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Arahan Directed by Ryoo Seung-Wan

Action | 114 mn
South Korea | 2004
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Sang-hwan is a young, naïve, but kind-hearted policeman always trying to clean the world from injustice. However, the reality is that he can’t even bring the smallest of local gangsters to justice.
Festivals & Awards:
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2004
Bronze Award, L’Écran Fantastique Award
Philadelphia International Film Festival, 2005
New York Asian Film Festival, 2005
Vancouver International Film Festival, 2004
Gerardmer International Film Festival, 2004
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, 2005
Deauville Asian Film Festival (France), 2005
Action Asia Award
Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival (Switzerland), 2004
Puchon International Film Festival (South Korea), 2004
Best of Puchon Award, Citizen’s Choice Award
Box Office hit in South Korea:
Over 2 million admissions
Jung Doo-hong (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, Red 2, G.I. Joe: Retaliation)
Ahn Sung-kee (Silmido, Battle of the Warriors)

By the director of the Cannes-awarded film (Directors’ Fortnight) Crying Fist and The Berlin File
Quotes & Reviews:

“A gleefully entertaining mix of proletarian laffs and wild action.” VARIETY
“Crouching Matrix, Hidden Kill BillArahan is, without any hesitation, one of the finest, funniest, most action-packed, well-written, yet totally mainstream Asian films – period.” EFILMCRITIC
“The best movie I have seen this year!” EFILMCRITIC
Arahan is the best slap and tickle slice of kung-fu mayhem to hit the small screens and your funny bone this side of Kung Fu Hustle.” MONSTER AND CRITIC

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