Korean Film Festival: Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (범죄와의 전쟁)

  • April 5, 2013 · 6:15 PM
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Choi Min-sik’s master-class performance drives this gangland epic set in and around the port city of Busan in the 1980s and 1990s. He plays Ik-hyun, a corrupt customs inspector who stumbles upon a wayward drug shipment and leverages it into a business partnership with the city’s biggest crime boss. Soon their power struggle and a government crackdown on organized crime threaten to blow the lid off their increasingly grandiose plans. By turns obsequious and threatening, Choi’s Ik-hyun “emerges as a bravura study in survival instinct” (Maggie Lee, Variety), while director Yoon Jong-bin (Unforgiven; Beastie Boys) navigates the plot’s complex, overlapping chronology with a deft hand. The 1980s vibe is fully embraced with atrocious period haircuts and clothes and a soundtrack of classic K Pop. (Dir.: Yoon Jong-bin, 2012, 133 min., Korean with English subtitles, D-Cinema)

Genre: Mob Drama
Cost: Free
Time: 7pm
Location: Independence & 12th
Metro: Smithsonian Station, Independence Ave Exit

Notes: Seating is first come, first serve so please arrive early so that we can sit together.

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  • Joe Mar I.

    saw this film at Freer...too bad I just found out about this meetup group!

    April 11, 2013

  • Kim F.

    I enjoyed this movie! A long day!

    April 8, 2013

  • Natasha

    Ah this was great, it brings to new meaning to it's all about "who you know" especially when it comes to family in Korea. I also liked seeing the retro Roly Poly dance.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Natasha

    Email sent, just look for me in the line or in the theater holding the Korean Waves Meetup sign.

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Kim F.

    I will try to come back into DC, it's so hard after working here all day.

    April 5, 2013

  • J.K.

    Is there a particular location where folks are planning to meet at the theater?

    April 4, 2013

    • Natasha

      just look for me with a sign. Will be sending out an email later

      April 4, 2013

  • tim


    April 4, 2013

  • Natasha

    Yes, I will be going to Oldboy after this as I haven't seen it :-) Everyone else is welcome to go to Mandu (NoMa location) after Nameless Gangster though, it's soooo much better than the Dupont Circle location.

    1 · March 18, 2013

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