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The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019)

Akinjeon (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 May 2019 (South Korea)
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A crime boss teams up with a cop to track down a serial killer.

Director:

Won-Tae Lee

Writers:

Won-Tae Lee (based on screenplay by), Won-Tae Lee (based on the film by) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Dong-seok Ma ... Jang Dong-soo
Bae-soo Jeon ... Chief of the criminal department
Kim Sungkyu ... K
Mu-Yeol Kim ... Jung Tae-seok (as Kim Moo-Yeol)
Gyu-ri Kim ... Cha Seo-Jin
Seung-mok Yoo Seung-mok Yoo ... Ahn Ho-bong
Dong-won Heo Dong-won Heo ... Choi Moon-sik
Soon-bae Cha Soon-bae Cha ... Judge
Choi Chul Min Choi Chul Min ... Kwon Oh-sung
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Storyline

After barely surviving a violent attack by an elusive serial killer, crime boss Jang Dong-su (Don Lee) finds himself forming an unlikely partnership with local detective Jung Tae-seok (Kim Moo Yul) to catch the sadistic killer simply known as "K". Written by Well Go USA Entertainment

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Taglines:

Don't let the devil win

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Solid Entertainer!
5 April 2020 | by mikbanerjee1See all my reviews

As an entertaining movie this film stood out pretty well and with some added bonus of captivating performances it has surely caught my attention! The technical sides were well executed too. Especially the cinematography and the overall tonality helped to set the mood. Background score was fitting with the vibe. The action scenes aren't much but They have been presented and choreographed by expert hands. Really liked the leads here the cop and the gangster guy. As a foreign audience I don't know much about them but they must be Pro in their fields; judging by the sheer intensity they represent on screen. Although I must say as much as I adored the performances but didn't really like chemistry build up thing. Their chemistry in-between didn't feel authentic and seemed too uncanny in certain situations. Their friendly gestures towards each other; I still don't get why and how? I mean the gangster guy was ruthless, feared among his men and doesn't like someone who crosses his line but still he was absolutely fine with the cop guy's constant banters and interruptions. That's something I couldn't really relate. Special mention goes to the serial killer guy; he gave a sensational performance. I wished the film have focused more on his backstory or explored in depth with the character rather than giving all attention towards the gang rivalry. A wasted opportunity I reckon. The emotional side was never there, it could have been, if the makers hadn't ignore the antagonist and his nurture as a character.


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Country:

South Korea | USA

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

15 May 2019 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,655, 9 June 2019

Gross USA:

$216,494

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,104,804
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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