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Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012)
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Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012)
Original name: 범죄와의 전쟁
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A corrupted customs officer, Choi Ik-hyeon, faces losing his job. Then, his life turns around as he meets ganster Choi Hyeong-bae who has connection with the Yakuza. They quickly form a partnetship; Hyeong-bae helps Ik-hyeon set up a business with the money from drug trafficking while Ik-hyeon lobbies for his partner Hyeong-bae. As the government declares war on crime, however, their partnership begins to crack.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: gangsters, police officer, police, ambition, gang war, rise to the top, crimes, betrayal, crime, graphic violence, rise and fall, dishonesty, disorder, unlikely criminals, district attorney, organized crime, gang, crime investigation, corrupt official, yakuza, bad guy, urban, seaport, unfulfillment, casino ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea

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Duration: 113 min.
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