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City of Fathers (부산)

부산 (Boo-san)

Directed by Park Ji-won-I (박지원)

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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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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "City of Fathers" + DVD Giveaway

    Kang-soo (played by Ko Chang-seok) used to have a decent job. Then he became kind of a hopeless screw-up. The catalyst for this was Jong-cheol (played by Yoo Seung-ho)- or more specifically the awkward circumstances regarding the poor teenager's birth. In the present day Jong-cheol tries, mostly ineffectively, to try and prevent Kang-soo from spiraling too hopelessly into oblivion but there's not that much to be done. Kang-soo is a fairly lousy parent, and he has to be brought down pretty low to finally do the right thing,...More
  • 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
  • [ChanMi's movie news] Yoo Seung-ho as a tough guy in "City of Fathers"

    2009/08/31, Source,
    Young teenage actor Yoo Seung-ho has changed 180 degrees into a different person! He is costarring with Kim Yeong-ho, Ko Chang-seok in the film "City of Fathers" that will be realeased this October. The film is about friends and love of the Busan men. This film is revolving around the three different lives that the Busan men life and their destinies. The gangster Kang-soo acted by Ko Chang-seok has never acted as a proper father. Jong-cheol acted by Yoo Seung-ho is the son whom the father tries t,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] "Running Turtle" movie about fathers

    2009/07/01, Source,
    After all the films about mothers, here are the films about our dear fathers! Starting with the documentary film, "Old Partner", "Running Turtle" has hit a high number of viewers for the last few days! It is about a small town sheriff on the chase for a criminal with all he's got to fulfill the promise for his daughter. It is about a father who gains pride being a father and husband as he chases this criminal.,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] Yoo Seung-ho returns in new film

    2009/04/09, Source,
    The nation's younger brother Yoo Seung-ho has matured into a tall and handsome young man. His height has reached 175cm and his voice has changed into a manly voice! Now, he is challenging himself for a masculine character through the new film. In the beginning of 2008, he has been in the film, "Unforgettable" where we saw his growth into a young man as well as a serious actor. We remember him as the little boy from the moving film "The Way Home" but now his cuteness has disappeared but his masculine features have appeared more obviously.,...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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