Man On The Edge

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  • Movie: Man On The Edge (English title) / Shaman Bum (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Baksoogundal
  • Hangul: 박수건달
  • Director: Jo Jin-Gyu
  • Writer: Park Gyu-Tae
  • Producer: Jo Jin-Gyu, Kim Do-Soo, No Il-Hwan, Yoo Jung-Hoon, Kim Yoon-Suk, Kim Woo-Je
  • Cinematographer: Jung Kee-Won
  • Release Date: January, 2013
  • Runtime: 127 min.
  • Genre: Comedy / Drama / Supernatural / Gangster / Award Winning
  • Distributor: Showbox/Mediaplex
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Gwang-Ho (Park Shin-Yang) is the trusted right hand man for a powerful crime boss. His boss trusts Gwang-Ho and he is loved by his men. One night, his rival in the crime group Tae-Joo (Kim Jung-Tae) attempts to take him out with a knife. As Tae-Joo lunges forward with the long blade knife, Gwang-Ho turns around and grabs the approaching knife blade his hand. Because of this, his fate line on his palm is changed.

Gwang-Ho has a nightmare that he is being killed and he wakes up due to his cellphone ringing. It turns out Gwang-Ho has slept for 3 nights straight. Gwang-Ho is informed by his underling that Tae-Joo is planning something suspicious. While driving, Gwang-Ho notices a van that is following him. Gwang-Ho is able to escape from his car and run down an alleyway. Suddenly, a newspaper blows on to his leg. The newspaper has a large ad for a fortune teller named Myung (Uhm Ji-Won). As Gwang-Ho looks for an escape route, the newspaper keeps following him.

Gwang-Ho decides to visit the fortune teller. The fortune teller informs Gwang-Ho that he is now possessed and to accept the ghost he must perform a ritual. Soon, Gwang-Ho begins a double life as a crime boss and a fortune teller. Meanwhile, his enemies attempt to reveal his double life.

Notes

  1. Filming began March 27, 2012 and finished July 10, 2012.
  2. Movie sold 3,893,216 tickets during its theatrical run in 2013.

Cast

Man On The Edge-Park Shin-Yang.jpg Man On The Edge-Kim Jung-Tae.jpg Man On The Edge-Uhm Ji-Won.jpg Man On The Edge-Jung Hye-Young .jpg Man On The Edge-Yoon Song-Yi.jpg
Park Shin-Yang Kim Jung-Tae Uhm Ji-Won Jung Hye-Young Yoon Song-Yi
Park Gwang-Ho Cha Tae-Joo Fortune Teller Myung Dr. Choi Mi-Sook Han Soo-Min
Man On The Edge-Kim Sung-Kyun.jpg Man On The Edge-Choi Ji-Ho.jpg Man On The Edge-Choi Il-Hwa.jpg Man On The Edge-Park Jung-Ja.jpg Man On The Edge-Kim Hyeong-Beom.jpg
Kim Sung-Kyun Choi Ji-Ho Choi Il-Hwa Park Jung-Ja Kim Hyeong-Beom
Ko Choon-Bong Wang Dae-Sik Boss Elder Fortune Teller smirky guy (Cha Tae-Joo's henchman)
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Cho Jin-Woong
Prosecutor

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jeus c funny and entertaining. I was surprised park shin-yang can be very versatile. thumbs up!

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