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A BITTERSWEET LIFE

Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn’t follow his boss’s orders.

Cannes International Film Festival, 2005

Out of Competition
                                     
Sitges FIlm Festival, 2005

Official Selection - Best Original Soundtrack

Busan International FIlm Festival, 2005

Mar del Plata FIlm Festival, 2005

Deauville Asian Film Festival, 2006

Busan Film Critics Association, 2005
Official Selection - Best Cinematography

Baek Sang Art Awards, 2005
Official Selection - Best Actor

Fantasia Film Festival, 2006

From the director of

I Saw the Devil

The Tale of two Sisters

The Good the Bad the Wierd

IMDb: 7,7 from 28 401 users

Rotten Tomatoes: 90% of positive reviews

“A tour de force of noirish style and Korean ultra-violence that will have genre fans nailed to their seats.”
VARIETY

“The movie lookds terrific and has a confident grace that brings to mind Leone, De Palma and Scorsese.”
THE GUARDIAN

“Kim has finally given Korea a film noir to be proud of.”
SCREEN ANARCHY

“A gangland bloodbath that has wonderful visual flair and clever wit.”
BBC

Kim Jee Won
2005 | South Korea | Action, Crime, Drama | 120'