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Jigureul jikyeora! (2003)

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Byeong-gu believes that the world is on the verge of an alien invasion, and sets out to save the world.

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Joon-Hwan Jang

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Joon-Hwan Jang
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Credited cast:
Ha-kyun Shin ... Lee Byeong-gu
Yun-shik Baek ... Kang Man-shik
Jung-min Hwang ... Su-ni
Jae-yong Lee ... Inspector Choo
Ju-hyeon Lee Ju-hyeon Lee ... Inspector Kim
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Squad Leader Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dong-hyeon Kim Dong-hyeon Kim
Roe-ha Kim
Mu-hyeon Lee Mu-hyeon Lee
Woong-jae Won Woong-jae Won ... Detective Jang
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Storyline

A traumatized young man abducts Korean leaders, believing they're toxic reptilian aliens - a fifth column launching a takeover of beloved Earth. Stumped law enforcement geniuses half-seriously hire a disgraced, disheveled private detective with a long-ago history of super-crime solving. The alienated South Korean youngster Lee Byeong-gu builds an isolated basement command post/torture chamber/film studio to force the awful truth out of the slimy, uncooperative politicians and businesspeople, then alert the public. Byeong-gu is helped by his devoted girlfriend, who buys his theories, but wonders if his horrible childhood has colored his thinking. Written by David Stevens

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Perhaps you, are an alien?


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

4 April 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Save the Green Planet! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,310, 29 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,624, 22 May 2005
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CJ Entertainment, Sidus See more »
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South Korea keeps supplying us with great movies!
2 December 2005 | by scobbahSee all my reviews

Now this is something different, that is one thing I can assure you. I didn't know what to expect from this piece. So let's start somewhere. If you like original movies, this one qualifies! It is a weird (but good) mix of different genres here, and all in all it is one superb hybrid film. It has it what it takes to keep you focused, changing rapidly between some more thriller/horror moments and all of a sudden there is a large dose of a more comedy touch - all blended with a feeling of sci-fi. Ha-Kyun Shin makes a superb performance here, and you develop some kind of hate-love for his character. South Korea keeps supplying us with great movies, and here's a solid 8/10. If you like "Oldboy" and familiar stuff, I bet you will like this one. At least give it a try.


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