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.

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, 2005
Action Asia Award

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, 2004

Puchon International Film Festival, 2004
Best of Puchon Award, Citizen’s Choice Award

Box Office hit in South Korea
Over 2 Million admissions

By the director of the Cannes-awarded films
Crying Fist

The Berlin File

"A gleefully entertaining mix of proletarian laffs and wild action."


"Crouching Matrix, Hidden Kill Bill... Arahan is, without any hesitation, one of the finest, funniest, most action-packed, well-written, yet totally mainstream Asian films - period."


"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."


"The best movie I have seen this year!"


Ryoo Seung-wan
2004 | South Korea | Action | 114'