Nameless Gangster


Jan
12
2013

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  • Host Department: Nam Center for Korean Studies
  • Date: 01/12/2013
  • Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Location: Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty, Ann Arbor

  • Description:

    Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (Beom-joe-wa-ui jeon-jaeng). 2012.
    Written and directed by Yoon Jong-bin. With Choi Min-shik, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Ma Dong-seok.

    A corrupted customs officer, Choi Ik-hyeon (Choi Min-shik), faces losing his job. Then, his life turns around as he meets ganster Choi Hyeong-bae (Ha Jung-woo) who has connection with the Yakuza. They quickly form a partnetship; Hyeong-bae helps Ik-hyeon set up a business with the money from drug trafficking while Ik-hyeon lobbies for his partner Hyeong-bae. As the government declares war on crime, however, their partnership begins to crack. 

    Nameless Gangster drew a million moviegoers in its first four days in Korean theaters and became one of the most successful box office hits in 2012.
    133 min.

    "The Korean mob film that Scorcese would be proud of." – Jacob Templin (Time Magazine)