New World

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Written and directed by Park Hoon-jung (who also wrote the scripts for The Unjust and I Saw the Devil), New World presents a star-studded cast to tell the story of visceral battles within the gangster world as each attempt to seize control of the Goldmoon crime syndicate, following the death of its boss. Lee Joong-gu (Park Sung-woong) – in charge of operations in Seoul – and the, some would say, psychotic Jung Chung (the inimitable Hwang Jung-min) – who deals with operations outside Korea – are the standout contenders locked in a brutal head-to-head struggle for power. But with police chief Kang (Oldboy’s Choi Min-sik) attempting to influence the succession to ensure the group can be controlled and undercover police officer Lee Ja-sung (Lee Jung-jae) precariously ensconced in Goldmoon’s inner circle, allegiances are never guaranteed, loyalties never to be trusted. The only certainty is that blood will be spilt.

By Paul Quinn

Film info
2011. Directed by Park Hoon-jung, starring Hwang Jung-min, Choi Min-sik, Lee Jung-jae, Cert 18, 112 mins.

Date: 06 Nov 15 10:45 pm
Venue: Picturehouse Ritzy

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