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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 :

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  • 'Theater makes me feel alive'

    2011/02/01, Source,
    Actor Oh Dal-soo is set to return to his theater roots in the original "Sunset, Moon Dance" this month in Daehangno, central Seoul. / Courtesy of Eda Entertainment Oh Dal-soo to portray fatherhood in return to roots By Chung Ah-young When actor Oh Dal-soo played a private jail owner who detains the male protagonist in Park Chan-wook's "Old Boy", he left his impression on one of the film's most memorable scenes,...More
  • Actor Oh Dal-soo to return to stage

    2011/01/18, Source,
    The play "Sunset, Moon Dance" will star actor Oh Dal-soo. / Courtesy of Eda Entertainment By Chung Ah-young Often called a scene stealer in his major hit films, actor Oh Dal-soo is returning to the stage,...More
  • Singer Eric to hold fan meeting in Japan this weekend

    2010/12/15, Source,
    Singer and actor Eric Moon (Mun Chong-hyok) [Top Class Entertainment] Singer and actor Eric Moon will hold fan meetings in Japan this weekend, according to his agency Top Class Entertainment on Tuesday. Top Class Entertainment announced through press release yesterday that Eric Moon from six-member boy band Shinhwa will hold fan meetings in Tokyo and Osaka on December 18 and 19, respectively,...More
  • Hwang Jeong-min's Music Picks

    2010/11/10, Source,
    Actor Hwang Jeong-min [10 Asia] If you asked what actor Hwang Jeong-min's biggest concern is, he would answer: “I want to be able to act better". This may be an incomprehendable to some actors whose acting need some real improvement, the ones who have issues such as not even able to pronounce their lines properly. After all, this was the man who appeared as the charismatic boss of a gang in the film “A Bittersweet Life" (2005), the same guy who won rich praise from critics and viewers with his acting in film “You are my Sunshine" (2005) which he literally put his soul and might into. And that is how he came to say the famous line “I merely laid a spoon on the table. [He credited his win as best actor for his role in 'You are my Sunshine' to the film's director and crew.])” at the Daejong Film Awards -- yet that very man is worried about his acting right now,...More
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 Produced by
 Oh Jeong-wan (오정완)
bom film productions (영화사 봄)
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Lee So-yeong (이소영)
 Assistant director
 Kim Min-suk (김민석)
 Production department
 Jeong Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Stunt/martial arts department
120 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Release date in South Korea : 2005/04/01
South Korean Box Office
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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

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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Zippy!!!! by brooks

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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