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The New World (신세계)

신세계 (shin-sae-gye)

Directed by Park Hoon-jung (박훈정)

Screenplay by

Crime Drama

134min | Release date in South Korea :

Re-release date: 2020/05/21
A detective infiltrates into one of the biggest gang organizations in the country and gets involved in a fight for the heir to the gang after the boss dies and in between the second in charge who trusts him with his life and the high police officials who think of him only as bait.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The New World"

    Ja-Seong (played by Lee Jung-jae) has taken the notion of a deep-undercover police assignment to ridiculous lengths. He's been imbedded with a high-level criminal organization for so long that he's the trusted right-hand lieutenant of a man with a very serious claim to the overall leadership. Ja-Seong has a strong reputation as a tough, competent enforcer. He has a wife and  deep personal friendships with other people inside the gang. And as an undercover cop, Ja-Seong has had about all he can take insofar as living his life as a lie. "The New World" is an extremely emotional film. Not in terms of rage or anger, the typical gangster emotions, but rather love, loss, and wanderlust. In practical terms this movie is pretty much a melodrama,...More
  • [HanCinema at Jiff] Q&A with director Park Hoon-jung of "The New World"

    Earlier in the festival I had a chance to attend a Q&A session with Park Hoon-jung the director of "The New World". Audience reaction to the film was very favorable, and it was by far the longest Q&A session I attended, even though the film ended late in the night. Park Hoon-jung discussed a wide variety of topics, including not just this film but the prospects of others in the future using the same characters. Q: I really liked the way this film used cigarettes. A: Yes, for the detective Chief Kang (played by Choi Min-sik) they represent his humanity. Even though, as many characters point out, he really should quit. Q: I liked how, from the beginning Lee Ja-Sung (played by Lee Jung-jae) is really paranoid about fakes,...More

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 Kim Woo-taek (김우택)
 Production department
 Han Dong-wook (한동욱)
 Assistant director
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Score composer
 Cho Sang-kyung (조상경)
 Costume Design
 Cho Hwa-sung (조화성)
 Art director/Production designer/Set design
 Lee Seung-bin (이승빈)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Kwon Ji-hoon (권지훈)
 Martial arts team
 Choi Jae-chun (최재천)
 Computer generated graphics/Digital special effects department
 Jung Do-an (정도안)
 Special effects
 Baek Dong-hyeon (백동현)
 Martial arts team
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134 min 
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Airing dates : 2013/02/21
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2020.05.31 :  4 688 978  admissions (total)
As of 2020.05.24 :  4 687 530  admissions (total)
As of 2019.10.27 :  4 684 571  admissions (total)
As of 2013.05.19 : 4 682 365  admissions (total)
As of 2013.05.05 :  4 681 585  admissions (total)
As of 2013.04.28 : 4 680 726  admissions (total)
As of 2013.04.21 : 4 678 711  admissions (total)
As of 2013.04.14 : 4 670 319  admissions (total)
As of 2013.04.07 : 4 633 580 admissions (total)
As of 2013.03.31 : 4 544 333 admissions (total)
As of 2013.03.24 : 4 314 737 admissions (total)
As of 2013.03.17 : 3 960 315  admissions (total)
As of 2013.03.10 : 3 369 635 admissions (total)
As of 2013.03.03 : 2 530 054  admissions (total)
As of 2013.02.24 : 1 038 875 admissions (total)
As of 2013.02.17 : 8 214  admissions (total)

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