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Bad Guy (2001)

Nabbeun namja (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 11 February 2005 (USA)
One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags".

Director:

Ki-duk Kim

Writer:

Ki-duk Kim

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jae-Hyun Cho ... Han-ki (as Jae-hyeon Jo)
Won Seo Won Seo ... Sun-hwa
Yun-tae Kim Yun-tae Kim ... Yun-tae
Duk-moon Choi Duk-moon Choi ... Myeong-su (as Duek-mun Choi)
Yoon-young Choi Yoon-young Choi ... Hyun-ja
Yoo-jin Shin Yoo-jin Shin ... Min-jung
Jeong-yeong Kim Jeong-yeong Kim ... Eun-hye (as Jung-young Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min Namkoong ... Hyun-su (as Gung-Min Nam)
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Storyline

In busy downtown Seoul, a thuggish young man notices a fresh-faced college student who sits on a bench. He stares then sits next to her. She looks at him as if he's vermin, rises and walks to another bench. He sits staring. Her boyfriend arrives, she points to the stranger, the boyfriend shrugs and puts his arm around her to walk away. The stranger starts to leave as well, turns, goes to them, takes her face firmly in his hands and kisses her long and hard. The boyfriend tries unsuccessfully to break them apart, then soldiers beat the stranger. She demands an apology. He is silent. She slaps him and spits on him. They leave. The next day, he sets out to ruin her. How can this end? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trapped in a world of pleasure and pain ...

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Guy See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »

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1.85 : 1
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A very different movie on love and related emotions
28 March 2010 | by rhitwickSee all my reviews

Another gem from Kim-Ki-Duk, very complex movie in terms of concept and screenplay. Even hard to digest, what is right, what is wrong...lines are blurred.

You'd like to hate the character of Han-Ki very much but you'll be forced to like him. Evoked a mixture of emotions in me...its brutal in its sense, sensual in its sense...a totally different grammar for emotions...

Once again, Kim-Ki-Duk beautifully used silence in the movie and the main character (as usual??) is silent for major part of the movie. This is not everyone's cup-of-tea, so beware if you are thinking of watching it...you may find it bad


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