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Cruel Winter Blues (2006)

Yeolhyeol-nama (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 9 November 2006 (South Korea)
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A small-time crook, Jae-moon goes after the man who killed his mentor a few years earlier. Jae-moon meets Chi-gook, a retired taekwondo practitioner who becomes his partner and goes to the ... See full summary »

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Jeong-beom Lee

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Jeong-beom Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyung-gu Sol ... Jae-moon Shim
Han Sun Jo ... Chi-gook Moon (as Han-seon Jo)
Moon-hee Na ... Jeom-shim Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woo-Sung Choi Woo-Sung Choi ... Big Game 4
Hie-bong Jo Hie-bong Jo ... Village Representative
Sang-sik Kim Sang-sik Kim
Tae-han Kim Tae-han Kim ... (as Jun-bae Kim)
Seong-deok Kwon Seong-deok Kwon
Min-Seok Oh Min-Seok Oh
Yong Oh Yong Oh ... Sang-geun Park
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Min-jae Lee (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
Yi-yeong Shim Yi-yeong Shim ... Mi-ryeong Cho
Je-mun Yun ... Dae-sik Min
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A small-time crook, Jae-moon goes after the man who killed his mentor a few years earlier. Jae-moon meets Chi-gook, a retired taekwondo practitioner who becomes his partner and goes to the killer Dae-sik's hometown. Chi-gook and Jae-moon devise a plan to kill Dae-sik, but as the day of reckoning approaches, Jae-moon meets Dae-sik's mother, Jeom-sim, who reminds him of his hometown. As he sees Jeon-sim worrying over her son, he can't proceed to kill him. However, the encounter of Dae-sik and Jae-moon takes places on the village's field day. Written by Ajit Tiwari

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

9 November 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel Winter Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Dolby Digital

Color:

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1.85 : 1
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Not a Typical Gangster flick
26 October 2009 | by Chaosmetal69See all my reviews

First off don't watch this if you're expecting a high action gangster movie with a fast pace.

It's more of a drama with little bits of action in it. But still a touching movie with very strong character development. You start to grow an attachment to some of the characters in it because it is very well done in that sense. It is worth seeing for that reason alone. Not to mention it also has some funny scenes as well.

The only thing it really lacked was an original plot. It has been done before but I still quite liked the movie although nothing spectacular.

I like Korean gangster movies because they are more emotionally involving and this one was for sure so check it out just don't get it expecting lots of action, blood etc but also don't fret because there is some in it.

7/10


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