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The City of Violence (2006)

Jjakpae (original title)
Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. At the funeral, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan... See full summary »

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Seung-wan Ryoo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jae-mo Ahn Jae-mo Ahn ... Cameo
Kil-kang Ahn ... Wang-jae (as Kil-Kang Ahn)
Dong-Hyeon Baek Dong-Hyeon Baek
Richard Epcar ... Additional Voices (voice)
Seok-yong Jeong Seok-yong Jeong ... Dong-hwan
Deok-hyeon Jo Deok-hyeon Jo
Gyoo-Cheol Jo Gyoo-Cheol Jo
Lee Joo-Shil ... (as Ju-shil Lee)
Doo-hong Jung Doo-hong Jung ... Tae-su
Byeong-ok Kim
Jeong-sang Kim Jeong-sang Kim
Kkobbi Kim ... Prostitute Schoolgirl (as Kim Kkobbi)
Mi-ra Kim Mi-ra Kim
Seo-hyeong Kim ... Cameo
Shi-hoo Kim Shi-hoo Kim
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Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. At the funeral, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan and they reminisce. Suspecting something fishy about Wang-jae's death, Tae-su and Seok-hwan start investigating it each in his own way. Both of their investigations lead to a land development project that Pil-ho is directing and the two embark on a difficult battle. Written by Anon

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

25 May 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade da Violência See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,201,250
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DTS

Color:

Color
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Great Korean flick that should not be missed
24 November 2006 | by wolfclaws22See all my reviews

As of 12:02am I finally saw this movie and i must say...it was a fantastic movie. The Cinematography was well done to a point it reminded me of Running Scared yet kept its own originality. The overhead views were nicely done and there was no shortage of action. I loved the editing on the movie and wasn't bored at all reading the subs as it was a fantastic story of loyalty an broken friendships. The action in its own right was brutal an fun as i craved to see what technique our heroes would use to take down there opponents. The ending was well played as the payoff was great and the final showdown was intense in action and drama. I don't have any real complaints about this movie as everything gelled together real well right down to the soundtrack (intresting they played western themes at the end when in the beginning Columbo was mention) its a great movie that should not be missed, it really shows how well Korea is coming along with its movies


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