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Duelist (형사)

형사 (Hyeong-sa)

Directed by Lee Myeong-se (이명세)

Screenplay by ,

Action

111min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Once upon a time in Korea, the Minister of Defense, SONG Pil-joon, gets rid of his political opponents and assumes complete control of the armed forces. Also Song goes on to stamp counterfeit money. Detective Nam-soon goes forthrightly undercover with her partner Detective Ahn to investigate the counterfeit money. She discovers that one loyal henchman, Sad Eyes, a beautiful swordsman with a pale, blank face, is covering up Minister Song’s tracks. Nam-soon and Sad Eyes confront each other in a series of duels - tirelessly chasing, being pursued and dodging each other. Inevitably, they fall in love. Each struggles to reconcile the desperate conflict between love and obligation to duty, as they square off to meet their fate in one last duel.

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Distribution
Korea Pictures (Korea Pictures)
Staff
 Kim Jeong-gon (김정곤)
 Assistant director
 Kang Dae-gyoo (강대규)
 Directing department
 Lee Sang-cheol (이상철)
 Directing department
 Hwang Ki-seok (황기석)
 Cinematographer
 Jo Seong-woo (조성우)
 Musician
 Ko Im-pyo (고임표)
 Editor
 Jo Geun-hyeon (조근현)
 Art director
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
 Lee Sang-cheol (이상철)
 Storyboard
 So Jae-yeong (소재영)
 Making of
Technics
111 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
www.duelist2005.co.k...
Videos
Trailer
On the set video
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Release date in South Korea : 2005/09/08
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2015.08.02 : 922 449  admissions (total)
As of 2005.09.25 : 820,849 admissions (total)
As of 2005.09.18 : 686,025 admissions (total)
As of 2005.09.11 : 462,953 admissions (total)

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Awesome!
2010-08-03 15:27:59
2009-05-23 15:41:49
i just recently watched this movie out of curiosity, and to my amazement it is good. and the sword fight between the lead actors are commendable enough.
omg kang dong won is SUCH a hottie in this movie.
2007-12-30 07:57:24
2007-06-23 23:54:19
very funny ...:X luv it
kang dong-won is so cute in this movie ^.^
2007-05-19 07:46:01
2007-03-01 10:33:01
during the whole movie, i was in WOW...kang dong won was cute and ha ji-won's acting was cute and funny. Great movie:)
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