The Aggressives (Korean) 2005


The Aggressive (Korean) 2005

Cast: Cheon Jeong-myeong, Kim Kang-woo, Lee Cheon-hee, Jo Yi-jin.
Directed: Jeong Jae-eun
Genre: Action, Romance
Year Released: 2005
Runtime: 107 min
Country: Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English (hardcoded)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464692/

Short summary:

The Aggressives is a 2005 South Korean film about a teen, Soyo, whose parents have kicked him out of their home to fend for himself. He becomes immersed in the local in-line skating subculture, and falls in love with the girlfriend of his skating tutor. The film was screened at the 2005 Pusan International Film Festival.

Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aggressives

Who are you? (Korean) 2002

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Meet two people: Girl – a swimmer in the aquarium also new game called Who are u? beta tester and Guy – the game inventor and site admin. They met each other on-line and became game partners…
On-line dating can be dangerous. Piece of advice ? “Dummy. You can’t trust those things ! Guys who hide behind their monitors are all perverts !” says Jee Hyung-tae (Cho Seung-woo) to Suh In-ju (Lee Na-Young) stood up in real world by her game partner… (Btw who I said was it? ) “Dude’s a real sweet talker, huh ? Feel good music, cute flash mail… Give me an hour and I can talk any woman over !”
Korean You’ve got mail.

Year:2002
Genre: Romance, Drama

Director: Choi Ho
Cast: Lee Na-Young, Jo Seung-Woo, Jo Eun-Ji
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Duration: 104 mins
IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320763/

The Longest Nite (Hong Kong) 1998

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While a gang war is developing in Macao between two heads of Triads, corrupt cop Sam (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) takes on a gunman in a restaurant where bald Tony (Lau Ching-Wan) is eating. After Sam goes to another mobster’s restaurant where an informant is tortured, he finds a headless corpse in his apartment. Then a nightclub owner is murdered, and Sam moves fast to find the killer in an effort to prevent the gang war from escalating. However, he gets a full dose of action after he pins the crime on Tony.

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Director:Tat-Chi Yau
Writers:Kam-Yuen Szeto (written by) &
Nai-Hoi Yau (written by)
Genre:Drama / Thriller / Crime /
Cast: Tony Leung, Sean Lau
Also Known As:An hua (China: Mandarin title) (Hong Kong: Mandarin title)
Dark Flowers (USA) (literal English title)
The Longest Nite (Hong Kong: English title)
Runtime:Japan:81 min
Country:Hong Kong
Language:Cantonese
IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168043/

RATING 7.5 OUT OF 10.0!

The High Rollers (2003) (Korean)

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Arguably one of the best Korean motion pictures based on cartoons, is a film about gamblers. The film boldly anatomises and exposes the underworld of gamblers which seems to epitomise our greedy capitalist society. And it is well-timed, given a corruption scandal involving pachinko parlours that has given a big blow to Korea’s already beleaguered ruling party.

As a movie partly comic and partly brutal which deals with working class characters living on the dark side, it outdoes Guy Ritchie’s ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’. The actors, main and supporting alike, are superb. In particular, Stunning Kim Hye Soo exquisitely plays a Dashiell Hammettish femme fatale who “contrives and organises” fraud gamble matches as well as lures easy preys.

Director-cum-scripter Choi Dong Hun weaves together all these characters and their stories in a seemingly effortless manner, showing his brilliance.

Director:Dong-hun Choi
Writers:Dong-hun Choi (writer)
Yeong-min Ha (comic)
Genre:Comedy / Crime
Also Known As:Tazza: The High Rollers (USA) (new title)
The War of Flower (International: English title)
Runtime:South Korea:139 min
Country:South Korea
Language:Korean
IMDB link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0875025/

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Kick The Moon (2001) (Korean)

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Kick the Moon is about two high school students from a small-city high-school. One is a fighter who is involved in a legendary street-fight with a rival school, the other is a geeky wimp who loves to study and is one of the only students to not participate in the fight. Years later, the punk has grown to be a teacher in the high-school he attended and the nerd has become a mafia underboss and has returned to his hometown to set up operations. The movie revolves around the two men’s rivalry for the affections of a local lady restaurant owner and the fighting of rival gang factions in the small city

Also Known As: Shinlaui dalbam
Year: 2001
Directed:
Sang-Jin Kim
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Cast: LEE Sung-jae, CHA Seung-won, KIM Hye-soo
Runtime: 118 min
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0294916/

RATING OF 7.0 OUT OF 10.0

Colour of the Truth (Hong Kong) 2003

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A police officer loses his colleague in an intense operation to bump off a gangster kingpin, leading to a botched operation, and a killer on the lose. After ten years pass, the deceased officer’s kids grow up, and decide to take on the task of seeking vengeance for their father.


Release Date:
2003
Directors:Marco Mak
Jing Wong
Writer:Jing Wong
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Cast: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Jordan Chan, Ho-Yin Wong, Gillian Chung, Chapman To, Pinky Cheung, Terence Yin, Winnie Leung, Ching Wan Lau
Also Known As:Hei bai sen lin
Runtime:104 min
Country:Hong Kong
Language:Cantonese / English / Japanese
Subtitles: English srt.
IMDb link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375669/

(6.9 rating out of 10!)