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V.I.P. (2017)

The son of a high-ranking North Korean official is suspected of committing serial murders around the world, and is chased by South Korea, North Korea and Interpol.

Director:

Hoon-jung Park

Writer:

Hoon-jung Park
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dong-Gun Jang ... Park Jae-Hyuk
Myung-Min Kim ... Chae Yi-Do
Jong-Suk Lee ... Kim Gwang-Il
Hee-soon Park ... Ri Dae Bum
Peter Stormare ... Paul
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yong-geun Bae ... Detective #5
Jung-woo Choi Jung-woo Choi ... Police Executive
Ji Eun-seo Ji Eun-seo ... Woman Woman
Kenneth Fibbe Kenneth Fibbe ... CIA Agent (as Ken Fibben)
Andreas Fronk ... CIA Agent
Dong-wook Han Dong-wook Han ... Chinese Sailor
Bong-sik Hyun Bong-sik Hyun ... Detective #2
Fannin Gareth James Fannin Gareth James ... CIA Agent
Jae-Heon Jeong Jae-Heon Jeong ... Detective #8
Woo-jin Jo ... Public Prosecutor
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The son of a high-ranking North Korean official is suspected of committing serial murders around the world, and is chased by South Korea, North Korea and Interpol.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

24 August 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

VIP See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,710,283
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VIP Review: Park Hoon-jung impresses big time with this crime-action thriller!
25 April 2018 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: VIP (18): Action/Crime/Thriller - Korean

Positives:

  • Jang Dong-gun, Kim Myung-min, Park Hee-soon perform very well. Lee Jong-suk also does a fairly decent job. Jang excels in the action scenes and at times I got reminded of his movie "No Tears for the Dead" which was an excellent action movie.
  • The action sequences are excellent and a treat to watch.
  • The screenplay is excellent, though there are times when the film does slow down, but thankfully it regains its pace in no time, and goes on to entertain till the very end.
  • Production values are decent.
  • The BGM is in many sequences, outstanding.
  • The format of narration is quite interesting.


Negatives:

  • The film could've been edited a bit to be a little more captivating.


Repeat value: Yes

Overall, VIP comes out as a refreshing entertainer which blends action and thrill in a unique proportion, It's even good to see Park Hoon-jung write with his usual style, as he did in "The Unjust" and "I Saw the Devil". Just make sure kids don't get to watch the film (unless they become old enough). A definitely entertaining watch for genre fans, and much, much, much better than "New World".


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