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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.


Jae-rim Han
5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »




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 ... Manager
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Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Part-time Gangster. Full-time Daddy.


Action | Comedy | Drama


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Did You Know?


The film won Best Film and Best Actor for Song Kang-ho at the 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2007. See more »


Kang In-goo: Look, Sang-jin, I've had enough, man. You can't ask for anything. You didn't do a thing. I sold fruit for four years, man. Let's just drop it.
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Crazy Credits

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


Written by 'Yoko Kanno'
Performed by 'Yoko Kanno'
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The Show Must Go On Review: Liked every single bit of it.
13 September 2017 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: The Show Must Go On (15)

Rating: 5/5

Being a Song Kang-ho fan, I wanted to see this film but I was afraid I won't get to see it because it's an old film. But surprisingly I found the film in the highest quality and shifted the timing of subtitles to match the dialogues. I watched it and I can say that THE SHOW MUST GO ON is the best gangster film ever, largely because of its light-hearted take on the genre.

Song Kang-ho is excellent as usual. His performance is an excellent one, and the best of him comes out in the climax. Oh Dal-su provides occasional comic relief, as does Song Kang-ho. Other actors are also good, and deliver good performances.

The director and writer both deserve a great amount of praise for mixing action, comedy and emotions very well. There's not a single scene I didn't like. I loved every single scene of the film and found it very refreshing, as not most of the films of this genre are as good as this.

The comedy is natural and hilarious. The action sequences are good. The emotions are very well portrayed and have a lot of depth. The entire screenplay is excellent, as is the editing. The film doesn't bore for even a single second, and I fully enjoyed it.

Many films will come and go, but this film will always remain great. THE SHOW MUST GO ON IS the best gangster action-comedy drama which entertains thoroughly and makes sure you leave the seat both with tears and a smile, as the climax is wonderfully executed. It's an enjoyable family entertainer that has a repeat value.

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5 April 2007 (South Korea) See more »

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