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Year: 2002
USA: Tartan Films USA
UK: Tartan Films
Cast: Doona Bae, Ha-Kyun Shin, Ji-Eun Lim, Kang-Ho Song, Bo-Bae Han, Se-Dong Kim, Dae-Yeon Lee
Director: Chan-wook Park
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 121 mins
USA Rated: R for strong gruesome violence, strong sexuality, language and drug use
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence and language
UK Release Date: 30 May 2003
US Distributor


A kind older sister, a beautiful girl...The world is a warm place, isn't it?

Ryu tries to donate one of his kidneys to his sick sister, only to receive the diagnosis that his is not a match. On top of this, he is fired from his factory for missing work to care for his sister, and his severance pay is only 10 million won ($7,000). He gets mixed up with a black market organ seller who steals his kidney, then he loses his 10 million won. He gets a call from the hospital saying they have a match for his sister but it's too late.

Ryu's girlfriend Youngmi suggests kidnapping a rich man's child, saying, "Kidnapping for a good reason is not a crime"

Dongjin is a self-made man who started at the bottom as a technician. Unfortunately, his wife divorces him for not being attentive enough to his family life. The only thing he has left is his daughter Yoosun. One day, Yoosun is kidnapped. A picture of her with her doll is delivered to him. After careful consideration, he decides not to call the police and prepares the ransom, but the next day Yoosun is found drowned. His daughter is now cold. Dongjin begins the hunt.

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