An ex-special agent CHA Tae-shik’s only connection to the rest of the world is a little girl, So-mi, who lives nearby. Her mother, Hyo-jeong smuggles drugs from a drug trafficking organization and entrusts Tae-shik with the product, without letting him know. The traffickers find out about her smuggling and kidnap both Hyo-jeong and So-mi. The gang promises to release them if Tae-shik makes a delivery for them, however it actually is a larger plot to eliminate a rival drug ring leader. When Hyo-jeon’s disemboweled body is discovered, Tae-shik realizes that So-mi’s life may also be in danger. Tae-shik becomes enraged at the prospect that So-mi may already be dead and prepares for a battle, putting his own life at risk.
Plot Keywords: murder-of-a-pregnant-woman / pregnancy / drugs / pawnshop / police
Taglines: Nothing to lose, nothing to compromise
Certificate: Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:16 (DVD rating) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:16 (DVD rating) | Germany:18 | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:18 (DVD rating) | Italy:T | Japan:R15+ | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | United Kingdom:18 | United States:R
Cast: Won Bin , Sae-ron Kim , Tae-hoon Kim , Hee-won Kim , Seong-oh Kim , Jong-pil Lee , Thanayong Wongtrakul , Hyo-seo Kim , Young-chang Song , Su-ryun Baek , Kyeong-eup Nam , Do-won Jeong , Do-won Kwak , Seok-hyeon Jo , Sang-Kyeong Son , Jae-won Lee , Min-ho Hwang , So-hee Hong , Do-won Jung
Company: Cinema Service
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean , English
Released Date: 05 Aug 2010 (South Korea)
Film Location: South Korea
Runtime: 119 min
Soundmix: Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
rdbrown-zeteo » was to come out of the viewing experience wowed.
As I sat watching the movie. My general impression was, this is a good movie. It has a cool story. The acting is great, the characters are engaging. The action is good but not proving itself to be better than what most movies normally put out there.
Then came the end. And it ended with more than a bang. More like a beautiful, chaotic explosion.
This movie as a whole, was great. I am in WOW shock. Now, the end was amazing, but without the hour and a half of plot, story, characters, suspense, good fight/action scenes, sweet revenge, etc…. the end would not have been so incredible.
This movie is in comparison, like a cross between Taken, Bourne Identity (mildly similar to Bourne, he doesn't have memory problems or anything), Leon the Professional, and Man on Fire. Honestly. This movie rivals them all.
Its very gritty, very brutal. Very violent, and at times disturbing. But there is a lot of emotion and heart building up at the center of it all.
I don't know if you are one of those idiots who don't watch these movies because they don't want to read the subtitles and think that the dubbing is too cheesy and would take away from the movie, if you are. Get over it and you will end up experiencing a Dynamic movie you otherwise would not have watched.
If subtitles don't bother you. Then I suggest you go ahead and watch this one.
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