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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
Dae-Myung Kim
Hyun Kim Hyun Kim ... Cheol-Yong's Mother
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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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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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CJ Entertainment See more »
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1.85 : 1
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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: I can't stop. If I stop, my daughter will be forgotten.
[Continues to cry]
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Remake of The Hovering Blade (2009) See more »

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The vengeance of a devastated father…
5 August 2014 | by ajit2106See all my reviews

South Korean trademark genre "Revenge Thriller" is back with Jeong-ho Lee's "Broken" based on the novel by Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino.

A widowed father Lee Sang Hyeon (Jeong Jae Yeong) is seeking vengeance after her only daughter is raped and murdered. He is utterly disgruntled by ineptitude of police until he finds a clue about the murderers, he takes the law in his own hands and kills one of the murderers. Now he becomes a fugitive and detective Eok-Gwan (Lee Sung-Min) is in his pursuit. Broken is a carefully crafted film with gloomy and revolting notions. It raises questions about juvenile felony and adult crimes. It rather blemishes of Korean law regarding juvenile delinquency. Is it veracious to kill minors who are involved in heinous crimes because Korean Law does not have a rigorous imprisonment system of minors? We can hear a lot of conversations in the movie regarding the moral or ethical verdict.

"Broken" unveils many contemporary concerns: adolescent bullying in schools, teenage prostitution and incompetent judiciary system. Jeong-ho Lee makes you embroil up with the characters and their dilemma is felt in every manner. The begrimed mood goes very well with immaculate cinematography.

The actors are perfect in their roles; every character has been played with utmost solemnity. Lee Sang Hyeon gives a stunning performance as a devastated and unforgiving father.

"Broken" is a thoughtful look at vehemence and violence with use of definitive elements of film-making.

My Vote 7.5/10


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