Popeye and his crew leave Korea to get on a heist in Macao. He brings Pepsi, who has just been paroled, along for the ride. The mastermind behind the big scheme is Macao Park, Popeye’s former partner and Pepsi’s old lover. The plan is to steal the Tear of the Sun, a valuable diamond in transit in one of the city’s casinos. With Popeye’s crew, a Hong Kong team, Park and a few more vested interests, can the plan go off without a hitch?
Toronto International Film Festival, 2012
Contemporary World Cinema
Sitges International Film Festival, 2012
Official Fantàstic Casa Asia
Busan International Film Festival, 2012
Hawaii International Film Festival, 2012
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Dubai International Film Festival, 2012
# 1 All Time South Korean film at the local Box Office
83 Million US $
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"With its impressive choreographed set-pieces and compelling script, together with a smartly chosen ensemble cast that includes a number of iconic names from across Asia, The Thieves hits all the right notes to become one of the most talked-about films of the summer."
"A sprawling, relentlessly entertaining thriller."
NEW YORK TIMES
"It is a vibrant and complex heist movie with one of the most high profile casts ever assembled."
"South Korea’s answer to Ocean’s Eleven. A sparkling heist film tricked up with imaginative action scenes."
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER