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The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil
Original title:
Akinjeon
Slovenian title:
Gangster, policist, hudič
Section:
EXTRAVAGANZA
Country, year:
South Korea, 2019
Length:
109
Directed by:
Lee Won-Tae
Screenplay:
Lee Won-tae
Cinematography:
Park Se-seung
Music:
Jo Yeong-wook
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Korean
Voting code:
O
Cast:
Ma Dong-seok (Jang Dong-su), Kim Moo-yul (Jung Tae-seok), Kim Sung-kyu (Kang Kyung-ho), Kim Yoon-sung (Bae Soon-ho), Oh Hee-joon (Kim Dong-chul), Choi Min-chul (Kwon Oh-sung), Ahn Sung-bong (član tolpe Zevs), Yoo Seung-mok (An Ho-bong), Heo Dong-won (Choi Moon-sik), Yoo Jae-myung (Heo Sang-do), Kim Gyu-ri (Cha Seo-jin)
Awards:
Cannes 2019

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Description:
Blurring the distinctions between good and evil, the tense South Korean thriller is an entertaining journey into the world of organised crime.
Fierce gang boss Jang Dong-su is violently attacked after a fender bender on a rainy night. After fighting back, he barely escapes, however his reputation as a feared leader is damaged beyond repair. The only way to restore his image is to find his attacker and exact revenge. Jang teams up with Detective Jung Tae-seok to find the assailant, but soon discovers the attacker is actually a serial killer. With no support from the police department, Detective Jung is forced to use gang boss Jang's resources in order to track down the killer. The two men must work together to find a man simply known as "K".

"Rather than a film that pits good and evil, in which we promote virtue, we went for a contradictory situation where evil goes up against evil thereby questioning the relativity of good and evil. Depending on the situation, good can become evil, moral can become immoral, and at times, evil can be good too. This film juxtaposes evil vs. evil vs. evil and shows the relativity of good and evil and questions the morality of a given situation." (Lee Won-tae)