July 14, 2014

FILM: The Divine Move - 신의 한 수

New Korean movies I want to see in 2014:
The Divine Move - 신의 한 수
Why I want to see it: I think Korea is the only country that could produce an action film about underground baduk (바둑 aka 囲碁 - go in China & Japan) gambling. There are baduk academies in every neighborhood & at least two 24hr cable channels dedicated to the game. It's not that I'm a huge fan of the game, but with a premise, so ridiculously original I just have to see how they pull it off. It looks like it could be lots of fun.

Trailers via: Thirtytoes   -   YT
NOTE: Click the 'cc' button (between 'watch later' & 'settings') for English Subs
  감독(Director): 조범구 (Jo Beom-goo)
출연(Cast) : 정우성(Jung Woo-sung), 이범수(Lee Beom-su), 안성기(Ahn Seong-gi)

   Professional baduk (바둑) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. After serving his seven-year sentence, he gets in touch with his brother's former associate "Tricks," hermit and blind master player "The Lord," and skillful junkyard owner Mok-su; together. Tae-seok slowly penetrates Sal-soo's gambling joint, and eliminates Sal-soo's men one by one. But Sal-soo discovers Tae-seok's true identity and engages him in one final game that will seal the fates of the two men involved.

장르(Genre): 범죄, 액션(Crime, Action)
개봉일(Released Date): 2014년 7월 3일(07/03/2014)
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