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New World (2013)

Sinsegye (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 21 February 2013 (South Korea)
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An undercover cop finds it difficult to play both a cop and a goon.

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Hoon-jung Park

Writer:

Hoon-jung Park (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jung-jae Lee ... Lee Ja-sung
Min-sik Choi ... Section Chief Kang
Jung-min Hwang ... Jung Chung
Sung-woong Park ... Lee Joong-gu
Ji-Hyo Song ... Shin-woo (as Song Ji-hyo)
Yoon-Seong Kim Yoon-Seong Kim ... Suk-mu (as Yoon-sung Kim)
Kwang-hoon Na Kwang-hoon Na ... Yang Moon-suk
Seo-yeon Park Seo-yeon Park ... Joo-kyung
Il-hwa Choi Il-hwa Choi ... Director Jang
Jin-mo Joo Jin-mo Joo ... Police Commissioner Ko
Gwang Jang Gwang Jang ... Director Yang
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon ... Director Park
Hong-pa Kim Hong-pa Kim ... Director Kim
Seung-bu Lee Seung-bu Lee ... Director 1
Byeong-ok Kim ... Yanbian Hobo 1
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Storyline

As Korea's biggest crime organization 'Goldmoon' expands its powers, Kang, the head of police investigation planning department, orders the undercover cop Ja-Seoung to participate in project "New World", that will take down 'Goldmoon'. Ja-seong must choose either to follow Kang's orders as a cop or to keep his loyalty with Jeong Cheong, the under-boss of the 'Goldmoon' crime organization. Written by Bin

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Trust No One

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 February 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

New World See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$129,954, 22 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$457,806, 22 March 2013
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Sanai Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filming take place in Daejeon, Cheongju, Busan, Wanju, Incheon, Gimje, Gunsan, Anshan & Paju. See more »

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Remade as New World See more »

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The Departed meets Godfather with a good dose of swagger.
7 March 2013 | by azn_amarilloSee all my reviews

Korean cinema has matured immensely over the past decade and 2013 has already seen The Berlin File which I believe would show quite well overseas. New World is perhaps a more domestically oriented movie that would be enjoyed more by those who understand Korean culture, however the casual movie-goer will definitely not be let down.

Take The Departed (Infernal Affairs) and Godfather, mix it in a blender, add a dash of Korean gangster and you've got a slick thriller that offers a bit of the brutal violence Korean cinema is known for as well as some humor. While not as polished as the Berlin File, it's arguably a better movie when it comes to plot.

All in all, it looks like a great start to the year for Korean movies.


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