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Hwanghae (2010)

A taxi driver goes on the run after an attempt to carry out a hit on a professor goes terribly awry.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Gu-nam
... Myun-ga
Sung-ha Jo ... Tae-won (as Seong-Ha Cho)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Man-sik Jeong ... Detective 1
Cheol-min Lee
Yoo-mi Lee ... Tae-Won's Daughter
Dong-Heon Yeom
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Storyline

The story of a cab driver in Yanji City, a region between North Korea, China and Russia. His wife goes to Korea to earn money, but he doesn't hear from her since in 6 months. He plays mah-jong to make some extra cash, but this only makes his life worse; but then he meets a hitman who proposes to turn his life around by repaying his debt and reuniting with his wife, just for one hit. Written by Anonymous

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The only thing he must not have crossed

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Rated R for brutal bloody violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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The film opened on December 22, 2010 in South Korea and was top of the box office, selling 1.05 million tickets in its first five days of release, according to the Korean Film Council. See more »

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Gu-nam: Who's the boss here?
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One of the best thrillers ever, another hit from Korea
18 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

If you enjoy The Chaser or The man from nowhere, You will absolutely love this film. In fact, if you love thrillers...this is for you. The villain, is probably one of the worst villains ever, is also very funny. The main character who has questionable orals is still very likable and found myself rooting for him. The basic plot in one sentence is pretty much an assassination of a professor gone wrong. The main character find himself being chased by the police, the villain, and someone else (which I won't reveal or else it will be a spoiler.) The action scenes are so brutal but realistic. The scenes are fast and real tense. There twists are so good and fitting for this thriller. The action will keep you on the edge of your seat but your mind will be asking a few questions which will be all answered if you pay attention close enough. All the actors were excellent. The guy who played the villain was the "good" guy in the The Chaser. He played his character so well, I didn't even recognize him. His speech, mannerisms, and expressions had me believe his character. I also loved the ending which could be debated.


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