New World

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New World
CertificateNot Rated
Year2013
GenreKorean
DirectorPark Hoon-Jung
LanguageKorean
CountrySouth Korea
Running Time2HR 15MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonLondon Korean Film Festival

The second directorial feature from Park Hoon-jung, the screenwriter behind The Unjust and I Saw the Devil.

New World is a noirish gangster epic in which undercover cops and shady policemen plot from the shadows to gain control of Korea’s biggest crime syndicate, Goldmoon, when its CEO is killed in a suspicious car accident. With a succession crisis mounting, police chief Kang (Choi Min-sik) launches “Operation New World” in which he hopes to manoeuvre his long-term undercover agent, Lee Ja-sung (Lee Jung-jae), into the top spot by taking out the two main factions led by flashy gangster Jung Chang (Hwang Jun-min) and the unscrupulous Lee Joong-gu (Park Sung-woong).

In this world of habitual double crossing and confused identities, no one can be trusted and the only certainty is betrayal.

Recommended: 18+

Screening as part of the London Korean Film Festival On Tour - see the full film programme here.