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Broken (2014)

Bang-hwang-ha-neun kal-nal (original title)
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A man becomes a fugitive from the police after he kills one of the men who raped and murdered his daughter.

Director:

Jeong-ho Lee

Writers:

Keigo Higashino (novel), Jeong-ho Lee (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Sang-hyun
Sung-min Lee ... Detective Eok-Gwan
Jun-Yeong Seo Jun-Yeong Seo ... Detective (as Jun-Young Seo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Hyeon-I Kim Hyeon-I
Myeong-gap Jang Myeong-gap Jang ... Identification section
Yoon Jong-In Yoon Jong-In ... Seoul detective
Dae-Myung Kim
Hyun Kim Hyun Kim ... Cheol-Yong's Mother
Jeong-se Oh Jeong-se Oh ... Radio voice (voice)
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Storyline

Sang-Hyun, who lost his wife, lives with his daughter Soo-Jin. One day, Soo-Jin is raped and murdered. Frustrated by the lack of progress in his daughter's case, Sang-Hyun gets a mysterious hint by an unknown voice. He learns the identity of the two men who killed his daughter and the address of one of those two men. Sang-Hyun then goes to the home of that man and finds some evidence. Full of anger he kills the murderer. The father is now a fugitive and searched by the police while hunting down the other killer on himself. Written by Anonymus

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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When the director read the novel the movie was based off of, he shed tears because the tragedy described in the book was happening in Korea at the time of the movie's conception. See more »

Quotes

Sang-hyun: Sitting around, doing nothing is really the best thing I can do?
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Remake of The Hovering Blade (2009) See more »

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Broken Review: Another excellent revenge film from South Korea.
16 September 2017 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: Broken (18)

Rating: 4.75/5

The film is as good as most South Korean films are. But what makes it different from usual revenge films is the treatment and portrayal of emotions. In the beginning you might feel the film is like usual revenge films but as it proceeds with the storytelling, you find it is NOT. Jung Jae-young, who left me highly impressed in CONFESSION OF MURDER, does another great job here as he's highly impressive in the act he delivers. He's the soul of the film and he fully realizes it.

The film has great visuals at the same time. The thrills work big time, and the action sequences impress. The editing is excellent, as the film never bores. The message delivered by the film is felt well. Kudos to the director for portraying the brutal reality of the society well.

BROKEN is a film which not only entertains, but also leaves you broken especially towards the end.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

10 April 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Banghwanghaneun kalnal See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,326,038
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CJ Entertainment See more »
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1.85 : 1
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