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The Merciless (2017)

Bulhandang (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 18 May 2017 (South Korea)
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A young cop finds his loyalties divided after befriending a notorious criminal while undercover in prison.

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Sung-hyun Byun
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Credited cast:
Kyung-gu Sol ... Han Jae-ho
Si-wan Yim ... Jo Hyun-soo
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Go Byeong-cheol (as Kyoung-Young Lee)
Hye-jin Jeon ... Chun In-sook
Jason Nelson Jason Nelson ... Russian Gangster
Byung Mo Choi Byung Mo Choi ... Captain Choi
Tim Rixx Tim Rixx ... Russian Gangster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andreas Fronk ... Russian Mafia
Alexis v Hall Alexis v Hall ... Host (as Alexis Hall)
Hong-In Hong-In ... Banggae
Joon-ho Hu Joon-ho Hu ... Kim Sung-han
Jang In-sub Jang In-sub ... Min-cheol
Hee-won Kim ... Go Byeong-gap (as Hie-won Kim)
Seong-oh Kim ... Jeong Seung-pil (as Sung-oh Kim)
Dong-yong Lee ... Cold storage manager
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Jae-ho has established his own rules and put all of his fellow inmates under his control in a penitentiary facility. After he meets a newly imprisoned inmate, Hyeon-soo who won't give in to anyone under any circumstances, Jae-ho pursues his new ambition to become the boss of his organized crime group once he is released from the prison. Written by subratjain1

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Alternate Versions

The Indian version is dubbed in English and has been certified U/A by the Indian Censor Board. It runs at 114 minutes 20 seconds, making it 3 minutes shorter than the Korean original. The film has been slightly cut. See more »

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deliciously twisted crime thriller
14 March 2019 | by aminifatimaaaSee all my reviews

The Merciless is a tense and wonderfully paced film with beautiful cinematography and dynamic camerawork. It's convoluted plot with constant surprises is nevertheless easy to follow and tricky narrative structure that features time-jumps and reversals cleanly delineated. The characters are clearly distinguishable from one another; hard-boiled and violent but also humorous at times. I was fully engaged, entertained and delighted by the effortless expertise and strong performances displayed in every frame.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Russian

Release Date:

18 May 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,321,112
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2.35 : 1
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