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The Thieves (2012)

Dodookdeul (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 25 July 2012 (South Korea)
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After a heist in South Korea, a gang of 5+1 fly to Hong Kong to look into a heist, in a Macau casino, of a $30M diamond, planned by someone unreliable. He brings in HK thieves as well. Can anyone be trusted?

Director:

Dong-hoon Choi (as Choi Dong Hoon)

Writers:

Dong-hoon Choi (screenplay) (as Choi Dong Hoon), Ki-cheol Lee (screenplay) (as Lee Ki Cheol) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoon-seok Kim ... Macao Park (as Kim Yunseok)
Jung-jae Lee ... Popie (as Lee Jungjae)
Hye-su Kim ... Pepsee (as Kim Hyesoo)
Jun Ji-Hyun ... Yenicall (as Gianna Jun)
Simon Yam ... Chen
Kim Hae-sook ... Chewingum (as Kim Haesook)
Dal-su Oh ... Andrew (as Oh Dalsoo)
Kim Soo-Hyun ... Zampano (as Kim Soohyun)
Derek Tsang ... Jonny
Jin-mo Joo Jin-mo Joo ... Chief Detective (as Joo Jinmo)
Guk-seo Ki Guk-seo Ki ... Wei Hong (as Kee Kookseo)
Duk-moon Choi ... Casino Manager (as Choi Duckmoon)
Gook-hee Chae Gook-hee Chae ... Madame (as Chae Kukhee)
Soo-jung Ye Soo-jung Ye ... Tiffany (as Ye Sujeong)
Angelica Lee ... Julie (as Lee Sinje)
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Storyline

In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye's old partner Macau Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macau Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macau Park planned for each one of them. His plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, a genius safe-cracker and old flame of Macau Park, to settle the old score. The thieves' target is a $20 million diamond known as 'Tear of the Sun', kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day? Written by wikipedia

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All for the money. One for the revenge. Every man for himself.


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In 2015 Lee Jung-jae (Popeye) and Jun Ji-hyun (Yenicall) starred together again in the film Assassination (2015). This film also includes Oh Dal-su (Andrew). See more »

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Referenced in Lupin the 3rd (2014) See more »

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Two gangs for one big heist.
24 November 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

It looks not bad, but too long. From the director of 'Woochi' and 'Assassination', though it came between them and I'm seeing it now since I liked them both. An international cast film, I mean some well known Korean and Hong Kong actors in this multi-starrer. The story of two thief gangs joins hands to steal a diamond necklace in a casino in Macau. It's a team work, everyone is assigned to do their part, but due to some old incidents, they lose trust on one another. Followed by betrayal, how the heist takes place and what happens to them comes in the final quarter.

The actors were good, but their roles were so usual. At least the story looked better, but too much drag in the first half. Once their work begins to take off, the narration with those stunt sequences gets interesting. Even though I felt it should have been better, the screenplay should have kept tight. With so many characters, too many twists. So feels like it all jammed, though none of them were stunning enough, particularly a theme like this needed one that. I have seen a better heist film, I bet did as well, so this film won't surprise, but okay for watching once.

6/10


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Country:

South Korea

Release Date:

25 July 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$136,993, 14 October 2012

Gross USA:

$685,839

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,129,910
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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