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A Bittersweet Life (달콤한 인생)

달콤한 인생 (Dal-kom-han In-saeng)

Directed by Kim Jee-woon (김지운)

Screenplay by

Action Film noir

120min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Seon-woo is a decisive, cold, capable hotel manager. He is the right-hand man to Boss Kang in a world where there are only commands and obedience. Suspicious that his girlfriend, Hee-soo, has another man, Boss Kang orders Seon-woo to investigate and, if it's true, deal with it. After three days, Seon-woo catches Hee-soo with another man and attacks them. But for reasons he can't understand, he lets them go. Before he can figure out why, he is brutally attacked by the gang and nearly killed. Now Seon-woo finds himself in a war. His momentary compassion for Hee-soo is no longer what is driving him. Step by step he gets closer to Boss Kang...

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A Bittersweet Life | Cast

  • Lee Byung-hun (이병헌)
    Lee Byung-hun (이병헌)
    Seon-woo (선우)
  • Kim Young-cheol (김영철)
    Kim Young-cheol (김영철)
    Boss Kang (강 사장)
  • Sin Min-ah (신민아)
    Sin Min-ah (신민아)
    Hee-soo (희수)
  • Kim Roi-ha (김뢰하)
    Kim Roi-ha (김뢰하)
    Moon-seok (문석)
  • Lee Ki-young (이기영)
    Lee Ki-young (이기영)
    Oh Moo-seong (오무성)
  • Oh Dal-soo (오달수)
    Oh Dal-soo (오달수)
    Myeong-goo (명구)
  • Kim Hae-gon (김해곤)
    Kim Hae-gon (김해곤)
    Tae-woong (태웅)
  • Kim Han (김한)
    Kim Han (김한)
    Se-yoon (세윤)
  • Jin Goo (진구)
    Jin Goo (진구)
    Min-gi (민기)
  •  
    Lee Hang-soo (이항수)
    Chairman Won (원 회장)
  • Oh Kwang-rok (오광록)
    Oh Kwang-rok (오광록)
  • Jeon Gook-hwan (전국환)
    Jeon Gook-hwan (전국환)
    Chairman Baek (백 회장)
  • Lee Seung-ho (이승호)
    Lee Seung-ho (이승호)
    Boss Park (박 사장)
  •  
    ()
    Kyeong-pyo (경표)
  •  
    Vadim (바딤)
    Mikhail (미하일)
  • Kim Seong-oh (김성오)
    Kim Seong-oh (김성오)
    Oh Moo-seong's subordinate (오무성 수하)
  • Lee Han-sol (이한솔)
    Lee Han-sol (이한솔)
    Oh Moo-seong's subordinate (오무성 수하)
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    Sonny (쏘니)
    Filipino gang (필리핀 갱)
  •  
    Gilbert (길버트)
    Filipino gang (필리핀 갱)
  •  
    Nico (니코)
    Filipino gang (필리핀 갱)
  • Kim Soo-nam (김수남)
    Kim Soo-nam (김수남)
    Shoulder bag (백어깨)
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    Kang Yeong-goo (강영구)
    Shoulder bag (백어깨)
  •  
    Heo Myeong-haeng (허명행)
    Shoulder bag (백어깨)
  •  
    Jeong Goo-jin (정구진)
    Shoulder bag (백어깨)
  •  
    Wang Deok-sang (왕덕상)
    Shoulder bag (백어깨)
  • Park Seong-gyoon-I (박성균)
    Park Seong-gyoon-I (박성균)
    Shoulder bag (백어깨)
  • Oh Yu-jin (오유진)
    Oh Yu-jin (오유진)
    Korean restaurant female employee (한식집 여종업원)
  •  
    Jang Jae-yong (장재용)
    Recording studio engineer (녹음실 엔지니어)
  •  
    Lee Ahn-gyoo (이안규)
    Recording studio senior (녹음실 선배)
  •  
    Jeon Na-hyeon (전나현)
    So-yeong (소영)
  • Park Gene-woo (박진우)
    Park Gene-woo (박진우)
    Cheol-moon (철문)
  • Woo Sang-jeon (우상전)
    Woo Sang-jeon (우상전)
    Boss Song (송 사장)
  •  
    Jeong Mi-hye (정미혜)
    Oh Moo-seong middle aged woman (오무성 아줌마)
  •  
    Jeong Gye-soon (정계순)
    Grandmother (할머니)
  • Jeong Yu-mi (정유미)
    Jeong Yu-mi (정유미)
    Mi-ae (미애)
  •  
    Choi Si-yeon (최시연)
    Boss Kang's wife (강 사장 부인)
  •  
    Lee Jae-ook (이재욱)
    Taxi driver (택시기사)
  •  
    Ahn Jang-hyeok (안장혁)
    Passage subordinate (통로 수하)
  •  
    Hwang Dong-seok (황동석)
    Passage subordinate (통로 수하)
  •  
    Kim Pan-seon (김판선)
    Meeting room subordinate (회의실 수하)
  • Jeong Won-kyeong (정원경)
    Jeong Won-kyeong (정원경)
    Pit shoulder (구덩이 어깨)
  •  
    Choi Chang-gyoon (최창균)
    Boss Kang's assistant (강사장 비서)
  •  
    Jo Seon-haeng (조선행)
    Boss Kang's driver (강사장 기사)
  •  
    Kim In-oh (김인오)
    Night club employee (나이트 종업원)
  •  
    Seo Jeong-hee (서정희)
    Lounge manager (라운지 매니저)
  •  
    Kim Hyo-hyeon (김효현)
    Bartender (바텐더)
  •  
    Choi Hyo-hyeon (최효현)
    Bartender (바텐더)
  •  
    Song Sang-ook (송상욱)
    Lounge male employee (라운지 남종업원)
  • Kwak Min-ho (곽민호)
    Kwak Min-ho (곽민호)
    Lounge male employee (라운지 남종업원)
  •  
    Kim Hee-jin (김희진)
    Lounge female employee (라운지 여종업원)
  •  
    Kim Byeong-gook (김병국)
    Lounge new manager (라운지 새 지배인)
  •  
    Hong Eun-mi (홍은미)
    Lounge guest (라운지 손님)
  •  
    Kim Jae-ok (김재옥)
    Lounge guest (라운지 손님)
  •  
    Ryoo Chang-hoon (류창훈)
    Recording studio engineer assistant (녹음실 엔지니어 보조)
  •  
    Park Jong-min (박종민)
    Recording studio male employee (녹음실 남직원)
  •  
    Lee Kyeong-won (이경원)
    Recording studio female employee (녹음실 여직원)
  •  
    Kim Ji-hoon-II (김지훈)
    Piano
  •  
    Yoo Joo-hyeon (유주현)
    Violin
  •  
    Lee Ji-hee (이지희)
    Violin
  •  
    Song Jae-ha (송재하)
    Viola
  •  
    Kang Min-hee (강민희)
    Double bass
  •  
    Kwon Ye-ji (권예지)
    Hongdae club guest (홍대클럽 손님)
  •  
    Park So-jeong (박소정)
    Hongdae club guest (홍대클럽 손님)
  •  
    Jo Jeong-hee (조정희)
    Night club DJ (나이트 DJ)
  •  
    Kwon Chae-yeong (권채영)
    Room miss (룸 아가씨)
  •  
    Jeon Hye-min (전혜민)
    Room miss (룸 아가씨)
  •  
    Kim Eun-ji (김은지)
    Room miss (룸 아가씨)
  •  
    Kim Il-han (김일한)
    Waiting room prayer (대기실 기도)
  •  
    Kim Tae-hee (김태희)
    Waiting room prayer (대기실 기도)
  •  
    Jo Seung-ryong (조승룡)
    Waiting room prayer (대기실 기도)
  •  
    Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  • Seo ji-oh (서지오)
    Seo ji-oh (서지오)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Jeong-chang (정창)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Choi Joon-beom (최준범)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Park Seong-gyoo (박성규)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Ji Joong-hyeon (지중현)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Son Jeong-min (손정민)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  • Baek Dong-hyeon (백동현)
    Baek Dong-hyeon (백동현)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Song Min-seok (송민석)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    No Nam-seok (노남석)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Yang Kang-yeon (양강연)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Jeong Myeong-gyoo (정명규)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Yoon Jeong-seop (윤정섭)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Jeong Yoon-heon (정윤헌)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Kim Dae-yong (김대용)
    Moon-seok's subordinate (문석 수하)
  •  
    Yoon Jin-yool (윤진율)
    Leg car (다리 카폭)
  •  
    Jang Han-seung (장한승)
    Leg car (다리 카폭)
  •  
    Seo Joon-ha (서준하)
    Leg car (다리 카폭)
  • Ha Yong-jin (하용진)
    Ha Yong-jin (하용진)
    Uncredited
  • Kim Jee-woon (김지운)
    Kim Jee-woon (김지운)
    Uncredited, introduction Lee Bying-hun hand stand-in (도입부 이병헌 손 대역)
  • Hwang Jeong-min (황정민)
    Hwang Jeong-min (황정민)
    Boss Baek - Special appearance (백 사장)
  • Eric Moon (에릭)
    Eric Moon (에릭)
    Tae-goo - Special appearance (태구)

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 Produced by
 Oh Jeong-wan (오정완)
Production
bom film productions (영화사 봄)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Choi Hyeong-ryeol (최형렬)
 Production department
 Kim Min-suk (김민석)
 Production department
 Lee So-yeong (이소영)
 Assistant director
 Ryoo Seong-hee (류성희)
 Art director
 Jeong Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Martial arts director
 Yoon Joo-hwan (윤주환)
 Cinematographer B team
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Car stunts
Technics
120 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
www.bitter-sweet.co....
Videos
Trailer
Interview
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2005/04/01
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2005.05.01 : 1,291,621 admissions (total)
As of 2005.04.24 : 1,232,457 admissions (total)
As of 2005.04.17 : 1,094,492 admissions (total)
As of 2005.04.10 : 900,101 admissions (total)
As of 2005.04.03 : 392,000 admissions (total)

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Bittersweet Life by blanca

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his is a good movie although it's quite violent! I guess I got accustomed to seeing wholesome K-dramas lately! LBH is a great actor & I started following his projects from then on!

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ey this has it all revenge, beautiful women to die for, revenge, snappy zappo gun battles, revenge.

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A little too violent and brutal, shocking.
2010-06-29 10:40:22
2010-01-02 05:33:45
Wow! A very sadistic yet interesting movie. Well, Lee Byeong Heon plays totally great. I the scene he comes out from the mud. Brilliant! And yeah, it has a tragical ending.
This movie is god but sad ending :S
2008-10-16 08:07:00
2007-09-26 21:22:04
First time I've seen a Lee Byeong Heon movie & he's great in this movie! From then on I wanted to follow other films/dramas he's been & I've seen Once in a Summer which he once again showed his great performance! More power to
great in every technical aspect including lee byung-hun. are you sure this isn't a remake of Le Samourai? :)
2007-06-28 19:30:34
2007-05-13 05:27:46
Great movie but sad ending. Awesome performance by LBY...BRAVO!!!
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