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A Cruel Attendance (잔혹한 출근)

잔혹한 출근 (Jan-hok-han Chool-geun)

Directed by Kim Tae-yoon (김태윤)

Screenplay by

Comedy Crime Thriller

108min | Release date in South Korea :


Dong-chul is a typical “salary man”, a doting father and a loving husband. But he’s got a secret that’s catching up with him fast. He can barely pay the interest on a debt he has to repay to a sinister loan shark. To make matters worse, the due date on the principal is approaching like a runaway train. When he gets caught up in a kidnapping scheme with his friend Man-ho, he finds out exactly why he makes a pretty terrible kidnapper. He fumbles with the rope when tying his hostage up and he can barely make the ransom call. So when she gets the call from the kidnappers who took his daughter, he’s caught between a rock and hard place.


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CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Jeong Hoon-tak (정훈탁)
 Production department
 Kim Yeong-gap (김영갑)
 Directing department
 Lee Hyeon-cheol (이현철)
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 Ko Im-pyo (고임표)
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
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Airing dates : 2006/11/02
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As of 2006.11.12 : 323,382 admissions (total)
As of 2006.11.05 : 201,109 admissions (total)

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