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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.

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(as Yoo Ha)

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(as Yoo Ha)
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Credited cast:
... Kim Byung-doo (as Zo In-sung)
... President Hwang (as Chun Ho-jin)
... Min-ho (as Min Nam-koong)
... Hyun-joo
... Jong-soo
Je-mun Yun ... Sang-chul
Eun-Sook Sunwoo ... Byung-doo's Mother
Jong-Hyuk Lee ... Gangster (as Jong-hyuk Lee)
... Young-pil (as Jin-woong Jo)
In-jae Heo ... Sun-ok
Sin-seong Lee ... Byung-sik
Tae-won Kwon ... Prosecutor Park
Byeong-chun Kim ... Detective Woo
Hyo-jun Park ... Hippo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hyo-Sang Choi ... Debtor
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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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15 June 2006 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

A Dirty Carnival  »

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$4,700,000 (estimated)
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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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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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Wonderful S. Korean crime drama
17 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This South Korean take on a low level gangster with skills is the same old story told in an unbelievably enjoyable fashion. The anti-hero is perfectly ambiguous, at times cold blooded and calculating, at times likable, humble, and human. What's worse, as life's choices come at a price, no matter which good life one chooses, the price is almost too much to bear once ensconced in this dirty employ. The acting was phenomenal, with our lead portraying an impossibly good-hearted, cold-blooded career criminal. The story itself contains all of the requisite elements of a good mob drama. The fights scenes were brutally realistic as opposed to stylistic orchestrations of over-the-top martial arts excellence. The score was wonderfully antagonistic to the realities on the screen. The ending was left open for subtle interpretation, where betrayals and motivations are left for the imagination to fill in. Merci beaucoup.

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