(Korean Movies) Nameless Gangster : Rules of Time, 2011

Nameless Gangster : Rules of Time, 2011

Nameless Gangster : Rules of Time, 2011
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running time
133 minutes
cumulative audience
4720172 people
4th Film of the Year Awards 2013


February 2012, 'The Age of the Bad Guys' begins!

Corrupt customs officer Choi Ik-hyeon meets boss Choi Hyung-bae!
Busan in 1982. Corrupt customs officer Choi Ik-hyeon (Choi Min-sik), who is on the verge of being fired, joins hands with Choi Hyung-bae (Ha Jung-woo), the young boss of Busan's largest organization, to smuggle the heroin he found during patrol to Japan.

Bad guys with heads and bad guys with fists take over Busan!
Ik-hyeon succeeds in gaining the trust of Hyeong-bae with her excellent improvisation and unique affinity. Hyeong-bae, the number one fist, and Ik-hyun, the god of Lobby, work together to take over Busan, and the heyday of bad guys unfolds in front of the two men.

A bout of bad guys who want to be number one. war on crime
However, when the war on crime is declared in 1990, the loyalty of the organization is broken and betrayal begins among the bad guys who want to become number one. In a fierce battle to survive, who will be the last to laugh?

[ Preface ]

The reason I wanted to talk about the 80s is because the atmosphere of the times seems to be very similar to the present. Looking at the world in which living well, regardless of you or me, has become the most valuable thing on earth, I suddenly felt like the generations of my dead fathers were coming back about three years ago. But rather than thinking that the era was wrong or that all those people were bad guys, I thought it was the era of kkondaes who worked hard for their beliefs, so it was a more compassionate era. As if a father was originally an object that embraces longing and compassion at the same time. So, the characters in this film are also not subject to cold condemnation, but are portrayed as sympathetic characters who have lived faithfully in their own way. People inevitably resemble the times, and people who are influenced by the times will design the next. The 80s were not a stable era in which everything was tightly packed based on common sense and order, but the 1980s, when dynamic changes were possible according to expedients, conspiracy techniques, and individual choices. In terms of cinema, I wanted to ask whether people change with the times or whether people change the world through men who have lived through turbulent times with more dramatic charm than ever before. But before that, I hope that the audience will be able to enjoy the drama, where the conflict between loyalty and betrayal, desire and complex of men who wanted to live a good and stylish life, laughing at times and sympathizing with them.
Director Yoon Jong-bin

[ About Movie ]

The age of loyalty, the age of betrayal. The heyday of the bad guys!
Sons of Poongun, take over Busan in the 80s in style!

As the title suggests, in October 1990, when President Roh Tae-woo declared the 'War on Crime', the film starts with Choi Ik-hyeon, who was arrested as the head of a gang in the baptism of a camera flash in the media. The film unfolds like a panorama of the 80s in Busan, where various figures are active, centered on him and Hyungbae Choi. The process of two people who take over Busan together while closely adhering to power, winning interests, and subduing competitive organizations is sometimes portrayed as pompous and romantic, and sometimes sloppy and cruel. The scenery of the 80s, when the logic of power rather than justice and order ruled, and money, fists, and power coexisted does not stop at mere retro or nostalgic material, but overlaps with Korea in the 21st century, making the fun of the play more interesting. make it serious

The young charisma of the noble Choi Min-sik and Ha Jung-woo!
A hot meeting that excites the audience!

There is a combination of actors that stimulates curiosity. A combination that raises curiosity about the synergy and clash of two people, while a picture of them together does not come to mind easily. That is the meeting between Choi Min-sik and Ha Jung-woo. Netizens commented on the casting news as a joke, the meeting of national killers is simply another expression of the audience's trust in the two actors' intense presence and acting skills. In addition, it is worth looking forward to unexpected fun in that it appears in <War Against Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys>, which is not a high-level thriller easily associated with the two actors, but is also full of comedic elements. From <Shiri> to <I Saw the Devil>, Choi Min-sik, an actor who could not write a Korean film history without him, and Ha Jung-woo, who emerged as the epitome of a new generation of actors. Choi Min-sik, who is not a gangster and a civilian, but a 'half moon,' shows a warm and smirk comic image after a long time, and Ha Jung-woo, a boss of Busan's largest organization, who will show a charismatic performance unlike before. This is the first reason why <War Against Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys> is expected to show what kind of new charms the two will draw from each other.

Jin-woong Cho, Dong-seok Ma, Seong-gyun Kim, and Do-won Kwak
A real villain battle with a strong impression and personality that makes the bad guys worse!
This is what an ensemble is like!

In <War Against Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys>, in which Choi Min-sik and Ha Jung-woo and representative actors of the new and old generations took charge of both wings, the actors with their own unique personalities and forces are solidly built, bringing the fun of the play. densely finished What makes the signs of betrayal creeping up behind the two of them, Choi Ik-hyeon (Choi Min-sik) and Choi Hyeong-bae (Ha Jung-woo), who are taking over Busan with loyalty thicker than blood, is the diverse group of characters placed between them. Jo Jin-woong, who plays Kim Pan-ho, the leader of a rival organization with a strong complex towards Hyeong-bae, treats Ik-hyeon respectfully as his older brother under Hyeong-bae's instructions, but inwardly overcame himself and gained the brother's trust. A corps of actors armed with strong masks and their own unique personality and acting skills, such as Ma Dong-seok as Kim Seo-bang, Ik-hyeon's brother-in-law, who has a handicap that cannot be a knave deep in the bones, and Jo Beom-seok, a vicious prosecutor who leads the war against crime in the Busan area. It makes it impossible to take your eyes off the film for a single moment, in which the story unfolds without a break. Whether they are on the side of the law or on the other side, these people who thoroughly strive for their goals show the true face of the villainous battle with the bad guys who represent the atmosphere of the 80s.

[ Production Note ]

The first production period of 3 months that felt like a war! Location Wars!
100% all-location challenge. Moving Busan in the 80s to the screen in 2011!

Compared to a normal movie that basically features 2 to 30 spaces, <War Against Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys> features more than 100 spaces. If it were a historical drama, there would be room for imagination because no one remembers those days. However, in 2011, this film was born with a mission to bring Busan in the 80s to the screen. The 80's are the near past, an era where people's memories are still filled with memories. The easiest option would be to build the set, but on a limited budget, the production team had to choose all locations.

As the producer said, “If you simply ask to take a picture of the street, you will get vomit in one word.” started to go In 21st century Korea, it was difficult to find a space that retains the taste of Busan in the 80s, which is always under redevelopment or construction in Korea. And when the filming location is decided with difficulty, the art team adds detailed art props created and rented by hand in order to keep all the spaces in the movie in one tone, and perfectly reproduces the look of Busan in the 80s to create realism. added The humble impression of the production designer who said, “It is difficult to say what art did because there is no space that I made myself,” sounds rather like a confession that testifies to the hardships experienced by the staff of <War Against Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys>. This is because he has successfully completed the difficult tightrope between historical research and cinematic creation within a given space.

The second production period of 3 months that felt like a war! Casting Wars!
The dialect is at the native level! Find the bad guys of the 80s, even their faces!

With Choi Min-sik's majesty and Ha Jung-woo's young charisma, the movie <War Against Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys>, a movie that gave the production team a sense of satisfaction and satisfaction just by casting the lead role alone, appeared so many bad guys that the producers couldn't memorize all their names. In order to fight the 'casting war', which accounts for a large part of the completeness of a movie, there is a saying that if you cast actors well in the movie version, the movie will roll on its own. The minor role should speak the Busan dialect at the native level. Second, the principle that the montage should give FEEL in the 80s.

In order to cast even the extras that appear for a few seconds that the camera glances at them as '80s-style people', the assistant director in charge of the characters rents a place to audition actors who are active in Busan, Daegu, and Ulsan for 10 minutes each. I had to meet the actors every day for three months. In the drama, Ha Jung-woo's basic gang members, who appear as the number one gang boss in Busan, are numbered from 1 to 13, and in the scene where they appear in groups, 30-40 bad guys and other gang members are also needed. It is attached to the casting board, so it is said that they were surprised when other movie staff came to the office. In the poster that has already been released, you can see the hard work that the production team put in for reality by looking at the faces of the characters walking down the back alleys of Busan in style. It would not be an exaggeration to say that all of the supporting actors made in Chungmuro, using some dialect and 80s-style, were gathered in <War Against Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys>, giving the audience the impression that the people of that era had popped out. I gave it to him and fought a live casting war to the point of being confused whether it was a data screen or not.

The third production period in three months that was like a war! Style Wars!
Make a real bad guy! A movie with a lively form is coming in a 2.5-ton top car, full of costumes!

The style that brings out the realism of characters such as vandals, bosses, and gang members who are neither gangsters nor ordinary people is also one of the important highlights of the movie <War Against Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys>. From Choi Min-sik's half-moon fashion from the 80's to the present, to Ha Jung-woo's boss fashion, who could have been called a fashion leader at the time, as well as the costume designer's philosophy that "a movie is no fun if only the main character is cool", They had to carry a full load of clothes and wage a battle of style.

When it comes to making costumes for movies that are not easy, such as <The Good, the Bad, the Weird>, <The Joseon Detective: The Secret of the Helmet Flower> and <The Last Weapon: Bow>, Kwon Kwon-jin, who has the best career in Korea, has made the most of suit designs since birth. <War on Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys> which became a movie. “If you act while sitting naked in the bathroom, I think that this person is a public servant or a gangster. Choi Min-sik, who praised him as “an actor who doesn’t need clothes,” designed 35 costumes to express 20 years of time. “A friend with a very strange charm. Ha Jung-woo said, "Even if you think it's a bit excessive, you digest it, and if you're weak, you make up for it, and whatever you put on it, you make it with your own clothes." The production team, who thought that the clothes would be very old-fashioned if the 80s were reenacted as it is, bought the fabric and made the suits to look great, and produced 150 costumes for the members of the organization that appeared countless times, and a total of 260 pieces. The clothes were always on standby. If you watch the actors on the screen as if they were possessed by the bad guys who lived in good form at that time, you will feel the reward of the production team who waged a style war in the middle of the summer of 2011.


Style Focus Dissection! Choi Min-sik & Ha Jung-woo, a real appearance transformation topic!
Boldly gain 10kg and get a full body tattoo that is harder than acting 'Boss'!

In addition to the acting ensemble of Choi Min-sik and Ha Jung-woo, who dominate the screen, the appearance transformation of the two actors for realistic characters is a hot topic. First, Choi Min-sik decided to boldly gain weight by 10 kg or more before filming for the character Choi Ik-hyun, who spreads influence by mobilizing all kinds of scheming techniques to survive and 100% pretentiousness. In addition, Ha Jung-woo, who transformed into a boss of a charismatic organization, was treated by six professional tattoo experts in turns.

Choi Min-sik, who said that the process of gaining weight was closer to neglect than management, expressed his humble feelings that it was good to be able to eat delicious food comfortably, but considering the process of gradually losing 10 kg of fat after filming is over, he is a mid-level actor. It must not have been an easy decision for him. Choi Min-sik's enthusiasm for the character breathes life into the character of 'Lobby God' Ik-hyun, who is bluffed just by saying 'Do you know who I am?' Ha Jung-woo, who had mainly played minor characters in the previous work, had to do a high-level tattoo work for the boss character, which had to be done by 6 tattoo experts on the chest, arms, back, and side, alternating 8-9 hours. Especially on the day of the morning shoot, it is said that there were many cases of people coming to put on makeup because their eyes became red because they had to stay up all night from the night before. In response, he said, “For the sake of sophisticated and reality, I stab my skin with a magic or name pen that is sharp like a needle, but I don’t know the pain unless I try. It appears briefly in the movie, but it is important because such details make the character Hyeongbae. One day after filming, I walked around the streets of Busan without erasing it, and the people around me treated me very kindly (?),” he said. Thanks to Choi Min-sik and Ha Jung-woo's unconventional appearance transformation, the audience can meet vivid characters in <War Against Crime: The Age of Bad Guys>.

Right, right, right again! Choi Min-sik's acting career is the most difficult period of his life!
100% real situation! It is basic to grab the nod of the head and kick it!
Check out Choi Min-sik's crazy acting skills, even realizing the right acting!

Choi Min-sik went through the most difficult period of his acting career. From the office of the nightclub to the bathroom, he performed a great performance that was mercilessly beaten without any restrictions. Choi Min-sik, who transformed into a lobby god who takes advantage of his splendid speech and all kinds of scheming to survive in a corrupt customs office, gets caught in the middle of a fight with the female boss for control of the nightclub in the play, and what kind of connection are there? Even the best and most powerful and evil investigator who can't get enough of Robbie is even kicking his butt in the bathroom. The beating scenes that were created so realistically reminiscent of a real situation can be said to be famous scenes that show Choi Min-sik's crazy acting ability, which is 200% immersed in the character and perfectly digests any acting.

Choi Min-sik, Korea's representative actor, is being respected by many junior actors as the number one actor that he wants to act with. As there were many scenes that were particularly right in this work, the difficulties faced by the younger actors who had to act against the senior Choi Min-sik were also different. To Kwak Do-won, who confessed his troubles about the bathroom action scene, saying, "I'm going to die because you said to hit me hard and without pressure," Choi Min-sik said, "I kicked my ass hard like a soccer ball" and showed passion for acting. In addition, before the head-to-head battle with the female president Hye-eun Kim, he helped directly from the movement to every breath, and as a result of filming, it was unbelievable that it was a fight between a man and a woman. “The most important point in an action scene is reality. Being hit and hit with a fake doesn't help the work, so going real is good for each other and for the work as long as it doesn't cause a big problem. And the real actor Min-sik Choi, who says, “Because that’s our job,” you can see the boundless love for this work <War Against Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys>.

This is the hot friendship of men!
Good friend! Life's companion! and… Cinematic comrade!
The close friendship between Ha Jung-woo and Yoon Jong-bin, which led to the third meeting!

In 2012, young charismatic Ha Jung-woo and Chungmuro realist director Yoon Jong-bin met again. This is already the third meeting. The two of them, who were in the same college as their seniors and juniors, had already worked together twice through 2005's <The Unforgiven> and 2008's <Beastie Boys>, and then came together again. Director Yoon Jong-bin, who pointed out Ha Jung-woo as the most pleasant person among the cast members through the last production report, and revealed that the relationship is more comfortable, familiar, and easy to communicate with than anyone else. As can be seen in previous works, the meeting of the two raises trust and expectations for the movie with director Jong-bin Yoon's sharp and realistic directing and Ha Jung-woo's acting that grabs the public's attention.

It is said that Ha Jung-woo and Yoon Jong-bin worked together as cinematic comrades to discuss the film together before writing the script, help with the role, and create a perfect work. In fact, through this work, Ha Jung-woo, who first challenged acting as a boss, was able to successfully transform into the charismatic boss of Busan's largest organization. Regarding each other, “Because this is the third film with director Jong-Bin Yoon, the responsibility was greater, and there were some cautious moments, but it was a fun time. I don't know what kind of work we will meet again, but he is a good friend and companion." And director Yoon Jong-bin said, “Actress Ha Jung-woo has a very diverse look, and he was confident that he would do well no matter what he did. Now, the two, who boast such a perfect compatibility to the extent that it would be disappointing if there was no Ha Jung-woo in director Jong-bin Yoon's work, showed synergy through close friendship beyond just actors and directors. heyday" was created.

Gem-like masterpieces representing the 80s on the screen!
A splendid revival in 2012 with delicious arrangement by Jang Ki-ha and the faces!

In <War Against Crime: The Golden Age of Bad Guys>, you can listen to the masterpieces of the 80s that will not only be a sight to behold, but will also delight the ears of the audience. [Harlem Desire] by the Yankees, [Heard It Through the Rumor], Lee Myung-hoon’s [Just As It Is], [Tell Her] of the best idol fire engine at the time, and [Harlem Desire] by the London Boys who dominated the discotheques of the 80s The famous songs of the 80's appear one after another, which makes you excited just by listening to them. In addition, music director Cho Young-wook, who captivated the audience with the charm of movies such as <Bat>, <Kind Venus> <Oldboy> <Classic> <Connection>, takes charge of the overall music and expresses the 80s with music alone. It is expected to captivate the audience.

In particular, in this movie, 'Jang Ki-ha and the Faces' joined the OST by remake of Ham and the Yankees' [Heard It Through the Rumor]. 'Jang Ki-ha and the Faces', who was usually a fan of Choi Min-sik, Ha Jung-woo, and Yoon Jong-bin, and participated in the music video in love with the trailer and movie, said, "The song and the movie fit so well with our band, so the moment I hear it, I want to do it unconditionally." It was just a thought,” he said, expressing his feelings about this project. In particular, 'Jang Ki-ha and the Faces' personally arranges according to the style of his band, perfectly harmonizing with the atmosphere of the movie, heightening the fun atmosphere. Jang Ki-ha's unique and charming voice that evokes nostalgia no matter what song he sings, and a chorus such as keyboard, drum, guitar, and bass, reborn as a new style, [Heard It Through the Rumor] is a song that represents a good time to live for the bad guys. It leads to a cheerful atmosphere throughout, and it is so addictive that it makes you hum on its own even if you listen to it just once. The music video [Heard It Through the Rumors] was reborn by combining the charming voices and performances of 'Jang Ki-ha and the Faces', rhythmic lyrics, and a melodious melody. raising expectations even further.

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