Friend 2

Friend 2 (2013)

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The original story is about four friends who grew up together from high school. Two of the friends, Dong Su and Lee Jeong Suk, find different paths in life and become rivals. The sequel will be a continuation of the story. Sung Hoon, the son of Dong Su (not in the sequel), meets Jeong Suk in prison and is involved in a series of incidents.

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    Friend: The Great Legacy; Chingoo 2; Chingu 2; Friend, The Great Legacy;

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Apr 12, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
A film that is so my cup of tea, I want to write a 'Thank you' letter to the writers, directors, editors and Kim WooBin, who was the reason I actually payed attention to this and decided top watch it.
Speaking of Kim WooBin, I would like to start of with a few sentences to praise his acting here. The director of the movie praised him in an interview about his acting read more skills and how he worked in action scenes, and I would like to praise him on that as well. A role like this - tough gangster - fits him better than a forever-stuck-in-high-school ones and I am now looking forward to his next movie, in which he will be as bad ass as in this one.
Continuing about the cast - PERFECT! Even minor characters were executed perfectly and extremely believably and really made me believe in what they were doing.
As for the plot, as in what they were doing, I have not seen Friend 1 yet, but I will see it very soon, and even though I didn't know the full back story, the flashbacks and back-stories helped perfectly, drawing the full picture. The plot was not messed up with billion parallel stories and was easy to follow, if one paid attention. Plus, the story-line made me think of several rather philosophical issues.
Might seem odd, that a movie about Korean gangsters can do that, but it made me think about a lot of things. When friendship and loyalty is pushed a side to gain power and money; when a line can be drawn in mad run for the previously mentioned; what is family - blood related one's, or those who run. starve and fight with you - these were the questions I thought about and couldn't come up with an answer, as that's how philosophy works.
Maybe if YOU, will watch it, you will find the answers of these questions or ask your own, but, indeed, this movie can not leave you indifferent.
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    ShiroFlower May 24, 2016 - edited

    Do I have to watch the first movie to understand Friend 2 ?

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      Fluff Jun 28, 2016

      Yes, there are parts of the sequel that won't 100% make sense if you don't watch the first one.

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      ShiroFlower Jul 17, 2016

      Thank you for your answer :)

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    Syranus Mar 5, 2016

    Oops! I hate gangster shows so dropped it! Bye bye! Tee hee :-D

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    jumpstar Apr 5, 2015

    It's confusing with all the flashbacks.. also It wasn't that good at all. The acting was the only thing I can give 10/10! Overall is a 5 imo I expected more from this movie ;;

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    Hi, I've been wanting to watch this movie. Can someone give me the link? :(

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    fadetoblack Nov 8, 2014

    is it good? i didn't even like the 1st friend movie lol

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    Raza Aug 2, 2014

    Jin Mo Joo was totally wasted in this movie!

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    Raincat May 26, 2014

    I recommend watch first Friend (2001) and right after that this one...impact is better and you can feel underflows of second movie clearer. They are tied so tightly.
    Acting in both is good and directing is brilliant. You can see changes of time and in people and what despite that is sitll same.

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    Finito Apr 19, 2014

    pretty pathetic movie

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    Bamn Apr 9, 2014

    English subs is now out! :)

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      sam30317 Apr 12, 2014

      Can u tell me where u saw it? I cant remember for the life of me where i saw it subbed

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      Bamn Apr 12, 2014

      I have the softsub but you can watch it at

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      sam30317 Apr 12, 2014

      Thanks. I tried searching that site, but no results showed. Could u give me the link?

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      sam30317 Apr 12, 2014

      ahhh, thats why i couldnt find it

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    13elieveInSapphire Mar 6, 2014

    is it best to watch the first one before the second? are they related?

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      washburn Mar 15, 2014

      I haven't seen this one yet, but I recommend the first one anyway, it's worth watching :) and yes, they are related.

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    suzurancrow Feb 17, 2014

    Has it been subbed yet? I'm dying to watch it, hopefully it'll be out soon >_<

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    zuo Feb 4, 2014

    where can i watch this ?

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      zuo Feb 7, 2014

      thank you ^^

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      Sasu Feb 7, 2014

      You're welcome! :D

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      Sasu Apr 11, 2014


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    YoungSoonGi Jan 30, 2014

    When ever this appears somewhere with English Subtitles, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE with WooBin on top, send the link to me <3

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    makomori Jan 26, 2014

    does anyone who speaks korean want to watch this with me?? haha i'm too impatient for subtitles :p

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    shintanihoshi Jan 21, 2014

    where to watch it with eng subs?


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Nov 14, 2013
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 4 min.


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    7.4 (scored by 782 users)
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