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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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

If you're curious about the coordinates shown on the phone message, here they are: 36°06'52.41"N 126°46'40.26"E 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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Crazy Credits

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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Great thriller
7 December 2014 | by reallyevilboySee all my reviews

I'm an avid South Korean movie watcher. It's getting to a point where I'm seeing a least 1 per week.

There's a reason for that, they're great movies, really great movies.

The funny twist that I see on many of these police movies is that the police corruption, including the main character is considered as a norm. There is no glorifying the main character as a hero, standing above the dirty sea untarnished. He is just as dirty as the rest.

Again, a similar plot lines that runs through here is the main character is not the most likable character. Also it's more a story on a man who just happens to be a police officer rather than a police story.

These are things that have popped up quite a few times in other South Korean thrillers I've seen and it still has not gone stale.

The quirky, dirty, off beat, stylized, South Korean action movie is incredibly refreshing when placed up against the rest of the world.

This is a great movie, doesn't get into my top ten of South Korean movies but it's getting harder and harder to get into that top 10. With all the fantastic movies out there a great movie doesn't make the cut.


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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

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AD406, Dasepo Club See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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