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      2008 1h 53m Action Drama List
      Reviews 76% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Having a brutal, gangster-like behavior, actor Jang Soo-ta gets in trouble for beating up his counterpart. Reluctantly, Soo-ta visits real gangster Lee Gang-pae, who secretly had a dream of becoming an actor, and asks him to join the movie. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Ji-seob So was awesome in this movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review jesse o I enjoyed this movie, I thought the acting was more than solid and I did like the concept of these guys trying to achieve a sense of realism in their fight scenes. Unfortunately, the film chooses to throw in subplots that end up diluting the original idea. The film focuses on their individual issues, the mob guy dealing with betrayal and how he responds to that, the actor and how he deals with negative publicity from all around, their relationships with their partners, etc. I mean they really were trying to flesh the characters out, so I appreciate that effort.really. But, again, it sort of dilutes the original issue of these two trying to infuse their fight scenes together with more realism by actually fighting. I suppose the events around them is supposed to influence the way they fight but the film doesn't always make that clear. The film is still solid, but it could've been better with more focused storytelling. I did like the acting, though the mobster was supposed to have gone through this change where he felt like a completely different person, but his performance didn't reflect that at all. He looks and acts the same way from beginning to end. Well, with the exception of the last 5 minutes of the movie. That's another thing I liked about the movie, the ending wasn't the typical 'everything is perfect and these two end up becoming friends' type of deal. It is a good and violent ending, that actually makes the film better, in my opinion. Still, the film could've been so much better if it didn't try to juggle so many subplots. It's still a solid film with some good action and solid performances. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member An actor that plays gangsters has sent two people two the hospital during movie fights and now no one will work with him. Desperate, he turns to a real gangster and they fight on screen for real. Jang is an exceptional director, all three of his films are superb. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review razvan p fillers ruin the movie. Don't know why Kim didn't direct it himself, its a waste Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A very good film about the masks we wear and the identities we try and portray to the world and convince ourselves of. And some kick ass fight scenes! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice comparison of celebrity machoism and gangster machoism. Plenty of action and a nice story lead to a satisfying conclusion. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Having a brutal, gangster-like behavior, actor Jang Soo-ta gets in trouble for beating up his counterpart. Reluctantly, Soo-ta visits real gangster Lee Gang-pae, who secretly had a dream of becoming an actor, and asks him to join the movie.
      Director
      Jang Hoon
      Screenwriter
      Jang Hoon
      Production Co
      Kim Ki-Duk Film, Yeomhwamiso
      Genre
      Action, Drama
      Original Language
      Korean
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 17, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 53m