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Bad Guy (2001)

Nabbeun namja (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 11 February 2005 (USA)
One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags".

Director:

Ki-duk Kim

Writer:

Ki-duk Kim
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jae-Hyun Cho ... Han-ki (as Jae-hyeon Jo)
Won Seo Won Seo ... Sun-hwa
Yun-tae Kim Yun-tae Kim ... Yun-tae
Duk-moon Choi Duk-moon Choi ... Myeong-su (as Duek-mun Choi)
Yoon-young Choi Yoon-young Choi ... Hyun-ja
Yoo-jin Shin Yoo-jin Shin ... Min-jung
Jeong-yeong Kim Jeong-yeong Kim ... Eun-hye (as Jung-young Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min Namkoong ... Hyun-su (as Gung-Min Nam)
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Storyline

In busy downtown Seoul, a thuggish young man notices a fresh-faced college student who sits on a bench. He stares then sits next to her. She looks at him as if he's vermin, rises and walks to another bench. He sits staring. Her boyfriend arrives, she points to the stranger, the boyfriend shrugs and puts his arm around her to walk away. The stranger starts to leave as well, turns, goes to them, takes her face firmly in his hands and kisses her long and hard. The boyfriend tries unsuccessfully to break them apart, then soldiers beat the stranger. She demands an apology. He is silent. She slaps him and spits on him. They leave. The next day, he sets out to ruin her. How can this end? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Trapped in a world of pleasure and pain ...

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Guy See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,100
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Confusing but interesting
3 March 2014 | by davidread1986See all my reviews

I won't lie, this movie has me conflicted but it does show an amazing amount of portrayal of either what is real or what could be real.

The confusion that I'm dealing with isn't so much what is right or wrong but is how to deal with this and to process it emotionally.

What would I do if I were thrust into a situation like this where I lost a little bit of myself at a time? Would I sink into a depression or would I become worse? Would I even surpass those who got me into that state? I don't know but this movie definitely was a hard one. At this point, I can't say whether or not it was worth watching but it has significantly impacted me.


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