(Korean Movies) The Thieves, 2012

The Thieves, 2012

The Thieves, 2012
Audience over 15
running time
135 minutes
cumulative audience
12984701 people
4th Film of the Year Awards 2013


10 thieves, 1 diamond
They started moving!

Korean thieves, Popeye, Yenicol, Chewing Gum, and Zampano, who are working as a team. Those who have successfully opened the art museum hear about new plans in Hong Kong proposed by Macau Park, Popeye's former partner. A guest who was not invited by Macau Park, and Pepsi, a safe thief who has just been released from prison, join the group, and the five of them head to Hong Kong, dreaming of the greatest twist in their lives.

Chinese thieves Chen, Andrew, Julie and Johnny are waiting for Korean thieves in Hong Kong. The thieves in Korea and China who do not let go of each other's vigilance in the setting of the best experts. Macao Park, who appeared in the tense tension, reveals the target he has planned. It is a rare diamond hidden in Macau casino <Tears of the Sun>. A risky plan with no guarantee of success, but unable to refuse the sweet offer of $20 million, they set out to steal the tears of the sun.

However, I believe in the secret Macau Park whose real intentions are unknown, Popeye who is aiming for the back of Macao Park's head, Pepsi, who can't forget his past memories of being betrayed by Macau Park, Yenicole who takes the cash in front of the team before the team, and Korean thieves. Not even Chen and the Chinese thieves. Ten thieves who gather to steal, but with different goals, gradually begin to come up with their own plans…

[ Prologue ]

The day Jesus was crucified.
It was the thief who hung on the cross next to him.

Thieves are an old profession.
Thieves have been with them since the moment people gathered their possessions.

Some thieves steal money, some steal hearts.
And some thieves steal the world.

This movie is about such thieves.

Director Choi Dong-hoon

[ About Movie ]

<Reconstruction of Crime> <Tazza> <Woochi Jeon>
2012 crime project directed by Choi Dong-hoon
Presenting the essence of Korean caper movie

Director Choi Dong-hoon, who has been praised for advancing Korean genre films by completing a Korean-style crime fraud drama that has never been seen before with his debut film <Reconstruction of Crime>, which mobilized 2.5 million viewers nationwide. In his second work, <Tazza>, he drew 6.84 million viewers across the country by depicting the real and thrilling world of competitive gamblers with thrilling storytelling and strong characters, setting the record for the second highest box office hit among all movies that are not allowed to watch by teenagers. And in 2009, through the first Korean superhero movie <Woochi Jeon>, a modern re-creation of the classic novel 'Jeon Woo-chi', he showed off his unique storytelling skills as well as splendid action directing skills, mobilizing 6.2 million viewers across the country, improving his directing and box office performance. He solidified his position as a well-rounded director.

This is the first time in six years since <Tazza>, director Choi Dong-hoon, who has maintained an unrivaled position in the Korean film industry, has maintained a unique position in the Korean film industry with such solid storytelling, vivid characters, and production quality such as lines and sights of village murder, while ensuring cinematic fun. is back with a new crime project <The Thieves>. <The Thieves> is a crime action drama depicting the story of 10 thieves from Korea and China who teamed up to steal the rare diamond 'Tears of the Sun' hidden in a Macau casino. Director Choi Dong-hoon, who returned to the world of 'thieves' following professional scammers and gamblers, is based on a character that is more abundant than in his previous work. is going to open <The Thieves> is the completion of the crime trilogy following <Reconstruction of Crime> and <Tazza>, and is a work in which all the organs of director Choi Dong-hoon are condensed. It will heat up the theater district in the summer of 2012 with the essence of a Korean-style caper movie with more spectacular sights and scales going back and forth between Hong Kong, Macao, Seoul and Busan.

Combination of top actors representing Korea and China
Pre-sale in 8 overseas countries
A global project that Asia is paying attention to!

<The Thieves> is a pan-Asian project with 10 top stars representing Korea and China. <The Thieves>, which boasts an upgraded character than the previous work in that it features Korean and Chinese 'thieves', is a Korean acting star that spans generations including Kim Yun-seok and Kim Hye-soo, and Lee Jung-jae, Jeon Ji-hyun, Kim Hae-suk, Oh Dal-su, and Kim Soo-hyun. Following the casting of the actors, Lim Dal-hwa, Zheng Ji-wi, and Lee Shin-je, the best Chinese actors, gathered together to complete the global cast of 10 Korean-Chinese Thieves. Kim Yun-seok, who continues his relationship throughout the works following <Reconstruction of Crime> <Tazza> and <Woochi Jeon>, shows a charismatic character through the role of Macau Park, who leads the center of the play, and makes an unforgettable femme with <Tazza> and ‘Madam Jeong’. Kim Hye-soo, who created a fatal character, transforms into a professional, legendary safe thief through the role of Pabsy. In addition, the combination of three outstanding star actors, Lee Jung-jae, Jeon Ji-hyun, and Kim Soo-hyun, who worked with director Choi Dong-hoon as the boss of the Korean team, a tightrope thief, and a rookie thief, is expected to provide fresh and thrilling pleasure to the audience. And Oh Dal-soo, who plays Andrew, who joins the Chinese thieves team and takes on humor to alleviate the tension of the play, and Kim Hae-sook, who shows a radical transformation from a national mother to an acting thief, add credibility and depth to the film. Lim Dal-hwa, an action star and national actor who represented the heyday of Hong Kong cinema in the 80s, is the opposite of Macau Park Kim Yun-seok, adding to the tension and density of the play. Also, Shin-Je Lee, who left an unforgettable impression on the Korean audience as the female lead of <The I>, was cast as a gunman, and the son of Ji-Wi Jeung, a long-loved actor in Korea, and also a director, was cast as a gunman.

<The Thieves>, which is director Choi Dong-hoon's new film and has established itself as the most anticipated film in the summer of 2012 due to the combination of top stars representing Korea and China, has already been released in eight Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, and Thailand. It has achieved a feat of pre-sale and is solidifying its status as a global project that Asia is paying attention to.

The name catches the eye
Characters with unprecedented charm and unique personality!

The movie <The Thieves> is the biggest viewing point of the movie, with the characters of 10 thieves with different personalities and skills occupying a major share. Director Choi Dong-hoon, who has had a knack for creating characters with unprecedented personalities through his previous works, regardless of the main cast, the ten newly created characters live on the screen with their unique personalities, from names that reflect their charms and history.

Macao Park, a planner who started to be called 'Macau Park' due to the legend of winning 8.8 billion won in one night at a Macau casino in the past, directs and leads all plans to steal diamonds, but he is a secret person who is difficult to guess what's going on. It leads to the center of a taut story. And at his suggestion, 5 Korean thieves heading to Hong Kong, the legendary safe thief fabsi who can win anything they can get their hands on, and Popeye who is used by anyone for any purpose, a tightrope expert who runs to wherever there is a crime Nicole, an acting thief in the last years of retirement, Chewing Gum, and Zampano, a rookie thief with a unique personality, add fun to the feast of characters with unique personalities, while at the same time injecting unexpected tension into the play based on their entangled relationships with different stories. In addition, the Chinese team leader Chen, the timid gunman Andrew, the cold safe picker Julie, and the action gunman Johnny's four Chinese thieves also catch the eye with their presence and charisma comparable to those of Korean thieves.
Ten thieves with different personalities and intentions, as if they had gathered with one goal, 'Tears of the Sun', but had different skills to take it. As if there are many groups in the world, they are called thieves, but within them, the rich drama and various charms of the ten thieves who dream of a shot, some dream of legend, and some dream of revenge, are intense to the hearts of the audience this summer. will steal

Overseas locations in Hong Kong and Macau
Full support from Asia's largest resort 'City of Dreams'
Macau casino real shooting

<The Thieves>, which was the first film directed by Dong-Hoon Choi to be filmed in overseas locations and drew attention from the production stage, is an action set in the heart of the city from a splendid exotic scenery through large-scale locations in Asia's leading cities such as Hong Kong, Macao, Seoul, and Busan. It has been packed with plenty to see.

Director Choi Dong-hoon, who first conceived of <The Thieves>, was drawn to the charm of Hong Kong, a city where old backstreets and state-of-the-art buildings coexist, and Macau, where the calm of the day and the splendor of the night are contrasting. It captures Hong Kong and Macau as crime scenes where the characters live and breathe. Hong Kong's apartment, a space where thieves with different purposes, but gathered for one goal, reveal their own desires, has completely remodeled the interior of the apartment building that has not been used for 10 years to create a space where <The Thieves> is alive. transformed The opposing images of Hong Kong's shabby apartments, where they plan and prepare for the operation, and the splendid Macau casino, where crimes take place through back alleys, overwhelm the eyes as the desires of thieves and the city's unique charm harmonize. In particular, with the full support of 'City of Dreams' in Macau, the largest casino resort in Asia, the casino, which is the main stage of <The Thieves>, includes real casino rooms, Hard Rock Hotel, Crown Tower, It was filmed in places such as shopping malls, and the reality of the movie was enhanced.

Jun Ji-hyun's tightrope action, Kim Yun-seok's high-altitude wire action, and Lim Dal-hwa's shooting scene.
Real action in the middle of the city
Meet the culmination of Korean-style criminal action

<The Thieves> presents the pinnacle of real action, from the flashy wire action in which Yenicol, a tightrope thief throws his entire body from a high-rise building, to a shooting scene in the middle of the city and a highlight action scene in Macau Park. Director Choi Dong-hoon, who wanted to capture the personality and reality of the 'thief action', which infiltrates a building to steal and tries to escape from a dangerous situation, completed an action full of speed and reality that was never before.

Jeon Ji-hyeon's dizzying action as she climbs a 30-story building in a Macau casino while relying on a single rope, blends with the splendid view of downtown Macau and overwhelms the eyes. It conveys an inseparable sense of urgency. And in the pouring bullet baptism, Kim Yun-seok's high-altitude wire action scene, which hangs on the exterior wall of the apartment and relies on the air conditioner outdoor unit, the window awning, and the electric cord wrapped around the building, thrills with a thrilling thrill and reality that does not miss even the smallest details. to present Kim Yun-seok and Jun Ji-hyun directly digested most of the high-level action scenes without a double, creating famous scenes that tighten the tension of the story rather than just an action as a spectacle.

<The Thieves> is a realistic and plentiful spectacle with the thrilling action of the actors in the background of the splendid scenery of Hong Kong and Macau, the exotic cities full of the scent of crime. will provide

'Dream Team' has led Korean crime films
The production team of <Reconstruction of Crime> <Tazza> and <Woochi Jeon> gathered again!

From <Reconstruction of Crime> to <Tazza> and <Woochi Jeon>, the Dream Team, who has led the box office of Korean crime films with director Choi Dong-hoon, have gathered for <The Thieves>. Cinematographer Choi Young-hwan, lighting director Kim Seong-gwan, and editor Shin Min-kyung, who have worked together with director Choi Dong-hoon while working on three films, are reunited through <The Thieves>. Cinematographer Choi Young-hwan and lighting director Kim Seong-gwan, who have been together as a team for a long time, participated in all of Choi Dong-hoon's films, presenting stylish yet sensual images that overwhelm the audience's eyes at once. Cinematographer Choi Young-hwan, who created dazzling and energetic videos from <Reconstruction of Crime>, where more than 70% of the cuts with the camera moved, <Tazza>, where various moving parts coexist, and <Woochi Jeon>, which revived the dynamism of wire action. Lighting director Kim Seong-gwan, who collaborated in making this more realistic, will produce a video that culminates in <The Thieves> with upgraded technology and know-how. In addition, Shin Min-kyung, one of the best editors in Korea, who is famous for his fast-paced and rhythmic editing style, adds trust and expectations. Music director Jang Young-gyu, who participated in <The Thieves> following <Tazza> and <Woochi Jeon>, plans to complete <The Thieves> with music that is creative, full of personality, and conveys the exotic sentiments of Hong Kong and Macau. In this way, <The Thieves>, which is a combination of the staff who have been working with director Choi Dong-hoon for a long time and have played a leading role in completing a work with both artistic and box office, captivates the eyes and ears of the audience with intense video and music that surpasses previous works. will catch

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