A Bittersweet Life (Dalkomhan insaeng)
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Writer/director Kim Jee-woon followed up his hit horror film, A Tale of Two Sisters, with this violent crime drama, A Bittersweet Life. Sun-woo (Lee Byeong-heon of Joint Security Area) is a devastatingly effective, but businesslike enforcer for Mr. Kang (Kim Young-cheol), a mob boss who owns La Dolce Vita, the Seoul nightclub where Sun-woo employs the sloppier, less reliable Mun-suk (Kim Rwe-ha of Memories of Murder) to keep things running smoothly. Kang is involved in a developing feud with another boss, President Baek (Hwang Jeong-min), when he goes on a business trip, leaving Sun-woo in… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's all artifice. No matter how good the acting, how stylish the visuals, or efficient the screenplay, A Bittersweet Life never convinces us that it's not a movie."
‑ Adam Lippe, Examiner.com
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‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"What's great about all this isn't just the gloriously choreographed violence (among the best I've ever seen) but also Lee Byeong-heon's bravura and surprisingly profound performance"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Hair-raising gangster movie in the style of John Woo."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The story revolves around Sun-woo (Lee Byung-hun), a sleek and elegant mobster whose cat-like grace recalls Alain Delon in Le Samourai."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Um noir cujo trágico anti-herói sofre abusos físicos como poucos do gênero, este filme belissimamente fotografado traz, por trás de sua capa sangrenta, uma tocante luta para preservar um único momento de doçura."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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