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Duelist (형사)

형사 (Hyeong-sa)

Directed by Lee Myeong-se (이명세)

Screenplay by ,

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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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  • [INTERVIEW] Kang Dong-won

    2009/12/28, Source,
    Actor Kang Dong-won [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] It took some time to get used to talking with Kang Dong-won. And it is not because of his slow way of speech. Kang is one who will listen to a question, remain silent for a long time and give his answer just when you are about to ask another question because you thought he would not answer your previous question. He is an actor who will think over both the question and answer in his head thorougly, check how geniune his answer is and then speak. That is why we were able to experience 'sincerity' -- a value we thought existed only in letters -- from Kang who is the star of recent hit Korean film "WOOCHI" ("JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard"). 10: You had quit smoking when starting to film "M" -- have you taken it up again? Kang Dong-won (Kang): I failed (to quit). It's hard not to smoke while working on a film because you get stressed. And you also go out to drink a lot after shoots so I'd smoke once in a while when I do. I'm going to try quitting again next year. 10: You mentioned stress. Director Choi Dong-hoon used the word 'hell' to express what it was like on set of "WOOCHI". Kang: I think the rough time the actors and directors have on set is different though. I simply got bruised here and there because the action scenes in "JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard" is all about speed. There are a lot of scenes where I dash this way and that, fall or ram into places, get beaten up and run away. 10: Working with director Choi must have been very different from working with director Lee Myung-sae of your previous films the "Duelist" or "M". Kang: They have very different styles. They're both great at details but differ in their methods. Director Choi creates complex stories while director Lee goes with simple stories but uses a lot of detail in telling them. 10: This is also a commercial film in the traditional sense. Kang: But I thought "Duelist" was also a very commercial movie. In the midst of filming some people had told me it's becoming too much of an art film but I and director Lee had claimed that it was a commercial film. Both of us had misjudged entirely. (laugh) I can, however, confidently say that "JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard" is a commercial film.,...More
  • Actor takes to the skies for his new film

    2009/12/23, Source,
    By Kim Seong-ryong

    'I virtually lived up in the air for half of the eight-month production period'.

    Actor Kang Dong-won has returned to,...
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  • Kang Dong-won Makes Comeback

    2009/12/17, Source,
    Actor Kang Dong-won has made a comeback after a two-year absence, wearing an outfit that perfectly suits him. He plays a malicious taoist in t,...More
  • [DVDs] 'Blood Rain:' Pouring Red

    2009/11/11,
    Costume drama meets violent film noir
    Kyu Hyun Kim (qhyunkim)

    The film opens in 19th century Korea, the late Joseon period. A small island off the coast of Seoul, known for the production of high,...
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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 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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