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Asking his father who is imprisoned in jail for money, threatening a friend who became a murderer by mistake, stealing money from his friends, Ku Dong Hyuk is the worst scumbag you can ever imagine. Living a low-life existence like a street dog, one day, Dong Hyuk gets kidnapped by a mysterious gang. Held captive for no reason, Dong Huk is repeatedly trained by the gang in a secret and inhumane way. Dong Hyuk tries to escape but fails, which makes the training more harsh and cruel than before. After finishing all the training, the gang orders Dong Hyuk to become a police detective as their secret connection. Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Português (Brasil)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2005
  • Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 177 users)
  • Ranked: #53446
  • Popularity: #12184
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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5 people found this review helpful
Jun 28, 2015
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Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Really terrific movie. Filled with dark humor and even darker life lessons, it melds the unquestionable illegality of the criminal with the questionable legality of the cop. Beautifully acted by Kim Rae-won who has the ability to 'become' the character in whatever role he assumes with an ease and smoothness unmatched by most actors out there, imo. He is why I watched the movie, but the plot was more than just entertaining and is what kept me watching. It moves quite rapidly and I found the story of Dong-hyuk to be engrossing not because of the violence and action that usually draws me to these types of movies, but because, as is so typical with especially Korean film, the story had its deeper lessons to teach. In the small parameter of what could be expected from a deeply flawed character such as Dong-hyuk we get to see growth and development from a deeply flawed and lost hoodlum, to a still flawed but purposeful cop. No perfect fairytale ending, but it is its own 'success' story despite that.

Don't remember the music (I watched this a year ago).
I definitely want to watch it again one day, given TIME! This is the kind of movie that tells you more about the characters and the story as you pay more attention. And, I love KRW.

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DLSEUL
3 people found this review helpful
Apr 20, 2014
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Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Mr. Socrates could have been a better film but it still manages to leave its mark in my memory. I enjoyed it, I wish some of the scenes were more dramatic than comical which could have made this film even better. The main actor does a good job in character development, he makes it seem simple to do. He is backed up by some talented supporting actors as well.
If you want a film that teaches you something but is enjoyable watch this film.
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  • Movie: Mr. Socrates
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2005
  • Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 177 users)
  • Ranked: #53446
  • Popularity: #12184
  • Watchers: 483

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