Mil-jeong   2016   South Korea The Age of Shadows
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Director:Jee-woon Kim
Studio:Grimm Pictures
Writer:Jee-woon Kim
IMDb Rating:7.3 (927 votes)
Awards:5 wins & 8 nominations
Duration:140 min
Jee-woon Kim  ...  (Director)
Jee-woon Kim  ...  (Writer)
Byung-hun Lee  ...  Jung Chae-San
Yoo Gong  ...  Kim Woo-Jin
Kang-ho Song  ...  Lee Jung-Chool
Ji-min Han  ...  Yun Gye-Soon
Hee-soon Park  ...  Kim Sang Ho
Sang-hee Lee  ...  Baby's mom
Tae-goo Eom  ...  Hashimoto
Foster Burden  ...  Ludvik
Shingo Tsurumi  ...  Higashi
Ha-dam Jeong  ...  Hanako
Yeong-ju Seo  ...  Joo Dong-Sung
Joon Go  ...  Shim Sang-Do
Hiromitsu Takeda  ...  Takeda
Soo Yeon Han  ...  Mae-Hyang
Dong Young Kim  ...  Heo Chul-Joo
Mowg  ...  Composer
Ji-yong Kim  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Um Tae-goo is one of the best greasy bad ass villains in recent memory. Kang Ho-Song is the only actor capable of creating the ambivalence between weak flip-flopper and brilliant conniver. The train scene is masterfully suspenseful. Beyond that this is just a big-a$$ Hollywood film about rich and powerful men with rich and powerful man problems. Yawn.

Here's the thing: [b]Kang-ho Song[/b]. He has this magical ability to appear as if he's wandered on to the wrong film set, and then through sheer force of will he takes over the proceedings. He's got to be one of the finest actors on the planet. What he does here in [i]The Age of Shadows[/i] is amazing. I could never decide if he was a weak flip-flopper of a character or ultimately conniving ... because he does both. I don't think many people can do that.

[b]Um Tae-Goo[/b] plays one of the greasiest bad ass villains in recent memory. I was mesmerized by his face, especially his cheekbones. Kudos all over that dude. He really makes the film.

The "Train Scene" *is* masterfully done suspense.


This big a$$ [b]Warner Bros[/b] flick also stars Kermit the over moisturized Frog face. A guy who co-starred in a film with [b]Do-yeon Jeon[/b], written and directed by [b]Yoon-ki Lee[/b], and the film sucked. Do the math.

I have no rating for it because I don't care about these [i]rich and powerful men with rich and powerful man problems[/i] movies.

Summary: Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is thrown into a dilemma between the demands of his reality and the instinct to support a greater cause.

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