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Runtime: 120 min.

Release: April 1, 2005

Director: Kim Jee-Woon

Producer: Lee Yoo-Jin, Oh Jung-Wan

Writer: Kim Jee-Woon

Country: South Korea

language: Korean

A Bittersweet Life

Dalkomhan Insaeng 달콤한 인생
  • Movie
  • Korean
  • Action
  • Gangster


Gangland boss Kang (Kim Yeong-Cheol) suspects his girlfriend of being unfaithful and sends his trusted right hand man Sun-woo (Lee Byung-Hun), to sort out the problem. In an uncharacteristic moment of weakness, Sun-woo falls for Hee-Su (Shin Min-A), taken in by her grace and humanity. When Sun-woo finally catches Huei-Su with her lover, he finds himself unable to kill her and allows her to flee. This infuriates Kang and order his thugs to savagely beat him and leave him for dead. However, they do not finish the job and when Sun-woo eventually revives himself, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind.



  1. Premiered at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.