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Biyeolhan geori (2006)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 June 2006 (South Korea)
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A small time thug collecting debts for the local triad is torn between his criminal aspirations and his devotion to family.

Director:

Ha Yoo (as Yoo Ha)

Writer:

Ha Yoo (as Yoo Ha)
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Cast

Credited cast:
In-sung Jo ... Kim Byung-doo (as Zo In-sung)
Ho-jin Chun ... President Hwang (as Chun Ho-jin)
Min Namkoong ... Min-ho (as Min Nam-koong)
Bo-young Lee ... Hyun-joo
Goo Jin ... Jong-soo
Je-mun Yun ... Sang-chul
Eun-Sook Sunwoo Eun-Sook Sunwoo ... Byung-doo's Mother
Jong-Hyuk Lee Jong-Hyuk Lee ... Gangster (as Jong-hyuk Lee)
Jin-Woong Cho ... Young-pil (as Jin-woong Jo)
In-jae Heo In-jae Heo ... Sun-ok
Sin-seong Lee Sin-seong Lee ... Byung-sik
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon ... Prosecutor Park
Byeong-chun Kim Byeong-chun Kim ... Detective Woo
Hyo-jun Park Hyo-jun Park ... Hippo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hyo-Sang Choi Hyo-Sang Choi ... Debtor
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Storyline

Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss President Hwang is cornered by a corrupt prosecutor, Byung-du volunteers for a whack job and wins the big man's trust. However, his real trouble begins when friend Min-ho, an aspiring movie director, asks him to be a consultant for the latter's debut film. Written by Anon

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

15 June 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dirty Carnival See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Budget:

$4,700,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The song being sung by President Hwang at the end of the movie (that ends up fading into the end credits) is Alan Parson's Projects' "Old and Wise". See more »

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Referenced in Jigarthanda (2014) See more »

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Old And Wise
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A world without trust and mercy
14 January 2012 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

One of the quote in this movie describes and sums up this movie "You just need to know two things to be successful. Who you need and what he needs" and that basically sums up the gangster world. The movie really does show the nasty and dirty parts about being a gangster and trying to move up in the world. But the thing is the movie just have anything that really immersed you and can get a bit tedious at time. However the way it did not pull any punches was well done. This is a depressing gangster movie that shows the progress of a gangster who has morals but his direction causes conflict for his loved ones, although that is not his intention. This isn't really a movie that glorifies the gangster life but it doesn't really bash on it either but it does show that it's a sad life full of hurting others and backstabbing. Even when they constantly spout things like family. I think the actor Jo In Sung is alright but he fits right into this role and his character is very believable. Overall it's a good Korean gangster flick but could have been better if it had more elements to get immersed into. And the romance between Jo In Sung's character and the girl he falls for took up a bit of screen time but didn't seem all that crucial to the story. If it had bits that made it more crucial to the plot it would have added more to the movie. Still it's simply very watchable.

6.7/10


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