I called it the God father of recent Korean films, because No. 3 introduced for the first time some of the great new faces of Korean cinema. Min-sik Choi(Old Boy, Chihwason, Shiri), Kang-ho Song(Sympathy for Mr.Vengence,Quiet Family, JSA, Memories of Murder) and Suk-kyu Han (Christmas in August, Shiri, Tell me something) were stars who started recent rise of Korean cinema. At the time when No. 3 was made only well known actor or actress in No. 3 were Suk-kyu Han and Mi-yeon Lee.
The movie is hilarious. To be honest, I did not like No. 3 when I first watched it in 1998. It is strange and silly. No.3 requires multiple viewing to understand its subtle humour and great performances of its star line up. Enjoy the movie that started all in Korean cinema. No. 3 might as well be the first and the last movie in which Choi, Kang and Han come out together.