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Cruel Winter Blues (열혈남아)

열혈남아 (Yeol-hyeol-nam-a)

Directed by Lee Jeong-beom (이정범)

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Crime Drama

118min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis

A small-time crook, Jae-moon goes after the man who killed his mentor a few years earlier. Jae-moon meets Chi-gook, a retired taekwondo practitioner who becomes his partner and goes to the killer Dae-sikís hometown. Chi-gook and Jae-moon devise a plan to kill Dae-sik, but as the day of reckoning approaches, Jae-moon meets Dae-sikís mother, Jeom-sim, who reminds him of his hometown. As he sees Jeon-sim worrying over her son, he canít proceed to kill him. However, the encounter of Dae-sik and Jae-moon takes places on the villageís field day.

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 Produced by
 Cha Seung-jae (차승재)
 Kim Mi-hee (김미희)
Production
Sidus FHN (싸이더스FHN)
Distribution
Cinema Service (시네마서비스), CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Lee Yeong-sook (이영숙)
 Production department
 Kim Joon-seok (김준석)
 Score composer
 Sin Min-kyeong (신민경)
 Editor
 Oh Hyo-jin (오효진)
 Marketing department
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Martial arts director
 Seo ji-oh (서지오)
 Martial arts
 So Joon-moon (소준문)
 Making of
 Sun Wook-hyun (선욱현)
 Dialect/accent coach
Technics
118 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
Web site
www.hotblood.co.kr...
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Airing dates : 2006/11/09
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2006.11.19 : 402,019 admissions (total)
As of 2006.11.12 : 218,592 admissions (total)

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