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The Divine Move (2014)

Sin-ui hansu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | 25 July 2014 (USA)
A professional baduk player infiltrates his local underground gambling scene to avenge his brother's death.

Director:

Beom-gu Cho

Writer:

Seong-hyeob Yu (as Sung-Hyub Yu)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kil-kang Ahn ... Heo Mok-soo (as Kil-Kang Ahn)
Sung-Ki Ahn ... Joo-nim (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Greg Chun ... Adari (voice)
Marc Diraison ... Carpenter Heo (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Open-tail (voice) (as Johanna Luis)
Todd Haberkorn ... Tricks (voice) (as Todd Stone)
Choi Jin-Hyuk ... Sun-soo (as Jin-Hyeok Choi)
Woo-sung Jung ... Tae-seok
In-kwon Kim ... Kkong-soo
William Knight ... Drunken Christ (voice)
Beom-su Lee Beom-su Lee ... Sal-soo
Si-young Lee ... Bae-kkob
Ben Lepley Ben Lepley ... Tae-seok (voice)
Erica Lindbeck ... Navel (voice)
Dave Mallow ... Killer (voice)
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Storyline

Professional baduk player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his seven-year sentence, he gets in touch with his brother's former associate "Tricks," hermit and blind master player "The Lord," and skillful junkyard owner Mok-su; together, they begin formulating a plan to get back at Sal-soo and his men. Tae-seok slowly penetrates Sal-soo's inner circle and his gambling joint, and eliminates Sal-soo's men one by one. But Sal-soo discovers Tae-seok's true identity and engages him in one final game that will seal the fates of the two men involved. Written by Owais Sunasara

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Hindi

Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Game of Death
2 November 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Could've been another title, though I did watch it under "Divine Move" at a Festival. While I have no clue how to play (or better the rules of) Baduk, the movie was still very appealing. It also achieves to make the game interesting many times. We have a lot of games that have to be covered over the duration of the movie and each one of them is shot differently and shown in a different light, depending on where the story and characters are at the moment.

But it's not a "sports" movie about a board game. It's also an action movie and those scenes are more than well choreographed! The movie is action packed and it has moments in it, that you might not expect. Not sure how the ending will go down with some, but I like the movie for not going the easy way ...


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