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The Thieves (도둑들)

도둑들 (Do-dook-deul)

Directed by Choi Dong-hoon (최동훈)

Screenplay by ,

Crime Thriller

139min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "The Professionals"
In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macao on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye’s old partner Macao Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macao Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macao Park planned for each one of them. But his plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, an old flame of Macao Park, to settle the old score. The thieves’ target is a $20 million diamond known as ‘Tear of the Sun’, kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day?


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  • After ups and downs, cinema in golden age

    2013/10/14, Source,
    Actor Ahn Seong-gi has been in the movie business so long, he can barely remember his first role. He was just 5 years old when director Kim Ki-young cast him to play an orphan in a couple of scenes in "Twilight Train" in 1957. "It was just a couple of scenes", Ahn said in a phone interview. "I don't remember much. But I did a good job, so he offered me another role. I guess there were not many child actors in those days, so soon I was a regular actor". Like the rest of the country, South Korea's movie industry was rebuilding after the devastation of the 1950-53 Korean War, which means Ahn's career has been nearly as long as the Korean film business. Today, Ahn has starred in more than 70 movies, many made by Korea's top directors, and now is one of the country's most visible ambassadors for cinema,...More
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    In the Spotlight this Week: "Masquerade" (2012) by Choo Chang-min Trips to Korea's Hermit Kingdom have proven particularly lucrative these past few years, none more so that Choo Chang-min's fourth feature "Masquerade" (2012). Set during Korea's exclusive Joseon Dynasty (1392 ~ 1910), "Masquerade" is a cinematic imagining of the fifteen missing days from King Gwanghae royal journals. Choo's film spent an impressive fourteen weeks in Korea's top ten and attracted 12.3 million viewers during the last quarter of 2012, making it the highest grossing Korean historical drama of all time. "Masquerade" was also honoured at Korea's 2012 Grand Bell Awards (its most prestigious award ceremony), claiming fifteen awards including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and the Popularity Award. The film almost walked away as the highest grossing film released that year, but was narrowly outdone by Choi Dong-hoon's "The Thieves" (12.9M), a modern heist flick that dominated proceedings over Korea's sticky summer,...More
  • U-Know to star in new drama?

    2013/10/01, Source,
    U-Know of boy group TVXQ may take part in an upcoming SBS drama titled "Man From the Stars". According to his agency, SM Entertainment, there have been talks regarding the confirmation of U-Know's role in the drama, but nothing has been set yet, according to local media reports,...More
  • 'The Face Reader' Exploits Changing Trends to Race up Film Charts

    2013/09/23, Source,
    Director Han Jae-rim's "The Face Reader" is fast establishing itself as the nation's next box-office hit. The movie, which revolves around a power struggle in the Chosun Dynasty, attracted over six million viewers by Sunday, within just 12 days of its release. Pundits say that part of its success can be attributed to its all-star cast, and part to the way in which it has grasped the changing trends of the market in terms of target viewers and themes. It already ranks as the third-fastest Korean movie to attract this many viewers after "The Host" and "The Thieves", both of which subsequently went on to break the 10-million mark. The former sold 13.01 million tickets and the latter 12.98 million,...More
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Showbox (쇼박스)
Showbox (쇼박스)
 Choi Young-hwan (최영환)
 Jeong Jong-hoon (정종훈)
 Assistant director
 Sin Min-kyeong (신민경)
 Seo ji-oh (서지오)
 Baek Dong-hyeon (백동현)
 Kwon Kwi-deok (권귀덕)
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Martial arts
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
139 min 
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Airing dates : 2012/07/25
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2012.12.09 : 12 983 005  admissions (total)
As of 2012.10.21 :  12 982 148  admissions (total)
As of 2012.10.14 : 12 981 610  admissions (total)
As of 2012.10.07 : 12 979 250  admissions (total)
As of 2012.09.30 : 12 960 253  admissions (total)
As of 2012.09.23 : 12 944 832 admissions (total)
As of 2012.09.17 :  12 923 563  admissions (total)
As of 2012.09.09 : 12 837 050  admissions (total)
As of 2012.09.02 : 12 591 574  admissions (total)
As of 2012.08.26 : 12 095 057 admissions (total)
As of 2012.08.19 : 11 127 611 admissions (total)
As of 2012.08.12 : 9 237 475 admissions (total)
As of 2012.08.05 : 6 883 923 admissions (total)
As of 2012.07.29 : 2 866 809 admissions (total)
As of 2012.07.22 : 8 675 admissions (total)

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