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A DIRTY CARNIVAL

Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss President Hwang is cornered by a corrupt prosecutor, Byung-du volunteers for a whack job and wins the big man’s trust. However, his real trouble begins when friend Min-ho, an aspiring movie director, asks him to be a consultant for the latter’s debut film. 

New York Korean Film Festival, 2007

Korean Film Awards, 2006
Best Actor

Best Editing

By the director of

Once Upon a Time in High School

IMDb: 7,5 from 4 905 users

“The best Korean gangster movie since Friend”     
VARIETY

“[A Dirty Carnival] confirms Ha Yoo as one of the most interesting directors working in Korea today.”
BEYOND HOLLYWOOD

“A Dirty Carnival is blessed with a detailed script, a host of realistic and fully fleshed out characters, and a charismatic and complex lead performance from Jo In-Seong.”

TWITCH

Ha Yoo
2006 | South Korea | Thriller | 141'