Alternative title : "Bu.San"
Gambling street thug Gang-su is always on the run from loan sharks. But when his young son Jong-chul is diagnosed with kidney cancer, he tries to be a real parent for the first time and seeks out Jong-chul's biological father, Tae-suk. Tae-suk, however, refuses to help.
[HanCinema's Film Review] "City of Fathers" + DVD Giveaway 2015/10/10,
Kang-soo (played by Ko Chang-seok) used to have a decent job. Then he became kind of a hopeless screw-up. The catalyst for this was Jong-cheol (played by Yoo Seung-ho)- or more specifically the awkward circumstances regarding the poor teenager's birth. In the present day Jong-cheol tries, mostly ineffectively, to try and prevent Kang-soo from spiraling too hopelessly into oblivion but there's not that much to be done. Kang-soo is a fairly lousy parent, and he has to be brought down pretty low to finally do the right thing,...More
"Nameless Gangster" released in North America 2012/03/28, Source, PREFACE
"My reason for wanting to tell a story from the '80s is because I feel that the current societal climate is very similar. About 3 years ago I got a feeling that the era of my deceased father was suddenly coming back, an era in which everyone's good will is only reserved for their own survival and well being. But like my own father, I did not see these people as selfish fools, but sympathized with them. I wanted to portray these characters not as criminals who were on the wrong side of the law, but as people who tried their best to survive and thrive despite the conditions they were in. People innately follow the times they live in and those who ride it architect the next generation. The '80s in South Korea were an incredibly volatile decade in which a single person's decision could change the direction of an entire era. Following men who lived through that decade, I wanted to show that the eighties had more dramatic appeal than any other decade. I wanted to inquire whether it was the times that were changing the people, or if it was the people that were changing the times. Most of all, I hope that the audience can laugh and identify with these men who lived like kings in the face of loyalty, betrayal, and ambition".,...More
AT: City of Fathers, Planet B-boy 2009/10/16, Source, Three men face their tragic destiny in "City of Fathers", a film about paternal love.
In the midst of their chaotic lives, the three men meet each other once again, at a crossroads.
Tae-seok is a street thug in Busan, who left every,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] "Running Turtle" movie about fathers 2009/07/01, Source, After all the films about mothers, here are the films about our dear fathers!
Starting with the documentary film, "Old Partner", "Running Turtle" has hit a high number of viewers for the last few days!
It is about a small town sheriff on the chase for a criminal with all he's got to fulfill the promise for his daughter. It is about a father who gains pride being a father and husband as he chases this criminal.,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Yoo Seung-ho returns in new film 2009/04/09, Source, The nation's younger brother Yoo Seung-ho has matured into a tall and handsome young man.
His height has reached 175cm and his voice has changed into a manly voice!
Now, he is challenging himself for a masculine character through the new film.
In the beginning of 2008, he has been in the film, "Unforgettable" where we saw his growth into a young man as well as a serious actor. We remember him as the little boy from the moving film "The Way Home" but now his cuteness has disappeared but his masculine features have appeared more obviously.,...More
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