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The Merciless (불한당: 나쁜 놈들의 세상)

불한당: 나쁜 놈들의 세상 (bool-han-dang: na-bbeum nom-deul-eui se-sang)

Directed by Byun Sung-Hyun (변성현)

Screenplay by ,

Action Crime Drama

120min | Release date in South Korea :

Formerly known as "Hoodlum"
Synopsis
Jae-ho has established his own rules and put all of his fellow inmates under his control in a penitentiary facility. After he meets a newly imprisoned inmate, Hyeon-soo who won’t give in to anyone under any circumstances, Jae-ho pursues his new ambition to become the boss of his organized crime group once he is released from the prison.

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The Merciless | Cast

  • Sol Kyung-gu (설경구)
    Sol Kyung-gu (설경구)
    Han Jae-ho (한재호)
  • Im Si-wan (임시완)
    Im Si-wan (임시완)
    Jo Hyeon-soo (조현수)
  • Kim Hee-won (김희원)
    Kim Hee-won (김희원)
    Go Byeong-gap (고병갑)
  • Jeon Hye-jin-II (전혜진)
    Jeon Hye-jin-II (전혜진)
    Cheon In-sook (천인숙)
  • Lee Kyung-young (이경영)
    Lee Kyung-young (이경영)
    Go Byeong-cheol (고병철)
  • Moon Ji-yoon (문지윤)
    Moon Ji-yoon (문지윤)
    Yeong-geun (영근)
  • Jang In-sub (장인섭)
    Jang In-sub (장인섭)
    Min-cheol (민철)
  • Kim Ji-hoon-IV (김지훈)
    Kim Ji-hoon-IV (김지훈)
    Jeong-sik (정식)
  • Park Soo-young (박수영)
    Park Soo-young (박수영)
    Pastor Jang (장목사)
  •  
    Igor N. Maslov (이고르 N. 매스로브)
    Gegard (게가드)
  • Nam Gi-ae (남기애)
    Nam Gi-ae (남기애)
    Hyeon-soo's mother (현수 모)
  • Choi Byung-mo (최병모)
    Choi Byung-mo (최병모)
    Captain Choi (최선장)
  • Jin Seon-kyu (진선규)
    Jin Seon-kyu (진선규)
    Security section chief (보안계장)
  • Kim Ik-tae (김익태)
    Kim Ik-tae (김익태)
    Busan police chief (부산 경찰청장)
  • Lee Ji-hoon-II (이지훈)
    Lee Ji-hoon-II (이지훈)
    Public prosecutor Oh (오검사)
  •  
    Aleksandr Sergeevich (알렉산드르 세르게에비치)
    Nikolai (니꼴라이)
  • Hong In (홍인)
    Hong In (홍인)
    Bang-gae (방개)
  • Choi Joon-young (최준영)
    Choi Joon-young (최준영)
    Yong-chan (용찬)
  •  
    Go Bong-goo (고봉구)
    Ho-yeol (호열)
  •  
    Ida Astrand (아이다 애스트랜드)
    Natasha (나타샤)
  • Lee Tae-geom (이태검)
    Lee Tae-geom (이태검)
    Byeong-gap's subordinate 1 (병갑부하1)
  •  
    Kim Se-joon (김세준)
    Byeong-gap's subordinate 2 (병갑부하2)
  • Kwak Jin-seok (곽진석)
    Kwak Jin-seok (곽진석)
    Jae-ho's gang 1 (재호패거리1)
  • Yoon Young-kyun (윤영균)
    Yoon Young-kyun (윤영균)
    Jae-ho's gang 2 (재호패거리2)
  • Lee Si-hoon (이시훈)
    Lee Si-hoon (이시훈)
    Jae-ho's gang 3 (재호패거리3)
  •  
    Park Hyeong-woo (박형우)
    Jae-ho's gang 4 (재호패거리4)
  •  
    Jo Byeong-cheon (조병천)
    Jae-ho's gang 5 (재호패거리5)
  •  
    Kim Gi-ho (김기호)
    Jeong-sik's gang 1 (정식패거리1)
  •  
    Seo Tae-seong (서태성)
    Jeong-sik's gang 2 (정식패거리2)
  •  
    Kang Hong-ryeol (강홍렬)
    Jeong-sik's gang 3 (정식패거리3)
  •  
    Park Gwang-jae (박광재)
    2 meters large man (2미터 거구남)
  • Park Yeong-woong (박영웅)
    Park Yeong-woong (박영웅)
    Detective 1 (형사1)
  • Lee Seung-chan (이승찬)
    Lee Seung-chan (이승찬)
    Detective 2 (형사2)
  •  
    Moon Jin-sik (문진식)
    Detective 3 (형사3)
  • Kim Won-sik (김원식)
    Kim Won-sik (김원식)
    Cigarette inmate (담배 재소자)
  •  
    Kim Bong-jo (김봉조)
    Peace section prison officer (보안과 교도관)
  •  
    Kim Ye-eun (김예은)
    Cafe selfie woman 1 (카페 셀카녀1)
  • Lee Dong-yong (이동용)
    Lee Dong-yong (이동용)
    Cold warehouse manager (냉동창고 관리자)
  •  
    Kwon Bang-hyeon (권방현)
    Captain Choi office middle aged woman (최선장 사무실 아주머니)
  • Yang Hyun-min (양현민)
    Yang Hyun-min (양현민)
    Investigator (조사관)
  • Kim Sung-gon (김성곤)
    Kim Sung-gon (김성곤)
    Meeting room prison officer (영치품 교도관)
  • Lee Kyu-ho (이규호)
    Lee Kyu-ho (이규호)
    Odd pair inmate 1 (짝짝이 재소자1)
  •  
    Kim Hyeon-cheol (김현철)
    Muscular inmate (근육질 재소자)
  •  
    Park Dong-min (박동민)
    Muscular inmate (근육질 재소자)
  •  
    Joo Hyeon-soo (주현수)
    Muscular inmate (근육질 재소자)
  •  
    Park Yoo-hyeon (박유현)
    Correctional Rapid Patrol Team (CRPT)
  •  
    Park Joon-hyeok (박준혁)
    Correctional Rapid Patrol Team (CRPT)
  • Park Ji-ho (박지호)
    Park Ji-ho (박지호)
    Correctional Rapid Patrol Team (CRPT)
  •  
    Ahn Seong-bong (안성봉)
    Correctional Rapid Patrol Team (CRPT)
  •  
    Lee Joo-kyeong (이주경)
    Correctional Rapid Patrol Team (CRPT)
  •  
    Jeong Gi-wook (정기욱)
    Correctional Rapid Patrol Team (CRPT)
  •  
    Kang Min-goo (강민구)
    Rehab Jae-ho's gang (취장 재호 패거리)
  •  
    Kim Dae-geun (김대근)
    Rehab Jae-ho's gang (취장 재호 패거리)
  •  
    Kim Hyeon-chang (김현창)
    Rehab Jae-ho's gang (취장 재호 패거리)
  •  
    Lee Jeong-ho (이정호)
    Rehab Jae-ho's gang (취장 재호 패거리)
  •  
    Im Byeong-seok (임병석)
    Rehab Jae-ho's gang (취장 재호 패거리)
  • Guk Joong-woong (국중웅)
    Guk Joong-woong (국중웅)
    Osean Trading executive (오세안무역 중역)
  •  
    Kang Seong-yoon (강성윤)
    Osean Trading executive (오세안무역 중역)
  •  
    Kim Seong-joon (김성준)
    Osean Trading executive (오세안무역 중역)
  •  
    Park Se-jeong (박세정)
    Osean Trading executive (오세안무역 중역)
  •  
    Yoo Yeong-bok (유영복)
    Osean Trading executive (오세안무역 중역)
  •  
    Choi Byeong-gook (최병국)
    Osean Trading executive (오세안무역 중역)
  •  
    Kim Ji-hoon (김지훈)
    Kid thug (꼬마 건달)
  •  
    Lee Won-gyeom (이원겸)
    Kid thug (꼬마 건달)
  •  
    Choi Seong-hwan (최성환)
    Kid thug (꼬마 건달)
  •  
    Han Yeong-joo (한영주)
    Kid thug (꼬마 건달)
  •  
    Kim Min-seong (김민성)
    Guide prison officer (인솔 교도관)
  •  
    Kwon Yoon-goo (권윤구)
    New inmate (신입 재소자)
  •  
    Kim Seong-gang (김성강)
    New inmate (신입 재소자)
  •  
    No Sang-hyeon (노상현)
    New inmate (신입 재소자)
  •  
    Lee Tae-hwan (이태환)
    New inmate (신입 재소자)
  •  
    Jang Won-jin (장원진)
    New inmate (신입 재소자)
  •  
    Na Seok-min (나석민)
    Seong-han's gang (성한 패거리)
  •  
    Lee Seo-joon (이서준)
    Seong-han's gang (성한 패거리)
  •  
    Lee Joon-seok (이준석)
    Seong-han's gang (성한 패거리)
  •  
    Jo Gi-tae (조기태)
    Seong-han's gang (성한 패거리)
  •  
    Ji Seung-ryong (지승룡)
    Seong-han's gang (성한 패거리)
  •  
    Won Geun-soo (원근수)
    Odd pair inmate (짝짝이 재소자)
  •  
    Jo Tae-gyoo (조태규)
    Odd pair inmate (짝짝이 재소자)
  •  
    Yoon Joon-hee (윤준희)
    Catcher gang member (포수 조직원)
  •  
    Park Jeong-gyoo (박정규)
    Incheon street young men (인천거리 젊은사내들)
  •  
    Yang Hyeon-seok (양현석)
    Incheon street young men (인천거리 젊은사내들)
  •  
    Lee Seol-min (이설민)
    Incheon street young men (인천거리 젊은사내들)
  •  
    Jo Hyeon-gyeom (조현겸)
    Incheon street young men (인천거리 젊은사내들)
  •  
    Choi Jae-won (최재원)
    Incheon street young men (인천거리 젊은사내들)
  •  
    Kwak Jeong-han (곽정한)
    Incheon street detective/Fishing boat detective (인천거리 형사/독항선 형사)
  •  
    Nam Seong-hyeon (남성현)
    Incheon street detective/Fishing boat detective (인천거리 형사/독항선 형사)
  •  
    Moon Jang-woo (문장우)
    Incheon street detective/Fishing boat detective (인천거리 형사/독항선 형사)
  •  
    Baek Cheon-gi (백천기)
    Incheon street detective/Fishing boat detective (인천거리 형사/독항선 형사)
  •  
    Lee Yong-jae (이용재)
    Incheon street detective/Fishing boat detective (인천거리 형사/독항선 형사)
  •  
    Jo Hee-seong (조희성)
    Incheon street detective/Fishing boat detective (인천거리 형사/독항선 형사)
  •  
    Lee Chan-hee (이찬희)
    Incheon street police (인천거리 경찰)
  •  
    Im Hwi-jin (임휘진)
    Incheon street police (인천거리 경찰)
  •  
    Kwon Wook-rak (권욱락)
    Police executive (경찰 간부)
  •  
    Kim Mi-yeong (김미영)
    Police executive (경찰 간부)
  • Shin Seong-hoon (신성훈)
    Shin Seong-hoon (신성훈)
    Police executive (경찰 간부)
  •  
    Lee Yeong-ho (이영호)
    Police executive (경찰 간부)
  •  
    Im Yong-soon (임용순)
    Police executive (경찰 간부)
  • Seo Yoon-ha (서윤하)
    Seo Yoon-ha (서윤하)
    Meeting room deputy director (회의실 사무관)
  •  
    Im Yeo-eun (임여은)
    Cafe selfie woman 3 (카페 셀카녀3)
  •  
    Min Sang-oh (민상오)
    Transfer accident prison officer (사고전달 교도관)
  • Kang Min-tae (강민태)
    Kang Min-tae (강민태)
    Captain Choi's gang (최선장 패거리)
  •  
    Kwon Yong-sik (권용식)
    Captain Choi's gang (최선장 패거리)
  •  
    Kim San-seong (김산성)
    Captain Choi's gang (최선장 패거리)
  •  
    Kim Jin-moon (김진문)
    Captain Choi's gang (최선장 패거리)
  • Ryu Dae-shik (류대식)
    Ryu Dae-shik (류대식)
    Captain Choi's gang (최선장 패거리)
  •  
    Bong Sin-joo (봉신주)
    Captain Choi's gang (최선장 패거리)
  •  
    Son Yoon-han (손윤한)
    Captain Choi's gang (최선장 패거리)
  •  
    Kim Yong (김용)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  •  
    Kim Tae-in (김태인)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  •  
    Kim Tae-hwan (김태환)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  •  
    Kim Hyo-jin (김효진)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  •  
    Park Ba-wool (박바울)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  •  
    Sin Jae-min (신재민)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  •  
    Yoo Seon-ho (유선호)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  •  
    Lee Seo-kyeong (이서경)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  •  
    Lee Jeong-woo (이정우)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  •  
    Jeong Yeon-hoon (정연훈)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  •  
    Choi Hyeon-jong (최현종)
    Osean Trading gang member (오세안무역 조직원)
  • Kim Tae-jung (김태정)
    Kim Tae-jung (김태정)
    Russian club woman (러시안 클럽녀)
  •  
    Deun-i (든이)
    Russian club woman (러시안 클럽녀)
  •  
    Lee Eun-bi (이은비)
    Russian club woman (러시안 클럽녀)
  •  
    Lee Yeon-joo (이연주)
    Russian club woman (러시안 클럽녀)
  •  
    Im Hyo-eun (임효은)
    Russian club woman (러시안 클럽녀)
  •  
    Park Jeong-joo (박정주)
    Runway detective (활주로 형사)
  •  
    Park No-chan (박노찬)
    Runway detective (활주로 형사)
  •  
    Kim Mal-goo (김말구)
    Beach gang member (바닷가 조직원)
  • Choi Young-min-II (최영민)
    Choi Young-min-II (최영민)
    Beach gang member (바닷가 조직원)
  • Ryu Ki-san (류기산)
    Ryu Ki-san (류기산)
    VIP room gang member (VIP룸 조직원)
  •  
    Yeom Jin-kwon (염진권)
    VIP room gang member (VIP룸 조직원)
  •  
    Lee Dong-yeong (이동영)
    VIP room gang member (VIP룸 조직원)
  •  
    Lee In-gyoo (이인규)
    VIP room gang member (VIP룸 조직원)
  •  
    Ha Jeong-ho (하정호)
    VIP room gang member (VIP룸 조직원)
  •  
    Sin Sang-min (신상민)
    Emergency room doctor (응급실 의사)
  • Jo Young-ji (조영지)
    Jo Young-ji (조영지)
    Emergency room nurse (응급실 간호사)
  •  
    Kang Cheong-myeong (강청명)
    Bathhouse gang member (목욕탕 조직원)
  •  
    Sin Seon-ho (신선호)
    Bathhouse gang member (목욕탕 조직원)
  •  
    Yang Myeong-soo (양명수)
    Bathhouse gang member (목욕탕 조직원)
  •  
    Yoo Hyeon-jae (유현재)
    Bathhouse gang member (목욕탕 조직원)
  •  
    Lee Oh-joon (이오준)
    Bathhouse gang member (목욕탕 조직원)
  •  
    Go Dong-hyeong (고동형)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Kim Sang-cheol (김상철)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Kim Se-hwan (김세환)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Kim Yoon-ho (김윤호)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Kim Choon-sim (김춘심)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Kim Han-byeol (김한별)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Kim Hee (김희)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Son Joo-hwan (손주환)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Yang Han-seul (양한슬)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Lee Seong-gyo (이성교)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Im Yong-soo (임용수)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Jeong Jong-rak (정종락)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Choi Doo-yeop (최두엽)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Choi Seon-soong (최선웅)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Choi Hyeong-ook (최형욱)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Hong Dae-yeong (홍대영)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Hong Joon-woo (홍준우)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Hwang Yoon-seong (황윤성)
    SWAT team (경찰 특공대)
  •  
    Alisher Yuldoshev (앨리셔 율도쉐프)
    Gegard gang member (게가드 조직원)
  •  
    Craig Smith (크레이그 스미스)
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    Gabriel Vallejo (가브리엘 바예호)
    Gegard gang member (게가드 조직원)
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    Ievgen Saliuk (이브겐 살리에크)
    Gegard gang member (게가드 조직원)
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    Jason Nelson (제이슨 넬슨)
    Gegard gang member (게가드 조직원)
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    Julio Rodriguez (홀리오 로드리게스)
    Gegard gang member (게가드 조직원)
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    Ken Fibben (켄 피벤)
    Gegard gang member (게가드 조직원)
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    Marco Tessiore (마르코 테시오레)
    Gegard gang member (게가드 조직원)
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    Tim Rix (팀 릭스)
    Gegard gang member (게가드 조직원)
  • Kim Sung-oh (김성오)
    Kim Sung-oh (김성오)
    Jeong Seung-pil - Cameo (정승필)
  • Shin So-yul (신소율)
    Shin So-yul (신소율)
    Osean Trading advertisement beauty 1 - Cameo (오세안무역 광고 미녀1)
  • Kim Bo-mi-I (김보미)
    Kim Bo-mi-I (김보미)
    Osean Trading advertisement beauty 2 - Cameo (오세안무역 광고 미녀2)
  • Lee Mi-so (이미소)
    Lee Mi-so (이미소)
    Osean Trading advertisement beauty 3 - Cameo (오세안무역 광고 미녀3)
  • Heo Joon-ho (허준호)
    Heo Joon-ho (허준호)
    Kim Seong-han - Special appearance (김성한)

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  • [Guest Film Review] "The Merciless"

    2017/09/30
    As I have mentioned many times before, the number of crime thrillers Korea is producing per year is really overwhelming. In an effort to stand out from the plethora of productions of the category, filmmakers strive to present something different, particularly regarding the narrative. Lee Kyoung-mi succeeded impressively in her effort at "The Truth Beneath", so let us see how Byun Sung-Hyun fared,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Merciless"

    2017/05/27
    In the opening scene of "The Merciless", a couple of obvious criminals are having a dish of seafood, and discussing the unfortunate implications of of eating cuisine that appears to be looking at you. The end to their conversation is abrupt, and when the dust has settled, Jae-ho (played by Sol Kyung-gu) gets one last ominous look at the fish, clearly the real villain. Then we see Hyeon-soo (played by Im Si-wan) exit jail and walk onto the set of a music video,...More

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Production
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Lee Won-jae-III (이원재)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Kim Sang-soo (김상수)
 Production department
 Kim Hong-jib (김홍집)
 Score composer
 Kwon Kwi-deok (권귀덕)
 Martial arts team
 Lee Sang-min-II (이상민)
 Martial arts team
 Park Sang-hyeon-I (박상현)
 Martial arts team
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Editor
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Editor
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120 min 
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Airing dates : 2017/05/17
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2019.05.19 :  957 993  admissions (total)
As of 2019.04.07 :  956 923  admissions (total)
As of 2019.03.31 : 955 856 admissions (total)
As of 2018.08.19 : 953 985 admissions (total)
As of 2018.07.22 : 953 685 admissions (total)
As of 2018.05.20 : 953 099 admissions (total)
As of 2018.02.25 : 949 596 admissions (total)
As of 2017.12.31 : 939 535 admissions (total)
As of 2017.10.29 : 937 762 admissions (total)
As of 2017.08.06 : 936 376  admissions (total)
As of 2017.07.30 : 936 262 admissions (total)
As of 2017.07.23 :  935 520 admissions (total)
As of 2017.07.16 : 934 434  admissions (total)
As of 2017.07.09 : 933 521  admissions (total)
As of 2017.07.02 : 931 635  admissions (total)
As of 2017.06.25 : 928 882  admissions (total)
As of 2017.06.18 : 924 602  admissions (total)
As of 2017.06.11 : 918 814  admissions (total)
As of 2017.06.04 : 908 262  admissions (total)
As of 2017.05.28 : 846 259  admissions (total)
As of 2017.05.21 : 589 915 admissions (total)
As of 2017.05.14 : 18 902 admissions (total)

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