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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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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)
Min-Young An Min-Young An ... Chief Hwang's wife
Edward Bosco Edward Bosco ... Goon (voice)
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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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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 »

Soundtracks

Satan You Kingdom Must Come Down
By Robert Plant
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Asura: The City of Madness Review: The real monster lies within.
21 August 2017 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: Asura The City of Madness (18)

Rating: 4.5/5

South Korean action films are quite amazing and interesting to watch because of the kind of action they offer: unique and different. Due to being an action film lover, I found out about this action flick ASURA THE CITY OF MADNESS, and decided to watch it. Though there were initially some negative reviews here on IMDb criticising the film's violence, I wasn't diverted at all and continued with my decision to watch this film. And I found it to be brutal, intense and enjoyable.

ASURA completely belongs to Jung Woo-sung, who handsomely plays his part. This time, I was seriously impressed with Hwang Jung-min. I haven't seen any other of his films except this one and the disappointing NEW WORLD, but I can say that this is his like the best performance he's ever delivered. No words for Kwak Do-won: he's an actor who plays every single role naturally and as usual, brilliantly.

The screenplay of the film is fully engaging with decent performances, action sequences, chases and everything you can expect from the film. And there's not only brutality: there's a lot more than that in this film. It raises questions which we perhaps come across daily. The answers lie in the questions themselves.

The action is this film's biggest strength. The well-choreographed action has a great repeat value as well. It's excellent enough to satisfy any action lover. Besides, the emotional scenes too generate emotions from the viewers, and in the end, you realize what anything bad can lead to.

ASURA is indeed the perfect example of how mad we the humans actually are. It doesn't only entertain you with its high-octane action but also strips before you the layers of madness a human mind has and can have.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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