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A Hard Day (2014)

Kkeut-kka-ji-gan-da (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 29 May 2014 (South Korea)
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After trying to cover up a car accident that left a man dead, a crooked homicide detective is stalked by a mysterious man claiming to have witnessed the event.

Director:

Seong-hun Kim (as Seong-hoon Kim)

Writers:

Seong-hun Kim (as Seong-hoon Kim), Seong-hun Kim (as Seong-hoon Kim) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Lee Sun-kyun ... Det. Ko Gun-soo (as Seon-gyun Lee)
Cho Jin-woong ... Park Chang-min (as Jin-woong Jo)
Man-sik Jeong Man-sik Jeong ... Det. Choi
Shin Jeong-geun ... Det. Squad Chief
Suk-Tae Joo Suk-Tae Joo ... Detective Nam
Dong-yeong Kim Dong-yeong Kim ... Detective Do (as Dong-Young Kim)
Jung-eun Heo Jung-eun Heo ... Min-a
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Park Bo-Gum ... Police Officer Lee
Shin Dong-mi ... Ko Gun-soo's younger sister
Jang In-sub Jang In-sub ... Policeman
Ha-Suk Jo Ha-Suk Jo ... Lee Kwang-min
Kang-hyeon Kim Kang-hyeon Kim ... Young-chul
Seung-hun Kim Seung-hun Kim ... Chang-min (as Seung-hoon Kim)
Hee-Seok Lee Hee-Seok Lee ... Cabinet inspection team member
Jae-won Lee ... Jo Neung-hyun
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Storyline

Detective Go Geon-soo is having a hard day, and the following events happen to him in less than 24 hours: He receives a divorce notice from his wife. His mother passes away. He and his coworkers are investigated by police inspectors over alleged embezzlement. Then on his way to his mother's funeral, he drives recklessly and commits a fatal hit and run. He tries to cover-up the accident by hiding the man's corpse in his deceased mother's coffin. But someone has been watching all along, and Geon-soo gets a mysterious call from a person claiming that he was the sole witness to the crime, who now begins to threaten him. Written by Anonymous

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The war for a dirty secret on

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

The film was selected to compete in the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Park Chang-min: There are 2 types of humans. One who lowers his tail before the alpha. And the one who tries hard after a beat. Which one are you?
Go Geon-soo: Are you a cop?
Park Chang-min: Didn't I give you a jolt? That sinking feeling.
Go Geon-soo: What do you want?
Park Chang-min: That was the most important and smart thing you've ever said. What I want? It's simple.
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The tone of the cellphone is Jazz Suite #2 (Waltz) of Dmitri Shostakovich, known for being the man theme of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999) See more »

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Remade as Peace Breaker (2017) See more »

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Jazz Suite #2 (Waltz)
Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
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Satisfying crime thriller with lots of black humor and impossible situations.
6 June 2015 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

I don't remember seeing another Korean movie recently. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if I realize later that this is my first one.

I'm European and my initial reaction, the first couple of minutes, was a quiet laughter because the language sounded funny. But soon after that the impossible plot and situations starting to unfold...

This is about a corrupted Korean homicide detective who drives his car on his way to attend his mother's funeral. What happens during his ride to the funeral home might happen to anyone, but his actions after the fact escalate in a way that is both funny and tragic. The plot thickens and he finds himself in a roller-coaster of crime, bad luck and bad decisions. The conclusion is satisfying though!

The direction is very very good. Adds to the thrilling sensation that many of the scenes have, but also has a definite black sense of humor. The main actor gives an exaggerate performance but maybe that's what this part needed.

Overall: If you come across it, watch it.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

29 May 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$19,004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,488,847
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Company Credits

Production Co:

AD406, Dasepo Club See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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