Cruel Winter Blues

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"A man dreams of a most brutal revenge."
  • NR
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 7.0  (789)

Cruel Winter Blues is a 2006 South Korean crime drama directed by Lee Jeong-beom, starring Sol Kyung-gu, Han Sun-jo, and Moon-hee Na. The movie follows the life of Joong-sik (Sol Kyung-gu), a former gangster who becomes a fish market worker after his release from prison. Joong-sik is a man haunted by his past, but he wants to leave his criminal life behind and start a new life. He seems to be doing well until one day, two men from his past, Young-ho and Gyu-won, show up at the fish market. Young-ho is a petty criminal who owes money to his boss, and Gyu-won is a gangster who wants to know where Young-ho is hiding.

Joong-sik is threatened by Gyu-won to help him find Young-ho, but he refuses to help. However, the situation gets worse when Gyu-won starts to involve the people around Joong-sik in his criminal activities. Joong-sik finds himself in a difficult situation as he tries to keep himself and his loved ones safe.

As the movie progresses, Joong-sik finds himself deeply intertwined with Gyu-won's criminal activities, putting his life and those of his loved ones at stake. The story takes an unexpected turn when Joong-sik starts a relationship with a woman named Mi-ae, who is Gyu-won's sister.

The movie's tone is dark and intense, and it explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and redemption. The characters are complex and well-developed, and Sol Kyung-gu's portrayal of Joong-sik is particularly compelling. He delivers a powerful performance as a man struggling to escape his past while trying to protect his future.

The film's setting is also notable, as it takes place during the winter in Busan, South Korea. The bleak and cold landscape of the city emphasizes the characters' isolation and struggles.

Overall, Cruel Winter Blues is a gripping crime drama that combines excellent performances, strong direction, and a compelling story to deliver a thoughtful and impactful film.

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    7.0  (789)