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Asura (2016)

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:

$25,036, 21 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$174,501, 30 October 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[last lines]
Han Do-Kyung: I knew this would happen. But... it couldn't be helped.
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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 You Kingdom Must Come Down
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Corruption runs deep
23 October 2016 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

I love these Japanese ultra violent films. They're great, aren't they, and a lot of blood gets spilt in this involving cop corruption crime. Only it's a lot of what I've seen before, with our lead, a bad cop who's walking a tight rope, gets in over his head, having to deal with Internal Affairs, and a corrupt mayor, where basically we know how his fate will ensue at the end of this two, quarter hour movie. Not only this, his wife is dying too, so we can sees little, the why's of his corrupt actions like beating a witness, lowlife, half to death, after accidentally sending a cop, going off a building when a fence gives way. We could of had better acting too, and script, some subtitles, I couldn't believe I was reading. I wasn't surprised again to see a car chase in this either, though that one in that great action film, The Raid 2, surpasses this, making this seem small fry. The first shot of the film, where the same shots used a couple of times, paints a bleak, barren city, as if it's a slum, even though an attracting shot. The actor, playing the mayor probably gives the only real standout performance. He's one suave son of a bitch. Not without interest, definitely. It just didn't rise to other films, or past what I've just said.


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