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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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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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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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References Memories of Murder (2003) See more »

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Old And Wise
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Without a doubt better than The Godfather!!!
26 November 2010 | by darrylwadSee all my reviews

If you are looking for more in a gangster film than just violence and fights then this is the film for you.

This is a very well rounded film, in addition to some good scenes of violence, murder, betrayal and fights, there is a good splaterring of humour, family drama and a small bit of romance too.

The film centres around a low level gangster who through hard work and various violent acts begins to rise through the ranks.

One of the major messages of the film is about trust, friendship and betrayal.

The acting and directing are all very good, without the need to go over the top due to the excellent pacing of the film and a very good storyline.

Very highly recommended, the time to the end credits is just shy of 2H18, but it's well worth the time for the excellent twists and turns as the film goes on.


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