An ordinary businessman in his forties, Jang Ga Pil returns home one day to find his daughter attacked by teenage hoodlums, including school boxing star Kang Tae Wook. Realizing that he has no background and money to fight back, he plans to stab Kang on the way to school. This fails miserably, but another student named Go Seung Suk agrees to teach Ga Pil to fight - in only 45 days.
Cast & Credits
The acting is fabulous. Lee Jun Ki is wonderful, as always. I haven't seen much of his work, but oh boy is that gonna change. Lee Jun Ki brings the right amount of toughness and vulnerability to his character, making it so that you can't help but sympathize with him.
As for the other major player in this movie, Lee Mun Shik is also fantastic. His ability to portray the emotion and pain that he's going through in this movie is incredible. His transformation throughout this movie is quite moving as well.
The writing is fantastic, pacing is very well handled, and all in all this movie is definitely worth watching over and over and over again. I will say though, be ready for the ending, because this is one of the few Asian movies I've ever seen with a happy ending, and I cried anyway.