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Inside Men (2015)

Nae-bu-ja-deul (original title)
A former political henchman seeks out revenge for being dropped by a ruthless politician while a determined investigator tries to find proof of a connection between the two of them.

Director:

Min-ho Woo

Writers:

Min-ho Woo (screenplay), Tae-Ho Yoon (comic)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Byung-Hun Lee ... An Sang-gu
Seung-woo Cho ... Woo Jang-hoon
Yun-shik Baek ... Lee Gang-hee
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Jang Pil-woo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seong-woo Bae ... Park Jong-pal
Deok-jae Jo Deok-jae Jo
Jae-yoon Jo Jae-yoon Jo ... Bang
Woo-jin Jo ... Jo Sang-moo
Dae-Myung Kim ... Go (as Dae-myeong Kim)
Hong-pa Kim Hong-pa Kim ... Oh (as Hong-Fa Kim)
Jong-hak Son Jong-hak Son
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Lee Kang-hee is an editorialist of a influential newspaper in South Korea. With the power of the press, he makes the congressman Jang Pil-woo to one of the candidates of the next presidential election. That is the result of a secret deal between Lee and Ahn Sang-goo, a political henchman of Jang Pil-woo. But Ahn makes an almost fatal error, when he gets caught pocketing the record on the Jang's slush fund. The prosecutor Woo Jang-hoon is about to investigate and becomes absolutely determined, because the case would help him making big steps in his career. Ahn gets in real trouble, when he gets dropped by Jang and should have been killed, but is able to flee. Now a bitter war starts between one who is lusting for power, the one who wants vengeance and the one who is eager for success. Written by Anonymus

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

19 November 2015 (South Korea) See more »

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Movie was rereleased in South Korea on December 31, 2015 as "Inside Men: The Original." The rereleased version contains additional footage accounting for 50 more minutes (3 hour total runtime). See more »

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There is a directors cut version of 180 minutes (Inside Men: The Original), release on 31 December 2015 See more »

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This is not about the twist
16 March 2019 | by YujinHSee all my reviews

When this movie first came out, the majority of viewers criticized it for being over-the-top, hyperbolized. They assessed: politics has its ugly side, but this is too "B," too Tarantino-ish. Well years later, it turns out the movie was PG and reality was much, much worse. This movie became a weird criteria for Koreans to pit reality against and therein lies its merit.

It's true what some of the reviewers said. The subtitles don't do the script justice and some background knowledge about Korean culture helps. And honestly, if you like simple stories... go watch something else?


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