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The City of Violence (짝패)

짝패 (Jjak-pae)

Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan (류승완)

Screenplay by , ,

Action Drama

92min | Release date in South Korea :


Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. At the funeral, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan and they reminisce. Suspecting something fishy about Wang-jae's death, Tae-su and Seok-hwan start investigating it each in his own way. Both of their investigations lead to a land development project that Pil-ho is directing and the two embark on a difficult battle...


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 Produced by
 Kang Hye-jung-I (강혜정)
 Kim Jeong-min-II (김정민)
 Ryoo Seung-wan (류승완)
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Jung Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Production department
 Kim Hyo-seok (김효석)
 Assistant director
 Kim Won-seok-II (김원석)
 Assistant director
 Kwon Hyeok-jae (권혁재)
 Assistant director
 Bang Joon-seok (방준석)
 Score composer
 Lee Byung-hoon (이병훈)
 Music department
 Kim Dong-hu (김동후)
 Art direction department
 Cho Sang-kyung (조상경)
 Costume Design
 Nam Na-yeong (남나영)
 Jung Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Martial arts
 Kim Min-ho (김민호)
 Kwak Jin-seok (곽진석)
 Jo Joo-hyun (조주현)
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92 min HD Panoramic (1.85)
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US$ 2.4 M
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Release date in South Korea : 2006/05/25
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2006.06.18 : 944,507 admissions (total)
As of 2006.06.11 : 888,899 admissions (total)
As of 2006.06.04 : 679,158 admissions (total)
As of 2006.05.28 : 340,822 admissions (total)

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