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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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  • [PIFF] Interview - Director Kim Jee-woon (Part 2)

    2010/10/22, Source,
    Director Kim Jee-woon [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] 10: Then what were Soo-hyun's tears in the end about? Pity for himself for having become the devil? Kim Jee-woon: Probably several things. The pleasure over having completed his revenge as well as a sense of shame and self-destructedness from thoughts like 'Why did I become this? Why did such a life have to come upon me?' The tears could have come from pity or the emptiness that comes from the end of a tough revenge. 10: Opposite from the dejected feeling that such revenge gave, your unique sense of humor in particular stood out in “I Saw the Devil.” To the extent that it seems foreign. For example, when Gyeong-cheol runs into soldiers or only the handle of the door gets pulled out when Tae-joo tries to pull out the awl that's stuck in his hand. Your sense of humor is displayed in the movie to the extent that one could call you stubborn. (laugh) Kim Jee-woon:,...More
  • [PIFF] Interview - 2AM member Im Seulong

    2010/10/12, Source,
    Im Seulong [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] While members of boy band 2AM have slowly expanded on the realm of music they do, away from their group -- Jo Kwon sung a duet with Brown Eyed Girls member Ga-in (Son Ga-in) on MBC's make-believe reality show "We Got Married" and Changmin formed a project duo named Homme with 8eight's Lee Hyeon -- Im Seulong's choice was to take on acting which he "had high aspirations for since becoming a celebrity". And within time span of less than a year, he has quite quickly taken on three roles starting with MBC TV series "Personal Taste" where he plays Tae-hoon who clings onto the woman he has a crush on, then "Best Theatre - Lunch Box" an MBC Sunday drama series whose title is translates into 'lunchbox', and movie "Acoustic",...More
  • Magnolia's Magnet picks up "I Saw the Devil"

    2010/09/17, Source,
    A scene from film "I Saw the Devil" [Showbox] Magnet Releasing, Magnolia Pictures' genre film label, has bought the North American rights to Korean director Kim Jee-woon's thriller "I Saw the Devil", the film's distributor Showbox announced on Friday,...More
  • "I Saw the Devil" to compete at San Sebastian film fest

    2010/08/24, Source,
    Movie poster of thriller "I Saw the Devil" [Showbox] Korean thriller "I Saw the Devil" has been invited to compete under the Official Selection category at the 58th Edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival next month, according to official website of the fest on Tuesday. "I Saw the Devil", helmed by famed Korean director Kim Jee-woon, will be competing against 16 other movies by internationally recognized directors for the Golden Shell and Silver Shell awards at the fest to be held at San Sebastian, Spain from September 17 to 25,...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
 Ryoo Seong-hee (류성희)
 Art director
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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