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Mr. Socrates (2005)

Miseuteo Sokeurateseu (original title)
A low-life scumbag gets kidnapped by a mysterious gang and put through inhumane training to become a mole inside the police force.

Director:

Jin-won Choi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shin-il Kang ... Beom-pyo
Jong-Hyuk Lee Jong-Hyuk Lee ... Lieutenant Shin (as Jong-hyuk Lee)
Tae-young Yoon Tae-young Yoon ... Lawyer Cho
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rae-won Kim ... Ku Dong-hyeok
Kwang-rok Oh Kwang-rok Oh ... Koo's Father
Cheol-min Park ... Chang-kyu Baek
Sung-woong Park ... Han-doo
Seo Hyun Yoon Seo Hyun Yoon ... Detective Park
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Asking his imprisoned father for money, threatening a friend who became a murderer by mistake, stealing money from his friends; KU Dong-Hyuk (KIM Rae-won) is the worst scumbag you can ever imagine. Living a low-life existence like a street dog, until one day, Dong-hyuk gets kidnapped by a mysterious gang. Held captive for seemingly no reason, Dong-huk is "trained" by the gang in a secret and inhumane way. Dong-Hyuk tries to escape but fails, which makes the training more harsh and cruel than before. After finishing all the training, the gang orders Dong-hyuk to become a police detective as their secret connection. Once on the inside, he experiences divided loyalties. Written by sleazoid

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

10 November 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Socrates See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Not very memorable
11 January 2006 | by BitterAsHellSee all my reviews

A young gangster is subjected to rigorous academic training(well, by mob standards) in order to infiltrate a police department on behalf of his "syndicate". Once on the inside, he experiences divided loyalties. Slow-moving and pretty unoriginal, with a rather tiresome approach to violence. Like most post-Tarantino gangster flicks, this one strives for philosophical depth, which is achieved largely through having the title character recite a few lines from Socrates and Machiavelli at various points throughout the movie.

That said, I'm personally not a huge fan of the gangster genre, but if you are you might find this worth your while.


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