A Bittersweet Life

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  • Movie: A Bittersweet Life
  • Revised romanization: Dalkomhan Insaeng
  • Hangul: 달콤한 인생
  • Director: Kim Jee-Woon
  • Writer: Kim Jee-Woon
  • Producer: Lee Yoo-Jin, Oh Jung-Wan
  • Cinemotagraphy: Kim Ji-Yong
  • Release Date: April 1, 2005
  • Runtime: 120 min.
  • Genre: Action / Gangster
  • Distributor: CJ Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Gangland boss Kang (Kim Yeong-Cheol) suspects his girlfriend of being unfaithful and sends his trusted right hand man Sun-woo (Lee Byung-Hun), to sort out the problem. In an uncharacteristic moment of weakness, Sun-woo falls for Hee-Su (Shin Min-A), taken in by her grace and humanity. When Sun-woo finally catches Huei-Su with her lover, he finds himself unable to kill her and allows her to flee. This infuriates Kang and order his thugs to savagely beat him and leave him for dead. However, they do not finish the job and when Sun-woo eventually revives himself, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind.

Notes

  1. Premiered at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

Cast

A Bittersweet Life-Lee Byung-Hun.jpg A Bittersweet Life-Shin Min-A.jpg A Bittersweet Life-Kim Yeong-Cheol.jpg A Bittersweet Life-Hwang Jeong-Min.jpg A Bittersweet Life-Kim Roe-Ha.jpg
Lee Byung-Hun Shin Min-A Kim Young-Chul Hwang Jung-Min Kim Roe-Ha
Sun-Woo Hee-Soo Mr. Kang President Baek Moon-Suk
A Bittersweet Life-Kim Hae-Gon.jpg A Bittersweet Life-Moon Jeong-Hyeok.jpg link=Oh Dal-Su] A Bittersweet Life-Lee Gi-Yeong.jpg A Bittersweet Life-Jin Ku.jpg
Kim Hae-Gon - Eric (Moon Jung-Hyuk) Oh Dal-Su Lee Ki-Young Jin Goo
Tae-Woong Tae-Goo Myung-Goo Oh Moo-Sung Min-Gi

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ParkChohwa I have watched this film because of Lee ByungHun. The production is great and ByungHun oppa is awesome but I hated the screenplay. If you're into nonsensical endings go ahead

Peter One of my favorite movies! Highly recommended.

Wanny the ending is quite important. The part where he is shadowboxing against his own reflection is symbolic to his character, it shows that his personality is only a 'reflection' of what others think of him. you notice his reflection disappears before the credits appears, that is the fight against himself he lost. His ultimate demise was the result of this own judgement.

Jane I don't think the end is stupid, I don't understand the end. Was everything that happened a dream, or if it is only a flashback.

Pippoffside The end is kind of stupid ...

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