When a change of heart moves a well-trained hitman to tender his resignation to his employers, no good comes of it for anyone.


Sang-yoon Lim


Sang-yoon Lim





Cast overview, first billed only:
So Ji-seob ... Ji Hyeong-do
Mi-yeon Lee ... Yu Mi-yeon
Do-won Kwak ... Gwon Jong-tae
Dong-jun Kim Dong-jun Kim ... Ra Hun
Jeon Gook-Hwan ... Chairman Jeon
Kyeong-Yeong Lee ... Ban Ji-hun
Bo-bae Han Bo-bae Han ... Ra Bo-seul
Eun-ah Jang Eun-ah Jang ... Assistant Manager Seo Min-hui
Ha-bok Yu Ha-bok Yu ... Director Jin Chae-guk
Park Jin-Woo Park Jin-Woo ... Detective Jo Myeong-deok
Seo-won Kim Seo-won Kim ... Detective Choo Min-woo
Dae-yong Jeong Dae-yong Jeong ... Chief
Joon-Hyun Lee Joon-Hyun Lee ... Do Jae-wook
Hee-won Hong Hee-won Hong ... Assistant Manager Gu
Dae-Hyeon Seo Dae-Hyeon Seo ... Chef Park (Chief of Staff)


Ji Hyeong-do is an assassin for a company that masquerades as a metal trading firm. One day, he takes on a job partnering with a young man (Ra Hun) whom he is to kill afterwards. Ra Hun asks a favor of Hyeong-do, which is to give money to his family. Hyeong-do visits Ra Hun's home where he meets Ra Hun's mother, Yu Mi-Yeon, a former singer whom Hyeong-do admired in the past. Guilt, an unknown feeling up to this point for Hyeong-do, begins to take him over. When Hyeong-do's company realizes that he hasn't taken out Ra Hun as planned, Hyeong-do quickly becomes targeted. Written by luraz isketambola

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Fight Before Being Fired


Action | Drama


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The film is the first work of actress Lee Mi-yeon since "Love Exposure" in the year 2007. See more »


At 27 minutes, the boss applies an ice bag to the back of Ji's injured head. Ji walks to his office with empty hands and no pack visible, but when he sits at his desk, the same bag is now on top of it. See more »


Ji Hyeong-do: You could have run.
Director Jin Chae-guk: Where to? I spent my whole life getting blood on my hands. I can't hope that my kid will be safe.
Ji Hyeong-do: You don't have to do this.
Director Jin Chae-guk: I got nothing to live for. Just do it.
Ji Hyeong-do: There is... nothing in your life?
Director Jin Chae-guk: What do you care?
Ji Hyeong-do: I don't.
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23 Red Ocean
Performed by Sogyumo Acacia Band
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underrated , very entertaining but not a must see.
9 February 2013 | by killahdelfinSee all my reviews

5.8 ?! Are you kidding me ? I bet the ratings were given by women disappointed in the love-line of the story.I in the contrary was superbly entertained : Excellent cinematography , acting , action , sound and a story , which can be labeled as unique in the ocean of a pro-killer falls in love-wants retirement-pisses-his-employers-off-movies. To my great relief the focus wasn't placed on love but on THE company , something I never saw before. A corporation masked as yet another unit of the ,,normal '' business world. Bureaucracy , business meetings and boring office work ? HEll NO! Suits , guns and office women in tight skirts with the ability to kill you under the blink of an eye , coworkers aka. a deadly wolfspack ; ready to turn the back on you if the money is right ? H-E-L-L Y-E-A-H ! ! ! And this exact atmosphere makes this film very enjoyable. But the main highlight is the charismatic Ji-Sub So as the silent killer ,managing to draw compassion in spite being a murderer-for-money.

A Company Man is a neat movie , being able the fulfill its main objective of delivering a good piece of cinema and solid entertainment , but it lacks that little ,, something '' to make it memorable forever.

( But fans of heroic bloodshed can't skip it!)

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Release Date:

11 October 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killer See more »

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South Korea


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