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Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)

Hwayi: Gwimuleul samkin ai (original title)
A boy with five fathers who is attached to the criminal underworld. A sinister past is about to be revealed as he is forced to join the killing spree.

Director:

Joon-Hwan Jang

Writers:

Joo-Suk Park, Joon-Hwan Jang (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoon-seok Kim ... Seok-tae
Jin-woong Cho ... Ki-tae (as Jin-woong Jo)
Hyun-Sung Jang Hyun-Sung Jang ... Jin-seong (as Hyeong-seong Jang)
Seong-gyoon Kim ... Dong-beom
Hae-Joon Park ... Beom-soo (as Hae-jun Park)
Ji-Eun Lim Ji-Eun Lim ... Yeong-joo
Ji-Hyun Nam Ji-Hyun Nam ... Yoo-kyung (as Ji-hyeon Nam)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheol-woo Han Cheol-woo Han
Jang In-sub Jang In-sub ... Detective Chang-Ho
Yoon-Seok Jung Yoon-Seok Jung ... Hwayi (child)
Young-min Kim Young-min Kim ... Detective Jung-min
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Im Hyung-taek
Bok-gi Min Bok-gi Min ... Middle Aged Ex-Prosecutor
Seong-kun Mun ... CEO Jin
Yong-woo Park Yong-woo Park ... Detective Chang-ho
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Storyline

Hwayi is a boy living in a farm village, who was raised by 5 fathers who were famous criminals. One day, the group is commissioned to kill a man named Lim and his wife. While the rest of the group feel something odd about this particular contact, Suk-tae is adamant to carry out this job with Hwayi in tow. During the job Hwayi discovers a photograph of a child in Lim's house. Eventually, Suk-tae hands his gun to Hwayi and he is forced to pull the trigger. He becomes ill after committing his first kill and realizes that the boy in the photograph looks uncannily familiar. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

9 October 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Monster Boy See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,365,726
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joon-Hwan Jang's first feature directorial movie since 2003 film Jigureul Jikyeora. See more »

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(One of) The best Korean movie I've ever seen!
8 March 2014 | by asamuhammetSee all my reviews

Since nobody has reviewed the movie yet, I thought I could share my impressions about this EXCELLENT movie.

First of all, I must admit that it had been quite a long time since I hadn't seen a good Korean movie, thus I was a bit skeptical at first. Fortunately, I immediately got absorbed in the movie. The actors are perfectly chosen, especially Jin-gu Yeo (Hwayi) who makes me think of Byung hun lee.

Now one of the few things I was afraid of was pointless conversations that don't add anything to the story except making it boring. But I'm glad to say there weren't any, and I enjoyed every single minutes of the movie from the beginning to the end. Moreover, I found the fighting scenes really well performed, it was so realistic that I jumped with fright a few times. As far as the story is concerned, it is thrilling, credible and touching.

In short, if you haven't view it yet, I strongly advise you to watch it, you won't be disappointed! 10/10


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