A Bittersweet Life (2005)

63) A Bittersweet life (2005)

Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn’t proceed by his boss’s orders.

8/10 – Inspired by Scarface, compared to Tarentino and holding an impressive 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, this bloody and brutal mob story brought to you by Kim Jee-Woon (‘Tale of two Sisters’, ‘The Quiet Family’, ‘I Saw The Devil’) is as violent as they come.

It is acted and choreographed superbly, with a simple story to tell, where an enforcers decision to do what he believes is right is challenged by a hierarchy of egos and vengeance. It is effective, realistic and gripping, and yet another fine example of South Korean cinema.


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