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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)
Min-Young An Min-Young An ... Chief Hwang's wife
Edward Bosco Edward Bosco ... Goon (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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asura 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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1.85 : 1
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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 You Kingdom Must Come Down
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Let us all descend into the abyss of insanity together, but violently!
28 June 2019 | by prasen67See all my reviews

Asura city's foundations are completely mired in madness, just like the rest of humanity. The only difference is - Asura doesn't bother to hide it. The city has no rules at its foundation except the basest of human nature, exposed. That is its truth, its mystery and its unknown law. What every other city calls "order" is an attempt to impose something comprehensible and workable.

When you realize this, only one things can be worse - that everyone else also realizes this - that all their purpose is full of craziness and at bottom, utterly illogical. Together they bring out the worst in each other. Every diabolical villany is accounted for - in full, shameless display through snarling contempt and nonchalant ultraviolence.

Start at the very bottom of our base nature and progressively work downwards from there into the abyss. Relentlessly finding untraceable paths that are successively worse than the last, leading to only one conclusion.

You wanted to accept everything. Now accept that groups of men are so completely mad, that should their veil of civility be lifted, they are dancing with each in the darkest places of hell. Asura lifts that veil. Asura is a bonfire of all vanities - and the bigger the fire grows - the more darkness is revealed.

Genius yes, because the difference between insanity ahd genius lies in how others accept your insanity. Korean films are 1000 years ahead of Hollywood and 500 years ahead of European cinema.


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