Mubangbi-dosi   2008   South Korea Open City
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Director:Sang-gi Lee
Studio:Fantom Korea
Writer:Sang-gi Lee
IMDb Rating:6.7 (380 votes)
Genre:Crime, Drama
Duration:112 min
Sang-gi Lee  ...  (Director)
Sang-gi Lee  ...  (Writer)
Ye-jin Son  ...  Baek Jang-mi
Myung-min Kim  ...  Jo Dae-yeong
Gi-seok Do  ...  Lee Won-jong
Dae-han Ji  ...  Kim Kwang-seob
Sang-geon Jo  ...  Jeong Yeon-wook
Byeong-ok Kim  ...  Hong Ki-taek
Hae-suk Kim  ...  
Jeong-tae Kim  ...  Head of Thieves
Jun-bae Kim  ...  Franken
Seong-hwan Koo  ...  Detective Lee
Eol Lee  ...  Investigation Inspector
Hye-suk Lee  ...  Son Ae-soon
Kil-soo Park  ...  Son Yong-soo
Seong-min Park  ...  Terajima
Ji-ho Shim  ...  Choi Seong-soo
Jeong-min Seo  ...  Cinematographer
Ok-Hyun Shin  ...  Cinematographer
Min-kyeong Shin  ...  Editor
Comments: Koreans being complicated and toughguy, hitting one another all the time and eating ill-manneredly in between isn't my cup of tea. But Son Ye-jin in a thousand and one hairstyles with an outfit to match each of them is

It's South Korea's brand to put these things together. They hit women and children ... because it's a movie? If it was a big thing, to make a point about it, that would be one thing. To do it as a matter of course is another. It's odd and discomforting

Every aspect of the film is polished, as we've come to expect from South Korea

Summary: Son Ye Jin (A Moment To Remember, April Snow) masters the art of seduction in Open City, an erotic crime thriller penned and directed by Lee Sang Ki in his first feature film. The chameleon actress is enchantingly breathtaking as the sexy, manipulative femme fatale who leads an organized pickpocket ring. The first Korean film to reveal the intricate inner workings of what is considered Korea's equivalent of the FBI, Open City also offers a riveting first-hand look at the various methods of pickpocketing that will have the audience think twice before leaving the house. Completely smitten by Son's beauty is Kim Myung Min (Return) who breathes much charisma into his complex role as a criminal investigator. As he finds himself caught in the deadly predicament of falling for his investigation's prime target, the onscreen chemistry between the two leads explodes to a new high. Tightly coiled with sexual tension throughout the film, Open City shows all the right moves in all the right places.

The leader of an international pickpocket organization, sexy siren Baek Jang Mi (Son Ye Jin) returns to Korea after blowing her cover in Japan. Keeping a low profile by running a small tattoo parlor, she soon organizes a new ring which quickly gains power across the country. Top-notch criminal investigator Jo Dae Young (Kim Myung Min) is called in to handle the massive pickpocket crime that is spreading like wildfire. Besieged by a dark family secret, Dae Young reluctantly takes on the case. A fatal attraction ignites when the detective saves Jang Mi from the hands of her rival ring members. Ensnared by her brazenly sexual advances, Dae Young is shocked when he later learns that she is his investigation's prime target. With so much riding on the outcome, he trails her right into her tattoo parlor. But once again, he finds himself gambling away his basic instincts in the name of passion.

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