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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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Technical Specs

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 Scarface (1983) See more »

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Old And Wise
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Raw and Harsh very well done
28 August 2010 | by sbbchangSee all my reviews

A true gangster movie. Raw and harsh. None of that over-the-top Hollywood shoot-them-up garbage. The use of bats and knives is so much more menacing than emptying clips of bullets and not hitting anything.

Good character development and good flow to the movie. It left me wondering what happens to all different characters. I wish there was a huge epilogue but that would have made the ending very soft.

I don't remember ever enjoying a gangster movie this much. I am honestly attached to the characters in this movie and wish there is a book out there (not like I could read it). Highly recommend this movie. Last gangster movies this good was probably The Godfather and Scarface.


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