A Bittersweet Life (Dalkomhan insaeng)
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An elegant sky lounge floating like an island in the sky above Seoul, it's like Sun Woo's own little castle. After 7 years he has climbed to the top, managing the upscale lounge and restaurant. An intelligent, cool-headed perfectionist, Sun Woo has earned the absolute trust of his boss with his undivided loyalty and by adeptly managing the business. His boss, Mr. Kang, is a callous man with a secret -- his young love, Hee-soo. When Mr. Kang suspects Hee-soo might have another boyfriend, he orders Sun-woo to keep a close eye on her and to kill her if she has betrayed him. After… 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
"click to read review [Greek]"
‑ 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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