A Bittersweet Life (2005)

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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders.


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  • Byung-Hun Lee and Min-a Shin in A Bittersweet Life (2005)
  • Byung-Hun Lee in A Bittersweet Life (2005)
  • Jee-woon Kim and Byung-Hun Lee in A Bittersweet Life (2005)
  • Byung-Hun Lee in A Bittersweet Life (2005)

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11 February 2006 | mmeyers-4
10
| Spectacular-South Korea does it again
This masterpiece comes from the director of Tales of Two Sisters and he delivers an epic tale of revenge.

I can't urge you enough to see this movie. The gun battles are reminiscent of Scarface, the martial arts are gritty and realistic, the poignancy of unrequited love is painful, there is a deep philosophical current that underlies this film, and the camera work is superb-but that's not what carries the movie. The actor who plays the main character is what sets this magnificent movie apart from the trash put out by Hollywood. He's a man's man-sharply dressed in well tailored suits driving in a BMW sedan (like the transporter)through beautiful Seoul (showing what a beautiful, spotless, and vibrant city it is). He reaches the point of no return and his vengeance and determination are a tour de force.

Magnificent. Bravo. South Korean films reign supreme.

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