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Beat (1997)

Biteu (original title)
This movie follows the story of three friends in Korea, all three of whom drop out of school. The main character is Min, a tough guy whose widowed mother is a drunk. The story traces his ... See full summary »

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Sung-su Kim

Writer:

San Sim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hyo-Seon Jang Hyo-Seon Jang
Woo-sung Jung ... Min
Bu-seon Kim
So-Young Ko ... Romi
Chang Jung Lim ... Whan
Hyeon-jin Sa Hyeon-jin Sa
Oh-seong Yu ... Tae Soo (as Ohsung Yoo)
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This movie follows the story of three friends in Korea, all three of whom drop out of school. The main character is Min, a tough guy whose widowed mother is a drunk. The story traces his journey from high school to the underworld as one of his friends introduces him to life in the mob. Complicating Min's life further is his romance with Romi, a girl from an upper-class family with dreams of going to a prestigious college. Written by Peter Kim

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

3 May 1997 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Beat See more »

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Romi: I don't pretend to be a good person like you. Everyone thinks about their own selves first.
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Beat has a message and should be seen.
30 December 2006 | by davynevesSee all my reviews

I found this movie engaging. It's one of those movies I could watch a few times

It's the story of Min and his friends Tae Soo, Whan and Romy.

Min and Tae Soo are best friends and their world consists of fun and violence.

Min's mother decides she wants Min to further his education and decides to have Min transferred to another school. In the new school Min meets Whan and in an unexpected way they become friends.

Romy is introduced to Min in another unexpected way and she becomes the love interest.

The movie follows their relationships and consequences of their choices.

I myself believe it is a story that is plausible and shows the pressures upon, and avenues available to, young people.

Beat has a message and should be seen.


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