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Tazza: The High Rollers (2006)

Tajja (original title)
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A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni (Jo Seung-woo) is a small-town guy with a big ... See full summary »

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Dong-hoon Choi

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Dong-hoon Choi, Yeong-man Heo (comic) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seung-woo Cho ... Go-ni
Yun-shik Baek ... Pyung Gyung-jang
Hye-su Kim ... Madam Jung
Hae-jin Yoo ... Ko Gwang-ryeol
Yoon-seok Kim ... A-gwi
Sang-ho Kim ... Park Mu-seok
Do-bin Baek ... Kwak
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon ... Ho-ku
Kyeong-ik Kim Kyeong-ik Kim ... Ppaljjisan
Su-kyeong Lee Su-kyeong Lee ... Hwa-ran
Jeong-Nam Kim ... Se-ran (as Jeong-nan Kim)
Jong-ryol Choi Jong-ryol Choi ... Professor
Sang-geon Jo Sang-geon Jo ... Racoon
In-gi Jeong ... Warehouse Security Guard
Eung-soo Kim ... Kwak Cheol-yong
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Storyline

A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni (Jo Seung-woo) is a small-town guy with a big appetite for gambling. Convinced he?s on a hot streak one evening during a card game, Go-ni bets his life savings on a hand of hwatu, only to lose to a crooked cardsharp. Determined to get revenge, Go-ni sets out to find the guy who cheated him and win back his money. Written by Paschalis Vlahos

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Comedy | Crime

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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

28 September 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Tazza: The High Rollers See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,691,969
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tazza is the favorite movie of Suga of the K-pop band Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS). See more »

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Followed by Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014) See more »

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Amazing!
9 October 2006 | by krimhildSee all my reviews

The War of Flowers, arguably one of the best Korean motion pictures based on cartoons, is a film about gamblers. The film boldly anatomises and exposes the underworld of gamblers which seems to epitomise our greedy capitalist society. And it is well-timed, given a corruption scandal involving pachinko parlours that has given a big blow to Korea's already beleaguered ruling party.

As a movie partly comic and partly brutal which deals with working class characters living on the dark side, it outdoes Guy Ritchie's 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'. The actors, main and supporting alike, are superb. In particular, Stunning Kim Hye Soo exquisitely plays a Dashiell Hammettish femme fatale who "contrives and organises" fraud gamble matches as well as lures easy preys.

Director-cum-scripter Choi Dong Hun weaves together all these characters and their stories in a seemingly effortless manner, showing his brilliance.


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