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Asura (2016)

A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city's corrupt mayor.

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Han Do-Kyung
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Mayor Park Sung-Bae
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Moon Sun-Mo
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Kim Cha-In
Man-sik Jeong ...
Do Chang-Hak
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Cha Seung-Min
Hae-Gon Kim ...
Tae Byung-Jo
Won-hae Kim ...
Akeo
Yeon-a Oh ...
Jung Yoon-Hee
Jong-soo Kim
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Akeo (voice)
Edward Bosco ...
Goon (voice)
Brett Bradley ...
Kim Cha-In (voice)
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Han Do-Kyung (voice)
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Detective Han (JUNG Woo-sung), who for years has been secretly doing dirty work for the corrupt mayor Park Sungbae (HWANG Jung-min), is now pressured by a ruthless prosecutor Kim Cha-in (KWAK Do-won) to cooperate in an investigation against the mayor. Feeling trapped, Han persuades his young partner Sunmo (JU Ji-hoon) to take over his work for the mayor, but things start to get tangled in unpredictable ways. As things are getting worse, only the most evil survives in this dog-eat-dog world. Written by CJ Entertainment

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Once you trip in, there is no way out

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14 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Asura: Miasto szalenstwa  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$25,036, 21 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$174,501, 30 October 2016
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Pretty terrible police corruption story
5 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I don't know about you but I am getting tired of these films, where there is corruption in politics and the police investigate, but the police are corrupt themselves. Its full of violence but it's never there for a god reason. Occasionally this is OK. The violence in Oldboy was justfied by the character's fury at being locked up for 15 years, but here, it just felt as though the director wanted to wallow in sadistic violence to shock us. Just why is Hang (Sung-woo) working for a sleazy mayor? i never understood, although it is suggested that it's because his wife, who is dying of cancer, is being supported by her half-brother who is the mayor. the shame of this film is that the only female characters given any screen time are either shown as dying or about to be killed. The audience I watched this with seemed to laugh or be sickened by the violence. I like Korean cinema usually but this one was not worth the time.


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