A Bittersweet Life

A Bittersweet Life (2005)

When doing right goes very, very wrong.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 2005-04-01
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 817 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: 한국어/조선말
  • Production Company: Bom Film Productions
  • Production Country: South Korea
  • Director: Kim Jee-woon
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From 817 Ratings


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, Hee-soo, 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 Moon-seok
  • Hwang Jung-min

    as Mr. Baek
  • Lee Ki-young

    as Oh Moo-seong
  • Oh Dal-su

    as Myeong-goo
  • Kim Hae-gon

    as Tae-woong
  • Kim Han

    as Se-yoon
  • Jin Goo

    as Min-gi
  • Lee Hang-soo

    as Chairman Won
  • Oh Kwang-rok

    as Gangster
  • Jeon Kuk-hwan

    as Chairman Baek
  • Lee Seung-ho

    as Mr. Park
  • Park Seon-woong

    as Gyeong-pyo
  • Kim Sung-oh

    as Moo-seong's Subordinate
  • Lee Han-sol

    as Moo-seong's Subordinate
  • Domashchenko Vadym

    as Mikhail
  • Sonny

    as Filipino Gang
  • Nico

    as Filipino Gang
  • Kim Soo-nam

    as Shoulder Bag
  • Kang Young-gu

    as Shoulder Bag
  • Heo Myeong-haeng

    as Shoulder Bag
  • Jeong Goo-jin

    as Shoulder Bag
  • Wang Deok-sang

    as Shoulder Bag
  • Park Seong-gyoon

    as Shoulder Bag
  • Oh Yoo-jin

    as Korean Restaurant Employee
  • Jang Jae-yong

    as Recording Studio Engineer
  • Lee Ahn-gyoo

    as Recording Studio Senior
  • Jeon Na-hyeon

    as So-yeong
  • Eric Mun

    as Tae-goo
  • Park Jin-woo

    as Cheol-moon
  • Woo Sang-jeon

    as Mr. Seong
  • Jeong Mi-hye

    as Middle-aged Woman
  • Jeong Gye-soon

    as Grandmother
  • Jung Yu-mi

    as Mi-ae
  • Choi Si-yeong

    as Mr. Kang's Wife
  • Lee Jae-ook

    as Taxi Driver
  • Ahn Jang-hyeok

    as Passage Subordinate
  • Hwang Dong-seok

    as Passage Subordinate
  • Kim Pan-seon

    as Meeting Room Subordinate
  • Jeong Won-kyeong

    as Pit Shoulder
  • Choi Chang-kyun

    as Mr. Kang's Assistant
  • Jo Seon-haeng

    as Mr. Kang's Driver
  • Kim In-oh

    as Night Club Employee
  • Seo Jeong-hee

    as Lounge Manager
  • Kim Hyo-hyeon

    as Bartender
  • Choi Hyo-hyeon

    as Bartender
  • Song Sang-ook

    as Lounge Male Employee
  • Kwak Min-ho

    as Lounge Male Employee
  • Kim Hee-jin

    as Lounge Female Employee
  • Kim Byeong-gook

    as Lounge New Manager
  • Hong Eun-mi

    as Lounge Guest
  • Kim Jae-ok

    as Lounge Guest
  • Ryoo Chang-hoon

    as Recording Studio Engineer Assistant
  • Park Jong-min

    as Recording Studio Male Employee
  • Lee Kyeong-won

    as Recording Studio Female Employee
  • Kim Ji-hoon

    as Pianist
  • Yoo Joo-hyeon

    as Violinist
  • Lee Ji-hee

    as Violinist
  • Song Jae-ha

    as Viola
  • Kang Min-hee

    as Double Bassist
  • Kwon Ye-ji

    as Hongdae Club Guest
  • Park So-jeong

    as Hongdae Club Guest
  • Jo Jung-hee

    as Night Club DJ
  • Kwon Chae-yeong

    as Room Lady
  • Jeon Hye-min

    as Room Lady
  • Kim Eun-ji

    as Room Lady
  • Jo Seung-ryong

    as Waiting Room Player
  • Kim Tae-hee

    as Waiting Room Player
  • Yoo Sang-seob

    as Moon-seok's Subordinate
  • Kim Dae-yong

    as Moon-seok's Subordinate
  • Jeong Yun-Heon

    as Moon-seok's Subordinate
  • Yoon Jin-yool

    as Leg Car
  • Jang Han-seung

    as Leg Car
  • Seo Joon-ha

    as Leg Car
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
Art Ryu Seong-hie Production Design
Directing Kim Jee-woon Director
Writing Kim Jee-woon Screenplay
Crew Jung Doo-hong Fight Choreographer
Production Lee Eugene Producer
Production Kim Jung-hwa Line Producer
Editing Lee Yong-gi Colorist
Editing Han Jae-min Colorist
Costume & Make-Up Kim Do-hee Makeup & Hair
Costume & Make-Up Kwak Jung-ae Costume Design
Directing Lee So-yeong Assistant Director
Crew Heo Myeong-haeng Fight Choreographer
Lighting Shin Sang-yeul Lighting Director
Sound Kim Kyung-tae Production Sound Mixer
Crew Ji Jung-hyeon Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Lee Hee-eun Special Effects Makeup Artist
Production Choi Pyung-ho Producer