A Bittersweet Life

A Bittersweet Life (2005)

When doing right goes very, very wrong.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 2005-03-31
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 736 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: 한국어/조선말
  • Production Company: Bom Film Productions
  • Production Country: South Korea
  • Director: Kim Jee-woon
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Kim Sun-woo is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by a cold, calculative crime boss, Kang who assigns Sun-Woo to a simple errand while he is away on a business trip; to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo, for fear that she may be cheating on him with a younger man with the mandate that he must kill them both if he discovers their affair.

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  • Lee Byung-hun

    as Sun-woo
  • Kim Yeong-cheol

    as Mr. Kang
  • Shin Min-a

    as Hee-soo
  • Kim Roi-ha

    as Mun-sook
  • Hwang Jung-min

    as President Baek
  • Lee Ki-young

    as Mu-sung
  • Oh Dal-su

    as Myung-gu
  • Kim Hae-gon

    as Tae-woong
  • Kim Han

    as Se-yoon
  • Jin Goo

    as Min-gi
  • Lee Seung-ho

    as Mr. Park
  • Lee Han-sol

    as Oh Mu-sung's Subordinate
  • Jung Yu-mi

    as Mi-ae
  • Kim Sung-oh

    as Oh Mu-sung's Subordinate
  • Jeon Kuk-hwan

    as Chairman Baek
  • Kwak Min-ho

    as Male Lounge Employee
  • Oh Yoo-jin

    as Korean Restaurant Employee
  • Park Seon-woong

    as Gyeong-pyo
  • Woo Sang-jeon

    as President Seong
  • Chang-gyoon Choi

    as Mr. Kang's Secretary
  • Hwang Dong-seok

    as Passage Subordinate
  • Eric Mun

    as Gun Dealer's Brother
Art Ryu Seong-hie Production Design
Writing Kim Jee-woon Screenplay
Directing Kim Jee-woon Director
Production Lee Eugene Producer
Production Oh Jung-wan Producer
Sound Dalpalan Original Music Composer
Sound Jang Young-gyu Original Music Composer
Camera Kim Ji-yong Director of Photography
Editing Choi Jae-geun Editor
Crew Jung Doo-hong Fight Choreographer
Directing Lee So-yeong Assistant Director
Lighting Shin Sang-yeul Lighting Director
Costume & Make-Up Kwak Jung-ae Costume Design
Production Choi Pyung-ho Producer
Costume & Make-Up Lee Hee-eun Special Effects Makeup Artist
Editing Lee Yong-gi Colorist
Production Kim Jung-hwa Line Producer
Editing Han Jae-min Colorist
Costume & Make-Up Kim Do-hee Makeup & Hair
Crew Heo Myeong-haeng Fight Choreographer
Sound Kim Kyung-tae Production Sound Mixer
Crew Ji Jung-hyeon Stunts