영화: 신세계

The New World / 신세계***** (2012)
Genre: Gangster, Drama
Director: Pak Hun Jeong (박훈정)
Screenwriter: Pak Hun Jeong (박훈정)
Cast: Yi Jeong Jae (이정재), Choi Min Shik (최민식), Hwang Jeong Min (황정민), Pak Seong Ung (박성웅), Song Ji Hyo (송지효), Kim Byeong Ok (김병옥), Kim Yun Seong (김윤성), Na Gwang Hun (나광훈), Yang Mun Seok (양문석), Pak Seo Yeon (박서연), Choi Il Hwa (최일화), Ju Jin Mo (주진모), Jang Gwang (장광), Kweon Tae Weon (권태원), Kim Hong Pa (김홍파)
Running Time: 2:14:00
Budget: ₩7.3 billion (6.9M$)
Gross: US$31,212,801

Ja Sung, a young detective, infiltrates one of the biggest crime organization in Korea. After the head of the organization dies in a mysterious car accident, Ja sung, now highly ranked in the organization, is stuck between a power struggle among the heirs, #2 Yi Jung Gu, logical heir to the chair, and #3 Jeong Cheong, head of the Chinese branch, on one side and his superiors of the police department who wants him to stay undercover so they can use him as a bait.

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This is the best gangster movie I have seen lately. I am glad I was able to actually go see it at the theater, here in Montreal. Korean movies are so rare. This movie is really well written. Each character is well develop so we can understand their psychology. The ambiance reminds me a bit of the Godfather. If you are sensitive to blood, you might close your eyes a couple of times but don’t be mistaken, this movie is a lot more psychological than it is physical. The cast is impressive, among them, Choi Min Shik, who doesn’t need introduction anymore. But I must say, the one that blew my mind is Hwang Jeong Min. Amazing performance. To be noticed, the presence of Song Ji Hyo as the lead female character. Well, she doesn’t have much competition. They are only 2 women in this movie and they don’t even have one scene together! hehe. The director did a great job transposing the entrapment and the struggle of the main character into visuals. There were a few interesting sequences. He also succeeds into making people laugh at very decisive and/or cruel moments. This movie is very nicely done. A must-see.  강추! ^_^

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