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Real (2017)

Ri-eol (original title)
A criminal aspiring to build a casino finds himself in endless threat when a man starts imitating every single thing he does.

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Love Lee (as Lee Love)

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Lee Jung-Sub (as Jeong-sub Lee), Myeong-chan Park (comic) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Soo-hyun Kim ... Jang Tae-young
Dong-il Sung ... Jo Won-geun
Sung-min Lee ... Choi Jin-gi
Sulli Choi ... Song Yoo-hwa (as Jinri Choi)
Woo-jin Jo ... Sa Do-jin
Hong-pa Kim Hong-pa Kim ... Choi Nak-hyun
In-gyeom Jeong In-gyeom Jeong ... Professor Kim
Kwon Choi Kwon Choi ... General Manager Baek
Ji-eun Han Ji-eun Han ... Han Ye-won
Eun Ah Kim Eun Ah Kim ... Miss. Jin
Gyu-pil Go ... Bald
Wan Lee Wan Lee ... Jang Tae-yeong double / Secret room club addict
Jae-Sung Jung Jae-Sung Jung ... Patient
Im Hyeon-joo Im Hyeon-joo ... Woman 1
Candy Alexa ... Choi Nak-hyeon hideout call girl
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A criminal aspiring to build a casino finds himself in endless threat when a man starts imitating every single thing he does.

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Real (2017)- Not bad as it was publicized plus Kim Soo-Hyun put good acting show
10 January 2018 | by Rifat_SharnaSee all my reviews

As I've watched this movie, I've got to realize that it's not that bad as it was publicized (like the worst Korean movie-no,it's definitely not that!). Yeah- many indecipherable scenes -even with much nudity are placed here and there and therefore the plot was also felt hella confusing at times! It would be much better if all those scenes were syncronized well & reasons behind every single motion got revealed like a full moon in the sky at last- then it might touch hearts of general audience and might be recognized as an epic movie too! Rather- it focused on good CGI effects,also some erotica- besides- action scenes were well-choreographed and at some point were artistic too. And acting was also good - specially from all-in-all leading hero- "Jang Tae-young" I mean,actor Kim Soo Hyun.Actually I watched this movie as a former fan of his alien character "Do Min Joon" from "My Love from the Star" drama. And like other fans and well-wishers, I was kinda so disappointed reading all those news- he starred in an erotic movie, even invested in it- and ultimately this movie was criticized badly & doomed in the box office, so didn't he leave so bad impression before enlisting to army? (hiatus of 2 years!) But at last -when I got to watch this full-length movie, I can't be neither disappointed nor angry- because it was too obvious that Kim Soo Hyun put extreme effort to portray his duel role- overall his acting was just praise-worthy! His acting wasn't so praised in media-just because general audience didn't get the plot at all and so it was super-flop! Yeah-it's seemed incomprehensible- but if you pay some attention, you can connect duel personality of his character and feel the effect of 'Siesta' on him (that may cause temporary memory-loss and hallucination!) Yet, many relationships & events evolved around him remained unclear till the end- it seemed that-director &writer weren't interested to disclose these things clearly or failed to figure out how to do that! So Kim Soo-Hyun-if not egoistic - must have realized by now that although he put so good acting show & broke his good-boy image- people wouldn't watch it twice or thrice just to get the plot (as he expected and mentioned in an interview!) Also people wouldn't fall for all those 'sex-doll'-like pathetic female bodies merely- even the heroine didn't seem to have any life or self-esteem at all! Whatever-beside all these things- as an experimental noir plus for its artistic value, I think- it deserves a 6/10 rating- and cheers for actor Kim Soo-hyun!


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