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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, captivating, suspense, noir
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, police, mafia, rise to the top, ambition, gang war, betrayal, graphic violence, rise and fall, disorder, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, district attorney, police officer, gang, crime investigation, corrupt official, yakuza, gang leader, gang member, gangster boss, government corruption, drug cartel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south korea, busan, asia, korea

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