The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan
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- Movie: The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan / Disturbance in Her Barroom
- Revised romanization: 1724 Kibang Nandong Sakeon
- Hangul: 1724기방난동사건
- Director: Yeo Kyun-Dong
- Writer: Lee Hwa-Seong, Yeo Kyun-Dong, Yoo Young-A
- Producer: Cha Seung-Jae, Kim Mi-Hee, Kim Jun-Yeong
- Cinematographer: Choi Hyun-Gi
- Release Date: December 4, 2008
- Runtime: 103 min.
- Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Period-18th Century
- Studio: Sidus Pictures
- Distributor: Sidus Pictures
- Country: South Korea
- Language: Korean
Korea, 1724. Once upon a time in the Joseon Dynasty, Thunder (Lee Jung-Jae) meets a beautiful woman while in the middle of a fight in an old market. Having fallen in love at first sight, good fortune is with him and he finds her once again. She goes by "Dishy" (Kim Ok-Vin) and works as a gisaeng, a Korean traditional singing and dancing girl. They spend a memorable night together but Thunder loses her again when she moves to work at another bar. When he finds her new hiding place, however, he is warned away by her new manager, the gangster "Big Gun" (Kim Seok-Hun) who has connections in the city's underworld.
One day, while still despondent without Dishy in his life, he somehow defeats the boss of the local gang, "Odd Ears" (Yeo Kyun-Dong). Before he knows it, because of his fighting skills Thunder becomes the new boss. Soon, there is a gathering of the region's gang bosses at the bar where Dishy now works. In the middle of the meeting, Thunder causes a disturbance to steal Dishy away under the nose of Big Gun. The meeting turns into chaos because of the incident and ends abruptly. A furious Big Gun teams up with rival gangsters to plot the downfall of Thunder and his gang...
- The movie is based on the gangster culture of the Joseon Dynasty (18th Century).
- The fight that occurs in the gisaeng house is based on an actual fight that occurred in 1724 at a gisaeng house.
- Kim Ok-Bin took two months of traditional dancing lessons to prepare for her role as a gisaeng (Korean geisha).
|Lee Jung-Jae||Kim Ok-Vin|
|Thunder (Cheon Dong)||Dishy (Seol-Ji)|
|Kim Seok-Hoon||Lee Won-Jong||Yeo Kyun-Dong||Kim Su-Nam||Lee Kwang-Hee|
|Big Gun (Man-Deuk)||Chil-Gab||Odd Ears (Jjak Gwi)||Big Head (Daedoo)||Cyclops (Oenun)|
Additional Cast Members:
- Baek Do-Bin - Prince Se-Je
- Lee Won-Jae - Excellency Song
- Jeon Jae-Hyeong - Bongdal
- Jo Deok-Hyeon - Storyteller
- Kim Hyeon-Woo - Furnace (Bulgama)
- Jang Se-Jin - Flying Fish (Nalchi)
- Yu Ji-Yeon - Hong-Jae
- Nam Jeong-Hee - Granny
- Seo Chan-Ho - Gang Leader #4
- Jo Hee-Bong - Delivery guy #1
- Hong Seok-Cheon - tailor
- Kim Sung-Gi - Zzakguwi gang member 3
- Shin Hyeon-Seung - disloyal gang member 7
- Kim Ki-Cheon - oriental doctor
- Kim Yoo-Jin - gisaeng 3
- Park Seong-Taek - Daedoo gang member 2
- Kim Joo-Hwan - noble man's son 4
- Jeon Sang-Jin - servant Naru
- We Yang-Ho - Il-Seok
- Kim Hong-Fa - vassal on opposition side
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