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A Better Tomorrow (2010)

Moo-jeok-ja (original title)
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Arms trafficker Hyuk and Young-chun are practically brothers and nothing can separate them. When the two managed to escape from North Korea, they left behind Hyuk's younger brother Chul. ... See full summary »

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Hae-sung Song (as Hye-seong Song), Hae-sung Song

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John Woo (original screenplay), Hyo-seok Kim (adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jin-mo Ju ... Kim Hyeok
Seung-heon Song ... Yeong-choon
Kang-woo Kim ... Kim Cheol
Han Sun Jo ... Tae Min
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Lieutenant Park
Kim Jee-Young Kim Jee-Young ... Aunt (as Ji-yeong Kim)
Hae-gon Kim Hae-gon Kim ... President Jeong
Hyeong-jun Lim Hyeong-jun Lim ... Detective Lee
Tae-hwa Seo Tae-hwa Seo ... Prosecutor Jo
Sin-seong Lee Sin-seong Lee ... Gwang-hee
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Arms trafficker Hyuk and Young-chun are practically brothers and nothing can separate them. When the two managed to escape from North Korea, they left behind Hyuk's younger brother Chul. Hyuk can never shake off the guilt as his family was punished for his treason and his mother died in prison. Three years later, Chul finally makes his way to South Korea and join the police force. Hyuk tries to earn the trust and love of his younger brother, but abandonment and betrayal are hard things to forget. Things come to a head when Young-chun pulls Hyuk into doing one last gig for the gang. It happens to be the case that Officer Chul is in charge of. The three brothers meet again one final time. Written by Anonymous

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Brothers Enemies Killers

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Korean | Thai | English | Russian

Release Date:

16 September 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Better Tomorrow Remake Project See more »

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Budget:

$8,700,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Melodramatic Remake
6 September 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Busan, South Korea, the powerful arms traffickers Kim Hyeok (Jin-mo Ju) and Yeong-choon (Seung-heon Song) are best friends. Hyeok has spent many months seeking out his younger brother Kim Cheol (Kang-woo Kim) that was left behind by Hyeok with their mother while escaping from North Korea. When Hyeok finally finds Cheol, his brother blames him for the death of their mother that was beaten to death in the prison and keeps distance from Hyeok.

When Hyeok travels with the gangster Tae Min (Han Sun Jo) to Thailand for a negotiation, he is betrayed by Tae Min and is arrested by the police. Meanwhile Cheol joins the police force to become a detective and Yeong-choon kills the gang that betrayed his friend. When Hyeok is finally released from the Thai prison and returns to Busan, he finds that his brother is a detective investigating Tae Min and Yeong-choon limped and in complete misery. But Hyeok promises that he would not return to life of outlaw. But he is haunted by his past and the need of protecting his estranged brother. .

"Moo-jeok-ja", a.k.a. "A Better Tomorrow", is an Asian crime film excessively melodramatic. The good storyline about brotherhood, friendship and loyalty discloses a plot confused in the beginning but also full of action. However the dramatic relationship between the two brothers becomes an annoying soap opera after the repetition of the same situation with Cheol rejecting his brother. Better off watching John Woo's "Ying hung boon sik" ("A Better Tomorrow" 1986) again. My vote is six.

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