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The Executioner (집행자)

집행자 (Jib-haeng-ja)

Directed by Choi Jin-ho (최진호)

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96min | Release date in South Korea :

Premiering at the 14th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF), "The Executioner" imagines what would happen if the death penalty were resumed. Unfortunately, the process involves more than just greasing up the rusty execution equipment. On the final day, executioners discover that they are not simply carrying out a routine but changing the course of life. They continue the grueling job, but something in the executioners' hearts bother them as time goes by.


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     Produced by
     Jo Seon-mook (조선묵)
     Kim Sun-min (김선민)
     Choi Jin-ho (최진호)
     Oh Seok-geun (오석근)
     Production department
     David Cho (조성규)
     Production department
     Jang Youn-Jung (장윤정)
     Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
     Martial arts
     Kim Min-ho (김민호)
     Martial arts team
    96 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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    Airing dates : 2009/11/05
    South Korean Box Office
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    As of 2010.01.03 : 390,888 admissions (total)
    As of 2009.11.29 : 382,000 admissions (total)
    As of 2009.11.22 : 367,993 admissions (total)
    As of 2009.11.15 : 322,909 admissions (total)
    As of 2009.11.08 : 194,077 admissions (total)

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