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Rough Cut (2008)

Yeong-hwa-neun yeong-hwa-da (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 11 September 2008 (South Korea)
A gangster who wants to be an actor; an actor more gangster than anything. Here their paths and lives begin to cross.

Director:

Hun Jang

Writer:

Ki-duk Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ji-seob So ... Lee Kang-Pae
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Soo-hyun Hong ... Kang Mi-na
Hie-jin Jang Hie-jin Jang ... Eun-seon
Man-sik Jeong Man-sik Jeong ... Investigator
Ji-Hwan Kang ... Jang Soo-ta
Chang-Seok Ko ... Director Bong
Jeong-hwan Kong Jeong-hwan Kong ... Seong Min
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A gangster who wants to be an actor; an actor more gangster than anything. Here their paths and lives begin to cross.

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Action | Drama

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 September 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Movie Is a Movie See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,202,140
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Kim Ki-Duk Film See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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It is the debut feature of director Hun Jang. See more »

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References Green Fish (1997) See more »

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A movie is a movie...
8 November 2011 | by loogenhausenSee all my reviews

This is a fantastic Korean film that deserves the widest audience possible. Not an action flick, but more a gangster movie crossed with a showbiz black comedy topped off with that special kind of pathos that only Asian films know how to do. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Hollywood remake this with people like Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg or something like that. You owe it to yourself to check this out as soon as you have the means to do so. A colossal jerk of a movie star named Soo-ta can't get anyone to act opposite him in his latest movie because he beat the crap out of the last two actors and the media is having a field day with it. Plus, he has a girlfriend who he refuses to take out in public and has sex with her in a van down by the river. His agent is fed up with him and a scandal is bound to rear its ugly head any day now. Enter Kang-pae, a vicious gangster who loves movies. After an awkward run-in at a club with both their entourages in tow, Soo-ta gets the bright idea to cast him as the other actor. He agrees and everyone is so desperate to shoot, they go along with it. The only problem is that Kang-pae fights for real. That means Soo-ta needs to get tough quick if he's to win the final fight hes scripted to win - but now he has to do it for real! There's a lot more to the movie than that and its a joy to go along for the ride. It was refreshing and had me laughing and smiling while caring about the characters all the way through. Highly recommended!


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