Dalkomhan Insaeng: Jee-woon Kim. (South Korea) 2005.

Dalkomhan Insaeng (translated ‘A Bittersweet Life’) showcases the inimitable Lee Byung-hun primarily, with the obligatory ‘crimson tide’ that is somewhat a part and parcel of most gangster films. Part over the top action choreography, part dripping melodrama -- not exactly a ballet with bullets, but comes close to an attempt at it. I found it strangely unsatisfying. Watch out for the violence -- mature audiences advised.

A Bittersweet Life

 

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Gizelle
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love Korean movies………!

Raffael
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isnt this guy the same actor who played Storm Shadow?

Yoon L
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Byung Lee is a capable actor, but I think in this one, he underperformed………..just thinking.

nirmala
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who goes against the boss..??? No one, except this dutiful guy. didnt enjoy the violence too much..

rupa j
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quite melodramatic, and i thought he looked nicer without laughing or smiling lol, when he laughs he spoils it.

shopaholic
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Lee is cute!

Kushal
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Thats a great high res movie link. thanks.

Isabelle H
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Not really fond of violent gangster films, but your intro got me curious. Will watch it later.

Trevor
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I watched this some time ago, Byung hun Lee is brilliant. I thought the philosophising “”Master, are the branches moving or is it the wind?” – “That which moves is neither the branches or the wind…It’s your heart and mind” was kindof forced eastern mysticism.

rishabh
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wasnt this the same actor in the frightening ‘old boy’.?

Neville
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Too melodramatic maybe? I enjoy the Japanese ganster movies more, gritty.

Ritesh
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great gangster movie, although I found the story quite simplistic, cud hv done with a few twistsand turns.

Ghosh
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One of the fight scenes reminded me of the great Amitabh in his prime years, one against twenty, and guess who wins?!

bidyut
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The male actor looks very familiar, saw some other Korean film.

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