Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing murders he committed after the statute of limitations expires. A detective and one of the victim's mothers search for the author while another killer begins a spree of murders.
As Korea's biggest crime organization 'Goldmoon' expands its powers, Kang, the head of police investigation planning department, orders the undercover cop Ja-Seoung to participate in project "New World", that will take down 'Goldmoon'. Ja-seong must choose either to follow Kang's orders as a cop or to keep his loyalty with Jeong Cheong, the under-boss of the 'Goldmoon' crime organization.Written by
If this movie had been made in Hollywood it would swallow up all the Oscar buzz for the year.
There's nothing more to say in order to recommend it, but IMDb requires me to so here goes.
If this were made in Hollywood, we wouldn't even be calling it Korean Godfather or Korean Infernal Affairs or a cross between the two. It is its own beast and excels at the most fundamental aspects of film-making in a way even the aforementioned films weren't always able to.
It's not perfect, I'd give it a 8.5 out or 9 out of 10 if I really wanted to be critical but it manages to carve out a place for itself in one of cinema's deepest genres. We haven't seen this kind of heavily character drama driven take on the genre before (and lucky for us, it was done so well!).
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