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The Thieves (2012)

Dodookdeul (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 25 July 2012 (South Korea)
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After a heist in South Korea, a gang of 5+1 fly to Hong Kong to look into a heist, in a Macau casino, of a $30M diamond, planned by someone unreliable. He brings in HK thieves as well. Can anyone be trusted?

Director:

Dong-hoon Choi (as Choi Dong Hoon)

Writers:

Dong-hoon Choi (screenplay) (as Choi Dong Hoon), Ki-cheol Lee (screenplay) (as Lee Ki Cheol) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoon-Seok Kim ... Macao Park (as Kim Yunseok)
Jung-jae Lee ... Popie (as Lee Jungjae)
Hye-su Kim ... Pepsee (as Kim Hyesoo)
Ji-hyun Jun ... Yenicall (as Gianna Jun)
Simon Yam ... Chen
Hae-sook Kim ... Chewingum (as Kim Haesook)
Dal-su Oh ... Andrew (as Oh Dalsoo)
Soo-Hyun Kim ... Zampano (as Kim Soohyun)
Derek Tsang ... Jonny
Jin-mo Joo Jin-mo Joo ... Chief Detective (as Joo Jinmo)
Guk-seo Ki Guk-seo Ki ... Wei Hong (as Kee Kookseo)
Duk-moon Choi Duk-moon Choi ... Casino Manager (as Choi Duckmoon)
Gook-hee Chae Gook-hee Chae ... Madame (as Chae Kukhee)
Soo-jung Ye Soo-jung Ye ... Tiffany (as Ye Sujeong)
Angelica Lee ... Julie (as Lee Sinje)
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Storyline

In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye's old partner Macau Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macau Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macau Park planned for each one of them. His plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, a genius safe-cracker and old flame of Macau Park, to settle the old score. The thieves' target is a $20 million diamond known as 'Tear of the Sun', kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day? Written by wikipedia

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Taglines:

All for the money. One for the revenge. Every man for himself.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Release Date:

25 July 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$136,993, 12 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$685,839

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,126,367
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jung Jae Lee and Gianna Jun starred together as the leads in Il Mare (2000), later remade into the Hollywood movie Lake House. See more »

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Referenced in Lupin the 3rd (2014) See more »

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A New favorite for my Asian imports section
30 November 2013 | by joeywyssSee all my reviews

The Asian cinema that has most impressed me is usually of the horror genre, but this one actually stood out as a regular action flick. You will see a distinct similarity to the Ocean's serial, but it competently makes its own mark with multiple subplots that work as well as an almost dizzying amount of twist and turns. The humor translates better than almost any other Asian film I've seen, which is probable because my copy was subtitles only, there was no English dubbing available. Even with the extended run-time, the pace is quick and crisp, with no plodding moments or stalls. It keeps moving all the way to the credits, a great popcorn movie.


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