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

A Dirty Carnival
7.5 Rating
(46 ratings)
7.5 IMDB rating

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Chun Ho-jin

Chun Ho-jin

President Hwang
Hyo-Sang Choi

Hyo-Sang Choi

Debtor
Ku Jin

Ku Jin

Jong-su
In-seong Jo

In-seong Jo

Kim Byung-doo
Jin-woong Jo

Jin-woong Jo

Yeong-pil
Byeong-chun Kim

Byeong-chun Kim

Sang-sik Kim

Sang-sik Kim

Serpent


Written by
Ha Yu

Ha Yu

(as Ha Yu)


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another foreign classic

8 years, 7 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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Description: 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 ... (more)
Release date: 15 June 2006
Korean (4), 2000s (4), Action (4), Crime (4), Thriller (4), South Korea (3), Korea (3), 2006 (2), Asian (2), Drama (2), Gangster Film (1), East Asia (1), Favorite (1)
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dehlz posted a review 8 years, 7 months ago

another foreign classic

“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 a world that few know exist and we go through an exciting journey throughout the harsh underworld of Korea.

I'll first start off by saying that while both A Bittersweet Life and A Dirty Carnival are "gangster flicks", they share few similarities. Although the premise is generally the same, I believe they are both contrasting masterpieces in their own right. In this film, the main charac” read more