Movie: New World
A.K.A: Sinsegye, Sinskye
Director: Park Hoon-jung
Writer: Park Hoon-jung
Producer: Kim Woo-taek, Park Min-jung, Han Jae-duk, Kim Hyun-woo
Cinematographer: Chung Chung-hoon
Release Date: 21 February 2013 (South Korea)
Runtime: 134 min.
Genre: Crime | Thriller
Country: South Korea
Lee Jung-jae as Lee Ja-sung
Choi Min-shik as Section chief Kang Hyung-chul
Hwang Jung-min as Jung Chung
Park Sung-woong as Lee Joong-goo
Undercover police officer Ja-sung (Lee Jung-jae) infiltrates Goldmoon, the biggest crime syndicate in Korea, to investigate them under the command of his handler Chief Kang (Choi Min-sik). After eight years, Ja-sung becomes the right-hand man to the ring’s second-in-command Jung Chung (Hwang Jung-min), who holds the real power. But when its leader is killed in a mysterious car accident, Goldmoon is thrown into a succession struggle that threatens to tear it apart. With a baby on the way, Ja-sung is desperate to retire, however Kang keeps him on as rival factions quickly develop around two prospective leaders, the gang’s number 2, Jung Chung and number 3, Lee Joong-goo (Park Sung-woong). Top-level police officials initiate project “New World” to intervene in Goldmoon’s selection process for the next leader, and to use the leader’s death to their advantage in controlling the crime organization. Caught between Jung Chung who trusts him with his life, and Kang who thinks of him only as bait, Ja-sung is cornered by both bosses on opposite sides and must make a final decision that rests on loyalty and betrayal.