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Asura: The City of Madness (2016)

Asura (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime | 14 October 2016 (USA)
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A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city's corrupt mayor.

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Sung-su Kim

Writer:

Sung-soo Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Woo-sung Jung ... Han Do-Kyung
Jung-min Hwang ... Mayor Park Sung-Bae
Ji-Hoon Ju ... Moon Sun-Mo (as Ji-hun Ju)
Do-won Kwak ... Kim Cha-In
Man-sik Jeong Man-sik Jeong ... Do Chang-Hak
Ji-hye Yun ... Cha Seung-Min
Hae-Gon Kim Hae-Gon Kim ... Tae Byung-Jo
Won-hae Kim ... Akeo
Yeon-a Oh Yeon-a Oh ... Jung Yoon-Hee
Jong-soo Kim Jong-soo Kim
Dong-hun Yum Dong-hun Yum ... Father-in-law chairperson
Je-mun Yun ... Hwang In-Ki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Allen ... Akeo (voice)
Edward Bosco Edward Bosco ... Goon (voice)
Brett Bradley Brett Bradley ... Kim Cha-In (voice)
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Storyline

Detective Han (JUNG Woo-sung), who for years has been secretly doing dirty work for the corrupt mayor Park Sungbae (HWANG Jung-min), is now pressured by a ruthless prosecutor Kim Cha-in (KWAK Do-won) to cooperate in an investigation against the mayor. Feeling trapped, Han persuades his young partner Sunmo (JU Ji-hoon) to take over his work for the mayor, but things start to get tangled in unpredictable ways. As things are getting worse, only the most evil survives in this dog-eat-dog world. Written by CJ Entertainment

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Once you trip in, there is no way out

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Action | Crime

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asura: Miasto szalenstwa See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,253, 9 October 2016

Gross USA:

$175,702

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,300,843
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Han Do-Kyung: You're still just a kid.
Moon Sun-Mo: I spent last night drinking with the mayor, and he said he wanted to be a lifelong partner to this kid.
Han Do-Kyung: So?
Moon Sun-Mo: Just letting you know.
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Alternate Versions

The version released in UK has a duration of 128 minutes, while the original version has a duration of 132 minutes. See more »

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Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Instrumental)
By Jaejin Lee
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Pretty terrible police corruption story
5 November 2016 | by mrrcottSee all my reviews

I don't know about you but I am getting tired of these films, where there is corruption in politics and the police investigate, but the police are corrupt themselves. Its full of violence but it's never there for a god reason. Occasionally this is OK. The violence in Oldboy was justfied by the character's fury at being locked up for 15 years, but here, it just felt as though the director wanted to wallow in sadistic violence to shock us. Just why is Hang (Sung-woo) working for a sleazy mayor? i never understood, although it is suggested that it's because his wife, who is dying of cancer, is being supported by her half-brother who is the mayor. the shame of this film is that the only female characters given any screen time are either shown as dying or about to be killed. The audience I watched this with seemed to laugh or be sickened by the violence. I like Korean cinema usually but this one was not worth the time.


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