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Breathless (2-disc Special Edition) [DVD]

Yang Ik June , Kim Khot-bi , YANG Ik-June    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Yang Ik June, Kim Khot-bi, Jeong Man-shik
  • Directors: YANG Ik-June
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Terracotta Media
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Mar 2010
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002T5QMJC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,101 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Multiple award winning film on the cyclical nature of violence in society Sang-hoon is a low-life gangster debt-collector, trying to make good his life. His world is a violent one, where he even thinks nothing of lashing out at two policemen on patrol. A chance encounter with tough talking schoolgirl, Yoon-hee, sparks a friendship and mutual respect as they both try to seek redemption and escape from their surroundings.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw Power! 20 April 2010
Format:DVD
Written, directed, produced and starring Yang Ik-June - that's quite an achievement for any aspiring artist but when your debut is this good, on limited resources; it's nothing short of Breathless. I'm always interested when new talent emerges, especially one that has scooped numerous awards whilst doing the rounds at film festivals. Also, I'm a big admirer of Korean cinema. Breathless has a raw documentary style to its look; due to the budget restrictions and minimal use of camera techniques, but Yang Ik-June has done a remarkable job in bringing this hard drama with strong likeable characters to life. Yang casts himself as the main protagonist, Song-Hoon, but doesn't glorify himself in the lead role; which I found very tasteful.

Song-Hoon is a low life gangster working as a debt collector who isn't afraid to enforce his strong, heavy handed tactics against those unwilling or unable, to pay. He doesn't take any nonsense from anybody, including the law. Walking through an alleyway one afternoon, Song-Hoon spits on the feisty schoolgirl Han-Yoon (an impressive performance from Kim Khot-bi) who retaliates with some strong verbal; leading to Song-Hoon sparking the little madam out cold with one punch to the jaw. But, Song-Hoon has a complex personality, despite being a thug for hire he also takes care of his nephew whilst supporting his sister and father financially, and so he isn't about to leave the vulnerable schoolgirl lying on the pavement defenceless; he waits patiently on the curb for her to recover.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harsh, unforgiving, and beautifully poignant 26 Oct 2010
Format:DVD
This is not an easy film to recommend. It's harsh and tough to watch sometimes. But it's also incredibly poignant and beautiful. There is a starkness about it that draws you in immediately, characters that are both real and surprising, and violence that is at one moment darkly humorous and in the next moment, not funny at all. It is a solid piece of filmmaking in all aspects. Highly recommended, so long as you can handle watching very realistic interpersonal abuse on screen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie 8 April 2013
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Superb casting and fine acting is a joy to watch,as with all the terracotta films this is a gem.....10 out of 10...
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