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The Show Must Go On (2007)

Uahan segye (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 5 April 2007 (South Korea)
A light hearted action noir about a part time gangster who tries to be a full time daddy and wants to live a peaceful life with his family despite of being in trouble almost all the time, due to his profession.

Director:

Jae-rim Han
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Kang In-goo
Dal-su Oh ... Hyun-soo
Il-hwa Choi
Je-mun Yun ... Noh
Ji-yeong Park Ji-yeong Park ... Mi-ryung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jong-ryol Choi Jong-ryol Choi
In-gi Jeong
Moon-ee Jo Moon-ee Jo
Kyeong-ik Kim Kyeong-ik Kim
So-eun Kim
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon
Dae-yeon Lee Dae-yeon Lee
Jeong-se Oh Jeong-se Oh
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Storyline

In-gu is a full-time gangster aspiring to be a full-time husband and dad. Shunned by his daughter and wife, his only goal is to live a quiet life with his family out in the country. But problems brews at work, where a sinister underling schemes to take him out. (Korean with English subtitles). Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Part-time Gangster. Full-time Daddy.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

5 April 2007 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Elegant World See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,670,532
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lucy Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film won Best Film and Best Actor for Song Kang-ho at the 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2007. See more »

Quotes

Kang In-goo: What else do you want me to say? Yeah, I'm a gangster. You knew that. Did you marry me thinking I worked at some big company? You lived off the money I made from the gang. All those years, you were okay with it. But now you want a divorce?
Mi-ryung: You didn't let me work, to take care of the kids. I never once felt right about spending the money you brought home.
Kang In-goo: Suddenly turned saint... But still, you can't do this to me, hon. Not you. You know how I lived all those years. Shit, you can't do this to me...
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A Gangster's Conflict Between Job and Family
6 October 2009 | by 3xHCCHSee all my reviews

"Uahan segye" (Korea, 2007) tells the story of Kang In-Gu (award-winning Korean actor Kang-ho Song, who also played the lazy dad turned monster-fighter in "The Host"), a senior member of a gang called "Dogs". He is already planning to retire from his violent profession to lead a peaceful life with his family, mainly because his daughter (So-eun Kim, popular as Ga-Eul in "Boys Over Flowers) is already growing apart from him. In-Gu's success in his last "job" draws him closer to the boss. This in turn makes the boss' brother very jealous. This jealousy causes a series of professional double-cross and personal misfortune for In-Gu which derails all his noble retirement plans.

This is a different kind of gangster movie in that it packs a smorgasbord of varying movie genres within its 109 minute running time. It is basically a black comedy. The action starts off light and downright funny, but later it becomes seriously bloody and violent. There are also some scenes which were tear-jerkingly dramatic about a father's plight about losing the family he loves.

Direction-wise, it felt as if the reins could have been tightened a bit as some scenes felt repetitious, prolonged and confusing. A more rapid pace would have improved overall appreciation of this film. But overall, it was still a good and worthwhile movie to spend time on.


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