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A Violent Prosecutor (2016)

Geom-sa-oe-jeon (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime | 3 February 2016 (South Korea)
After a prosecution lawyer is framed and convicted for murder, he tries to catch the real murderer from jail with the help of a con artist.

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Il-Hyeong Lee

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Il-Hyeong Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-min Hwang ... Byun Jae-wook
Dong-won Gang ... Han Chi-won
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jin-mo Joo Jin-mo Joo ... Judge Choi
Gi-sub Jung Gi-sub Jung ... Prison officer 2
Byeong-ok Kim ... President Park
Eung-soo Kim ... Assemblyman Kang Yeong-sik
Hong-pa Kim Hong-pa Kim ... Prison Governor
Won-hae Kim ... Yeong-cheol
Sung-min Lee ... Woo Jong-gil
Ji-hwan Park Ji-hwan Park ... Cheol-goo
Sung-woong Park ... Yang Min-woo
So-yul Shin ... Kim Ha-na
Jong-hak Son Jong-hak Son
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After a prosecution lawyer is framed and convicted for murder, he tries to catch the real murderer from jail with the help of a con artist.

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Language:

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Release Date:

3 February 2016 (South Korea) See more »

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An okayish formula flick that's somewhat easy on the eyes!!
1 August 2016 | by subratjain1See all my reviews

So I had been dying to watch this as it stars Jung-min Hwang and I am a fan I must admit. But due to the lack of good subtitles I was not able to do so. Finally, yesterday I got my hands on some decent English subs and dove right in to watch this. I wouldn't say that I was disappointed but it certainly wasn't up to my expectations.

The story is pretty simple with Byun Jae-wook, a honest prosecutor, being framed for murder by negligence and thrown into the jail with a 15 year sentence. The film then depicts his struggles to fight the corrupt system and get out.

Looking at the plot I thought there would be an intense drama showing his hardship in the jail, but sadly they avoided that part and the story leaps 5 years ahead as soon as he is imprisoned and shows him as the "prince of prison". I was hoping to see some solid prison drama here.

The latter part deals with Byun Jae-wook reopening the case and fighting his case in a courtroom. I expected some decent courtroom drama but this too ends abruptly leaving to much to imagination.

What lifts up the movie from a dismal plot is the acting by the cast, especially Dong-won Kang. He plays his role as a con man to near perfection and does a commendable job. Jung-min Hwang too is slick and handles whatever is thrown at his like a real pro. There chemistry in the jail is rather good. They bond on screen with real ease and make you chuckle every now and then.

All being said you can give the movie a go, just don't expect anything too gritty or earth shattering.


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