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PUBLIC ENEMY aka GONGGONGUI JEOG
UK: Metro Tartan Distribution
Cast: Sul Kyung-gu, Lee Sung-jae, Kang Shin-il, Kim Jung-hak, Doh Yong-gu, Ahn Na-sang, Lee Moon-shik, Sung Ji-roo, Yoo Hae-jin, Lee Jung-hun, Kim Joo-bong, Oh Seung-myung, Bak Seung-tae, Suh Tae-hwa, Yang Eun-yong, Lee Suk-goo, Ahn Jin-soo, Yang Jae-sung, Yoon Moon-shik, Kim Gyung-ryong, Kim Kang-il, Yoon Myung-son, Gwan Byung-gil, Ahn Suk-hwan, Hong Soo-chang, Jun Soo-gyung, Won Woong-jae, Im Seung-dae, Lee Kan-hee, Kim Tae-whan
Director: Kang Woo-Seok
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
UK: 138 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence, language, sex and grisly images
UK Release Date: 25 July 2003
On a rainy night whilst on watch duty, Kang Chul-joong bumps into a hooded man who's acting suspiciously. He tries questioning him, but the man cuts him beneath his eye and casually walks away, leaving the weapon behind.
A week later, the dead bodies of an old couple are discovered nearby with multiple stab wounds. The police investigate the murder scene, but there isn't a single clue to this gruesome murder. While looking blankly at the corpses, Chul-joong recalls that rainy night and especially the man in the raincoat he ran into, realising that the knife matches the stab wounds on the corpses.
Chul-joong meets an international fund manager named Cho Gyoo-hwan. He has an intuition that he's the murderer, but has no clue to back it up. So he trails Gyoo-hwan, intimidates him, fights him, using whatever means possible to find some evidence. Of course, Gyoo-hwan won't let him get away with such treatment. With money and power on his side, he ensures the unconventional detective is pulled off the case.
In the meantime, another murder takes place in the same fashion as the old couple. The case has become more complicated and the battle between Chul-joong and Gyoo-hwan turns bloody.
A showdown between a cop who won't play by the rules and a merciless killer unfolds as things get more personal.