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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:
Seung-wan Ryoo Seung-wan Ryoo ... Seok-hwan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-mo Ahn Jae-mo Ahn ... Cameo
Kil-kang Ahn ... Wang-jae (as Kil-Kang Ahn)
Dong-Hyeon Baek Dong-Hyeon Baek ... Arcade gangster
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
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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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,201,250
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Color:

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Kicks arse!
6 March 2007 | by grandmastersikSee all my reviews

As with most action films: forget about the plot - this one holds very little surprises and the villain is obvious from his very first scene, thus eliminating any suspense from the first 45 minutes.

But again: this is an action film, so who cares?

Actually, this is a very stylish action film, bringing some pretty neat photography and music along to boot.

It's also a rare tae kwon do mayhem-fest, so sit back and watch all those fighters leap into the air, pulling off unbelievable moves for your entertainment.

Overall: cool fights and a finale almost (repeat: ALMOST) on a par with the legendary finale of A Better Tomorrow 2.

Watch this film and - if you like martial arts action - you'll enjoy this immensely.


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