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8 Ratings

For the Emperor

Hwangjereul wihayeo

Directed by Sang Jun Park
South Korea, 2014
Action, Thriller, Crime


A disgraced ex-ballplayer enjoys climbing the ranks of a loan shark mob but goes to war against the ruthless boss when the woman he loves vanishes.

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For the Emperor Directed by Sang Jun Park

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  • HKFanatic's rating of the film For the Emperor

    This movie shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as films like "The Man From Nowhere" and "A Bittersweet Life." It's more like the grimy, exploitative flipside to those other, vastly superior films. If all you ask of your Korean crime thriller is softscore sex scenes and well-dressed gangsters being filleted by steak knives, it'll do, but there are too many other titles to recommend before you wind up here.

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