Die Bad + Introduction by Victor Fan
2000. Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan , starring Ryoo Seung-wan, Park Sung-bin, Ryoo Seung-bum, Cert 18 , 96 mins.
Action-maestro Ryoo Seung-wan launched onto the Korean cinema scene in 2000 with this sensational debut that was made on a budget of just 65 million won (£45,000) over a period of three years as four short films that were then woven together. In these four different parts, the film follows how the lives of two young men - Suk-hwan (played by Ryoo) and Sung-bin (Park Sung-bin) - change when Sung-bin accidentally kills another student in a brawl in a billiard room. Sung-bin spends seven years in jail, and is then sucked into the criminal underworld, while Suk-whan becomes a cop. Bristling with energy and full of Ryoo’s kinetic flare, Die Bad is a gritty but immensely gripping film about the challenges faced by youth and the deadly spiral many find themselves in.
Regent Street Cinema, 03 Nov 2017 8:50 pm
Also in this strand
Regent Street Cinema, 05 November 2017 12:00 pm
Regent Street Cinema, 04 November 2017 2:00 pm
Birkbeck Cinema, 28 October 2017 6:00 pm
Regent Street Cinema, 06 November 2017 9:10 pm
Regent Street Cinema, 04 November 2017 8:30 pm
Regent Street Cinema, 04 November 2017 5:30 pm
Regent Street Cinema, 07 November 2017 6:30 pm
Regent Street Cinema, 03 November 2017 6:30 pm
Regent Street Cinema, 05 November 2017 2:30 pm
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 03 November 2017 5:15 pm