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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.

Director:

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

Certificate:

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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

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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Masterfully shot Dog-Eat-Dog
18 October 2017 | by latinotoonsSee all my reviews

Annam Korea is the backdrop for this noir-esque masterfully shot crime thriller. Caught in a catch 22 of violence and deception, abuse begets abuse in the dog-eat-dog world of Asura: The City of Madness, where corruption is the day to day of cops and politicians.

Asian cinema is on a whole other level in terms of artful violence.


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