives the movie an asymmetry, not a richer story.


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