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City of Fathers (부산)

부산 (Boo-san)

Directed by Park Ji-won-I (박지원)

Action Drama

101min | Release date in South Korea :

Alternative title : "Bu.San"
Gambling street thug Gang-su is always on the run from loan sharks. But when his young son Jong-chul is diagnosed with kidney cancer, he tries to be a real parent for the first time and seeks out Jong-chul's biological father, Tae-suk. Tae-suk, however, refuses to help.


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  • Yoo In-na comes back with innocent man and woman

    2012/10/15, Source,
    Actress Yoo In-na is leading her own movie for the first time in her life. According to the movie industry, Yoo In-na is currently adjusting the details of the deal. "Innocent Man and Woman". It is about a woman who experiences goodbye and a man who watches her. It is directed by Park Ji-won-I from "City of Fathers",...More
  • "Nameless Gangster" released in North America

    2012/03/28, Source,
    PREFACE "My reason for wanting to tell a story from the '80s is because I feel that the current societal climate is very similar. About 3 years ago I got a feeling that the era of my deceased father was suddenly coming back, an era in which everyone's good will is only reserved for their own survival and well being. But like my own father, I did not see these people as selfish fools, but sympathized with them. I wanted to portray these characters not as criminals who were on the wrong side of the law, but as people who tried their best to survive and thrive despite the conditions they were in. People innately follow the times they live in and those who ride it architect the next generation. The '80s in South Korea were an incredibly volatile decade in which a single person's decision could change the direction of an entire era. Following men who lived through that decade, I wanted to show that the eighties had more dramatic appeal than any other decade. I wanted to inquire whether it was the times that were changing the people, or if it was the people that were changing the times. Most of all, I hope that the audience can laugh and identify with these men who lived like kings in the face of loyalty, betrayal, and ambition".,...More
  • AT: City of Fathers, Planet B-boy
    2009/10/16, Source,
    Three men face their tragic destiny in "City of Fathers", a film about paternal love.
    In the midst of their chaotic lives, the three men meet each other once again, at a crossroads.
    Tae-seok is a street thug in Busan, who left every,...
  • [ChanMi's movie news] Yoo Seung-ho in "City of Fathers"

    2009/10/04, Source,
    Nation's younger brother Yoo Seung-ho's new film will not be for young teens. He is in the new film, "City of Fathers" ("Bu.San") which contains a lot of violence, crude language, and other images not fit for teens. Thus, this film is rated for ages above 18 only. This movie is about men of Pusan who have a violent life drawn with destiny and family love.,...More
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Sidus FHN (싸이더스FHN)
 David Cho (조성규)
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 So Joon-moon (소준문)
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Airing dates : 2009/10/15
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As of 2009.11.01 : 155,928 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.25 : 146,018 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.18 : 91,555 admissions (total)

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Despite its violence scenes , this movie is good!
2011-07-10 02:07:39
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