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Believer (2018)

Not Rated | | Action , Crime | 8 June 2018 (USA)
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A police detective determined to catch the unseen boss of Asia's biggest drug cartel joins hands with a revenge-thirsty member of the gang.

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Hae-yeong Lee (as Hae-young Lee)
2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jin-Woong Cho ... Won-ho (as Jin-woong Jo)
Seung-won Cha
Jun-yeol Ryu ... Rak
Sung-ryung Kim ... Oh Yeon-ok
Ju-hyuk Kim ... Ha-rim
Seung-Hyun Kang ... Soyeon
Hae-Joon Park ... Sun-chang
Joo-Young Lee Joo-Young Lee
Ga-ram Jung
Dong-Young Kim Dong-Young Kim
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Storyline

A police detective determined to catch the unseen boss of Asia's biggest drug cartel joins hands with a revenge-thirsty member of the gang.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He is no one. He is everyone. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site [Well Go USA]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

8 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drug War See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$146,630, 10 June 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$365,639, 8 July 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yong Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official remake of the Chinese-Hong Kong action thriller Du zhan (2012) directed by Johnnie To. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Won-ho: Have you ever been happy in your life?
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Crazy Credits

Before the closing credits, a line "In the memory of Ju-hyuk Kim." is shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

An extended version of the film has a duration of 131 minutes 32 seconds and is 8 minutes 12 seconds longer than the theatrical cut which had a duration of 123 minutes 20 seconds. Both versions have the similar 15+ rating. See more »

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Remake of Du zhan (2012) See more »

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A must for black comedy and art house movie lovers. NC 17.
1 August 2018 | by darylmayaSee all my reviews

NC17

It is supposedly a thriller -gory at times- and an action movie but to me it is more of a black comedy.. a trip with an ?ambiguous art house movie ending all in one coherent package! What an achievement.

A cop desperate to find a vicious drug lord gets help from an underling .. or is it the other way around? Fast paced with elements that seemed to repeat with slower but no less thrilling parts set in beautiful scenery. The photography is stupendous and the music is quite good. Most importantly though, lot of the acting is amazing and quite credible however outlandish the behavior required is.

Reviewers are too hang up on the original movie that inspired this remake - ignore them. Every movie borrows more or less from others but the whole package is quite original.


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