New World - Korean Movie
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- Movie: New World (English & literal title)
- Revised romanization: Sinsegye
- Hangul: 신세계
- 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: February 21, 2013
- Runtime: 134 min.
- Genre: Crime / Drama
- Distributor: Next Entertainment World
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Police Officer Ja-Sung (Lee Jung-Jae) is selected to work undercover for the National Police Agency. He joins the powerful crime organization "Goldmoon" and eventually becomes the right hand man of the #2 guy Jung Chung (Hwang Jung-Min) in the crime group.
Without warning, the #1 crime boss (Lee Kyoung-Young) for "Goldmoon" is suddenly killed. A power vacuum engulfs the Goldmoon group. Jung Chung and rival Lee Joong-Goo (Park Seong-Woong) both make plays to become the #1 crime boss for the Goldmoon group.
At this time, Kang Hyung-Chul (Choi Min-Sik) of the National Police Agency decides to enact operation "New World". Many years ago, Kang Hyung-Chul planted police officer Ja-Sung as a mole in the Goldmoon group. Operation "New World," is the National Police Agency's plan to intervene in the power succession of the Goldmoon group. When #2 guy Jung Chung is about to leave for China on business, Kang Hyung-Chul pulls Jung Chung aside. They talk in private. Jung Chung rebuffs his offer and orders his men to find out everything about Kang Hyung-Chul.
Meanwhile, police officer Ja-Sung wants Kang Hyung-Chul to keep his word that he can go back to the police force now that the Goldmoon group crime boss is dead, but Kang Hyung-Chul needs Ja-Sung for operation New World. Ja-Sung becomes more disillusioned with Kang Hyung-Chul's obsession with operation "New World" and torn over his loyalties to #2 crime boss Jung Chung.
- Filming is scheduled begin June 16, 2012 at Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall. Filming will take place in Daejeon, Cheongju, Busan, Wanju, Incheon, Gimje, Gunsan, Anshan & Paju.
- Filming finished September 14, 2012 in Geojin, Gangwon Province. The last scene filmed involved the undercover detective (Lee Jung-Jae) and the #2 gangster (Hwang Jung-Min) meeting for the first time..
|Lee Jung-Jae||Choi Min-Sik||Hwang Jung-Min||Park Sung-Woong|
|Lee Ja-Sung||Kang Hyung-Chul||Jung Chung||Lee Joong-Goo|
|Song Ji-Hyo||Choi Il-Hwa||Kim Byung-Ok||Lee Kyoung-Young|
|Shin-Woo||Jang Soo-Ki||Korean-Chinese hitman 1||Seok Dong-Chool|
Additional Cast Members:
- Joo Jin-Mo - Officer at National Police Agency
- Jang Gwang - Mob Director Yang
- Kim Hong-Fa - Mob Director Kim
- Kwon Tae-Won - Mob Director Park
- Park Seo-Yeon - Joo-Kyoung
- Na Kwang-Hoon - Yang Moon-Suk
- Kim Yoon-Sung - Suk-Moo
- Woo Jung-Kook - Korean-Chinese hitman 2
- Park In-Soo - Korean-Chinese hitman 3
- Jung Young-Ki - Korean-Chinese hitman 4
- Lee Hee-Suk - Jung Chung's gang member 2
- Kwak Jin-Seok - Jung Chung's gang member 5
- Kwon Hyuk - Jung Chung's gang member 6
- Ham Jin-Sung - Jung Chung's gang member 8
- Tae In-Ho - subordinate 1
- Park Sang-Hoon - Lee Joong-Koo's group 1
- Choi Woo-Hyoung - Lee Jong-Goo's subordinate 5
- Ma Dong-Seok - Section Chief Jo
- Ryoo Seung-Bum - Police Constable Kang Chul-Hwa
- Park Sang-Gyu - Police Executive
- Jung Min-Sung - detective
- Jeong Gi-Seop - executive 2
- 2013 (14th) Jeonju International Film Festival - April 25-May 3, 2013 - Korea Cinemascape
- 2013 (61st) San Sebastian International Film Festival - September 20-28, 2013 - Zabaltegi
- 2013 (32nd) Vancouver International Film Festival - September 26-October 12, 2013 - Dragons and Tigers
- 2013 (57th) BFI London Film Festival - October 9-20, 2013 - Thrill
- 2013 (46th) Sitges Film Festival - October 11-20, 2013 - Focus Àsia
- 2014 (13th) New York Asian Film Festival - June 27-July 14, 2014
- 2013 (33rd) Korean Association of Film Critics Awards - November 29, 2013
- CJ CGV Star Award (Lee Jung-Jae)
- 2013 (34th) Blue Dragon Film Awards - November 22, 2013
- Best Actor (Hwang Jung-Min)