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The Show Must Go On (2007)

Uahan segye (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 5 April 2007 (South Korea)
A light hearted action noir about a part time gangster who tries to be a full time daddy and wants to live a peaceful life with his family despite of being in trouble almost all the time, due to his profession.

Director:

Jae-rim Han
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Kang In-goo
Dal-su Oh ... Hyun-soo
Il-hwa Choi Il-hwa Choi
Je-mun Yun ... Noh
Ji-yeong Park Ji-yeong Park ... Mi-ryung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jong-ryol Choi Jong-ryol Choi
In-gi Jeong
Moon-ee Jo Moon-ee Jo
Kyeong-ik Kim Kyeong-ik Kim
So-eun Kim
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon
Dae-yeon Lee Dae-yeon Lee
Jeong-se Oh Jeong-se Oh
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Storyline

In-gu is a full-time gangster aspiring to be a full-time husband and dad. Shunned by his daughter and wife, his only goal is to live a quiet life with his family out in the country. But problems brews at work, where a sinister underling schemes to take him out. (Korean with English subtitles). Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Part-time Gangster. Full-time Daddy.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

5 April 2007 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Elegant World See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lucy Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film won Best Film and Best Actor for Song Kang-ho at the 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2007. See more »

Quotes

Kang In-goo: Look, Sang-jin, I've had enough, man. You can't ask for anything. You didn't do a thing. I sold fruit for four years, man. Let's just drop it.
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The title card is revealed after the rest of the opening credits. See more »

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Written by 'Yoko Kanno'
Performed by 'Yoko Kanno'
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The Show Must Go On is a poignant movie about a gangsters' struggle in life
8 July 2007 | by magnadoodle666See all my reviews

I saw Wooahan Segye, or The Show must Go On, at the Montreal Fantasia Film Festival and I was impressed by this out of the ordinary gangster movie. The film is about a father's struggle to provide his family with a decent lifestyle and a good education. It doesn't overly idealize gangster's life and grimly reminds you that death could be at every corner. Yet, it also empathizes with this gangster's plight and portrays him as an ordinary father trying to make his family happy.

Wooahan Segye totally succeeded in drawing me emotionally. It also packs its fair share of violence and action scenes that should please adrenaline tuned moviegoers. There are also a few good jokes thrown in and overall the movie manages to find a good balance between more lighthearted action and a serious message about a father's hardships. The audience's spontaneous round of applause as the credits rolled comforted me in my appreciation of this movie.


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