CITY OF VIOLENCE (THE)

Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. At the funeral, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan and they reminisce. Suspecting something fishy about Wang-jae's death, Tae-su and Seok-hwan start investigating it each in his own way. Both of their investigations lead to a land development project that Pil-ho is directing and the two embark on a difficult battle.

London Korean Film Festival, 2011

New York Asian Film Festival, 2011

Busan Film Critics Award, 2006
Best Cinematography

 

By the Director of

Veteran

Berlin File

Arahan

"Korean cinema’s answer to Quentin Tarantino."

SUN ONLINE

"Action flick delivered with skill and conviction."

TIME OUT

"A superior thriller which definitely benefits from its tightly written, award winning script...one of the best Korean films of the year."

BEYOND HOLLYWOOD

Seung-wan Ryoo
2006 | South Korea | Action, Crime | 92'

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