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Bumchoiwaui junjaeng: Nabbeunnomdeul jeonsungshidae (2012)

On the verge of being fired, a corrupt customs official finds a haul of drugs and teams up with a vicious gangster to become the most powerful crime partnership in Busan.

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Jong-bin Yoon (as Jong-Bin Yun)

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Jong-bin Yoon (as Jong-Bin Yun)
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Credited cast:
Min-sik Choi ... Choi Ik-hyun
Jung-woo Ha ... Choi Hyung-bae
Jin-Woong Cho ... Kim Pan-ho (as Jin-woong Jo)
Dong-seok Ma ... Kim Sung-bang
Jongsoo Kim Jongsoo Kim ... Manager Jang
Jong-gu Kim Jong-gu Kim ... Chief Jo (as Kim Jong-Goo)
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon ... Director Ho
Young-chang Song ... Attorney Han
Yeong-Seon Kim Yeong-Seon Kim ... Ik-hyun's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Cavnoudias Peter Cavnoudias
Gyu-pil Go Gyu-pil Go ... Fake Firefighter
Cheol-woo Han Cheol-woo Han ... Hyung-bae's Gangster
Hyun Joong Kang Hyun Joong Kang ... Hyung-bae's Gangster
Sin-cheol Kang Sin-cheol Kang ... Waiter
Eung-soo Kim ... Public Prosecutor Choi Joo-dong
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On the verge of being fired, a corrupt customs official finds a haul of drugs and teams up with a vicious gangster to become the most powerful crime partnership in Busan.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2 February 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Nameless Gangster See more »

Filming Locations:

Busan, South Korea

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Budget:

KRW 10,000,000,000 (estimated)
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It's just not very good
20 January 2017 | by grandmastersikSee all my reviews

In a structural mess of a story, the film starts near the end and then skips back and forth to tell the rise and fall of a sycophantic hustler who makes a name for himself in the world of organised crime by playing gangster.

With an overly long running time, the film could have been shorter, but then, considering how the backbone of the story is the lead's connections and how he exploits them all to his own advantage, it's difficult to pinpoint just what should have been cut, as the lead's snivelling demeanour becomes a swagger and then hubris, before his total lack of understanding the mentality of all those he's involved with leads to his downfall. He then reverts back to his snivelling old self, blames everybody else for his mistakes, relies on connections and walks off into the sunset.

Moral of the story? Kiss arse and you'll live a long and prosperous life.

And that's the problem with the whole film: there's not a single likable character. And while the film certainly doesn't glorify anything, I honestly couldn't have cared what happened to anyone in it, and found myself restlessly checking how much of the film was left every 5 or 10 minutes.

"Nameless", though, is at least adequate, because after the credits roll, you'll quickly forget about it.


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