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Gangland boss Kang suspects his girlfriend of being unfaithful and sends his trusted right-hand man Sun Woo, to sort out the problem. In an uncharacteristic moment of weakness, Sun Woo falls for Hee Su, taken in by her grace and humanity. When Sun Woo finally catches Huei-Su with her lover, he finds himself unable to kill her and allows her to flee. This infuriates Kang and orders his thugs to savagely beat him and leave him for dead. However, they do not finish the job, and when Sun Woo eventually revives himself, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind. Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 1, 2005
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 966 users)
  • Ranked: #2948
  • Popularity: #1523
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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12 people found this review helpful
Mar 5, 2013
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Overall 10
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Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I really can't see why no one has written a review of this movie!
I'm not very good with reviews but I thought I had to write one anyway 'cause this is the best movie I have ever seen!

Watched this movie 'cause it is directed by Kim Jewoon and I have always liked his movies.

The story might not be original, but who get's tired of revenge stories?
Really, who does?
For you who likes great action scenes, amazing fighting and bloody tourture scenes mixed with beautiful soundtracks, this is really something for you!

The acting is superb, with two of the best actors I know of. Lee Byung Hun and Kim Yeong Cheol. (Some of you might know the two of them from the IRIS Drama where they have a similar relationship.) They do not act, they ARE their characters in my point of view. That is how good their acting is.

The music is great and really thought trough. Not just some b-class composers work.

I have rewatched this movie four times now and it is still my favorite!

So all in all, it's a huge piece of fantastic art!

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6 people found this review helpful
Apr 26, 2013
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
this movie is a mixture of all these american action movies with a korean feeling. theres bits and pieces of reservoir dogs, bourne identity and die hard. my byung hun was made to do action, its the only thing av seen him doing and hes soo good its natural. my favorite revenge scene was the car chase part that was just awsome i was like clapping my hands. there wasnt much screen time for shin min ah and eric but they did great playing their parts. the very last bit was unnecessary but more byung hun time never hurts.
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  • Movie: A Bittersweet Life
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Apr 1, 2005
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 966 users)
  • Ranked: #2948
  • Popularity: #1523
  • Watchers: 2,626

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