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The Show Must Go On (2007)

Uahan segye (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 5 April 2007 (South Korea)
A light hearted action noir about a part time gangster who tries to be a full time daddy and wants to live a peaceful life with his family despite of being in trouble almost all the time, due to his profession.

Director:

Jae-rim Han
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Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Kang In-goo
Dal-su Oh ... Hyun-soo
Il-hwa Choi
Je-mun Yun ... Noh
Ji-yeong Park Ji-yeong Park ... Mi-ryung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jong-ryol Choi Jong-ryol Choi
In-gi Jeong
Moon-Eui Jo Moon-Eui Jo
Kyeong-ik Kim Kyeong-ik Kim
So-eun Kim
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon
Dae-yeon Lee Dae-yeon Lee
Jeong-se Oh Jeong-se Oh
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In-gu is a full-time gangster aspiring to be a full-time husband and dad. Shunned by his daughter and wife, his only goal is to live a quiet life with his family out in the country. But problems brews at work, where a sinister underling schemes to take him out. (Korean with English subtitles). Written by Anonymous

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Part-time Gangster. Full-time Daddy.

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The film was released in South Korea on April 5, 2007, and received a total of 1,025,781 admissions nationwide, ending up as a commercial success. See more »

Quotes

[Fleeing into the countryside, In-goo's already smashed car breaks down. In-goo limps out to inspect the damage. Then he limps over to the boot. It's even more crushed than the bonnet. Wait, what is that dripping out of the boot. Is that oil... or blood? Oh, no. Sang-jin! In-goo tugs at the boot but it's stuck tight]
Kang In-goo: Sang-jin!
[He thumps on the boot and kicks it, and kicks it again. It won't open. He tries pulling again and calls to Sang-jin who's locked inside]
Kang In-goo: Come on, man! Sang-jin!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The title card is revealed after the rest of the opening credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Pathetique
Written by 'Yoko Kanno'
Performed by 'Yoko Kanno'
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It could have been better
13 June 2011 | by hoang_hai_linh97See all my reviews

I have seen many movies having Song Kang-ho. In fact, I am a very big fan of Song Kang-ho. This movie once again impress me with the brilliant acting of his.

First of all, I would like to say the plot is not very serious. If you are looking for a crime movie with a lot of genius fighting, then this one is not for you. It is just about the ordinary life of a gangster, who is trying hard to be good at his job and take good care of his family at the same time.

Song Kang-ho is definitely a great actor. (In fact, to me, he is the greatest) His acting is so believable that sometimes I feel like watching my own dad on the screen. He portraits exactly the image of a husband who is always being nagged by his wife, a father who cares a lot about his teenage daughter but unable to understand her teenage mind, and a gangster who leads many boys, always ready to fight anyone getting in their business. In my opinion, seeing him is enough to keep your eyes on the screen all the time, however bad the plot is.

But that doesn't mean this is a bad plot. Actually, it's quite a good one. It is hilarious, at many moments. It is also emotional and touching. And it even has some violence and bloody scenes in addition to it. I especially like the ending. It will surely bring you the sympathy with In-goo and you will feel greatly pity and sorry for him.

I believe the movie would be more interesting if the working life of In-goo was more serious and violence. After all, he is a gangster, right? Not a memorable movie but quite an entertaining one. I wouldn't recommend it to you until you have seen other movies having Song Kang-ho in like JSA, The Host, Memories of Murder,...


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

5 April 2007 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Elegant World See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,670,532
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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