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A Dirty Carnival (비열한 거리 / Biyeolhan geori) (2006)

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In-seong Jo In-seong Jo
Kim Byung-doo
Chun Ho-jin Chun Ho-jin
President Hwang
Gung-Min Nam Gung-Min Nam
Bo-young Lee Bo-young Lee
Ku Jin Ku Jin
Je-mun Yun Je-mun Yun
Eun-Sook Sunwoo Eun-Sook Sunwoo
Byung-doo's Mother
Jong-hyeok Lee Jong-hyeok Lee

Written by
Ha Yu Ha Yu
(as Yoo Ha)


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another foreign classic

10 years, 3 months ago at Dec 10 19:09
What can I say, this is only the second Korean film I've ever watched and again I've been blown away by such great storytelling and directing. The first Korean film I saw just 3 weeks ago (see below - A Dirty Carnival) got me researching other Korean film and I heard A Bittersweet Life was comparable to A Dirty Carnival. While each plot can be deemed rather simple in storyline, we are brought into... read more
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Kim Byung-Doo is a charming low-level gangster creeping up on 30 years of age. His youth rapidly fading, Kim has seemingly been on the cusp of making something of himself for years, his natural charisma making him well respected among his peers while a manipulative boss and string of bad luck has kept him firmly locked into his lowly status. When a wealthy industrialist approaches Kim's boss to eliminate a bothersome criminal prosecutor, Kim sees his long-awaited chance to advance and takes it. But all advancement comes at a cost...
Release date: 15 June 2006
Tags: Crime (5), Korean (5), 2000s (4), Action (4), Thriller (4), 2006 (3), South Korea (3), Korea (3), Asian (2), Drama (2), East Asia (1), Favorite (1), Gangster (1), NonAmerican (1), Mafia (1), Gangster Film (1)
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