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Hwa-i: Goi-mool-eul sam-kin a-i (2013)

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.

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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Joon-Hwan Jang's first feature directorial movie since 2003 film Jigureul Jikyeora. See more »

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Great Acting, Great Movie
17 May 2016 | by azerjabanSee all my reviews

I'm so glad I finally watched this. This movie was F****** AWESOME. Yes the language is warranted. The acting was spectacular from every character- especially Yeo Jin Goo,I was already impressed with this child actor since The Moon Embraces the Sun and I Miss You, but he literally BLEW ME AWAY here. He covered every single emotional beat, every scene with the veteran actors (who themselves were freaking amazing) perfectly. I can't rave enough about the acting here.

The story was a lot more than I expected. I thought this would be like Coin Locker Girl when it turned vengeful and just become a bloodbath but damn- Hwayi was way smarter than I thought. Some twists I saw coming, others made me pause and rewind.

The monster analogy was very well done, the part where he just stared it down gave me chills.

The cops really got the short end of the stick here but aside from that I loved the ending. Amazing movie all around. Seriously in my top 10 K thrillers.


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