Despite their different family backgrounds, four friends grew up together in the wearisome years of the 70s. But as time goes by, each of them takes a different life path. After enrolling in college, Sang-taek and Joong-ho return to visit Dong-su (Jang Dong-gun) and Joon-suk (Yoo Oh-sung), only to find one of them in jail and the other on drugs. Slowly life takes difficult turns where friends become rivals in the crime world. —IMDb
Kwak Kyung-taek (Hangul: 곽경택; born 23 May 1966 in Busan, South Korea) is a South Korean film director best known for his 2001 record-breaking film Friend.
Friend, a drama where conflicting criminal alliances turn old friends into enemies, set a new Korean box office record with an audience of 8 million, and he received the Holden Award for the Best Script at the 2001 Torino Film Festival. In 2003 he received an award at the Philadelphia Film Festival for the tragic boxer film Champion. His 2005 action film Typhoon, however, was a big budget flop. —Wikipedia