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One of the better revenge movies out there. Freaking brutal fight scenes!
A Bittersweet Life (Dalkomhan insaeng) (Hangul: 달콤한 인생) is a 2005 South Korean film directed and written by Kim Ji-woon and starring Lee Byung-hun. Ruthlessly violent, it illustrates the ethical codes in the Korean mob and how they clash with personal morality.
The film premiered at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
Kim Sun-woo (Lee Byung-hun) is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by Kang (Kim Yeong-cheol), a cold and calculating crime boss to whom he is unquestionably loyal. The two share concerns over business tensions with Baek Jr. (Hwang Jung-min), a son from a rival family, which is when Kang assigns Sun-Woo what is perceived to be a simple errand while he is away on a business trip — to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo (Shin Min-ah), whom he fears is having an "affair" with another man, giving Sun-Woo the mandate to kill her (and her paramour) if he manages to discover it. As he performs his duty — following Heesoo, and escorting her to a music recital one day — he becomes...