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친구 (Chin-goo)

Directed by Kwak Gyeong-taek (곽경택)

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Chronicle Drama

116min | Release date in South Korea :

At a time when students had to fasten their collars and crease their slacks till they're razor sharp, these four friends strutted around in their own custom-fashioned uniforms. They walked the streets with their heads held high, shoulders straight, and chests out, fearing nothing when they were together. Joon-suk, a son of a vigilant gang boss; Dong-su, the only son of an undertaker; Sang-taek, a diligent student; Joong-ho, who never keeps his mouth shut. Those are the gang of friends who share their fantasies about naked woman on the porn magazine and their awe at Bruce Lee's Kungfu.
Each of their lives takes different turns as they grow up and their paths cross in conflict with each other's. Joon-suk becomes the leading henchman of his father's crime ring and Dong-su is serving for Joon-suk's rival gangs. Sang-taek and Joong-ho find themselves helplessly watching their two best friends wield knives at each other...


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 Produced by
 Kim Dong-joo (김동주)
Korea Pictures (Korea Pictures)
International sales
CineClickAsia (CineClickAsia)
 Kim Chang-rae (김창래)
 Assistant director
 Hwang Ki-seok (황기석)
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Park Kwang-il (박광일)
 Seo ji-oh (서지오)
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Stunt/martial arts department
116 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85) Dolby SRD
Music video
US $3 million
Festival(s) & award(s)
 -  - (2001)
 - Montreal film festival - (2001)
 -  - (2001)
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Release date in South Korea : 2003/03/31
 Korea, South - 2003/3/31 - 8.2 million (People)

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THE BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIMES!!!! (Mah-Ahn-Knee-Moohk-Uht-Dah-Ah-Ei-Gah)
2011-02-19 22:36:53
2008-11-01 14:16:56
i'd like to see this movie cause of jang dong gun, one of my fave Korean actors! i think though that it's out of print so pls if you know where to see this pls post it here. thnx
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