Fate (2008 film)

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Fate
Fate film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul
Hanja 宿
Revised Romanization Sukmyeong
McCune–Reischauer Sukmyŏng
Directed by Kim Hae-gon
Produced by Kang Min
Written by Kim Hae-gon
Starring Song Seung-heon
Kwon Sang-woo
Music by Choe Tae-wan
Im Hyeong-sun
Cinematography Choi Ji-yeol
Edited by Choi Jae-geun
Eom Jin-hwa
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • 20 March 2008 (2008-03-20)
Running time 123 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$7,088,077[1]

Fate (Hangul: 숙명; RR: Sukmyeong) is a 2008 South Korean action noir film.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Gang members Woo-min, Cheol-jung, Do-wan and Yeong-hwan are close friends, who, with the help of older gang member Gang-seop, decide to rob a casino so they can start their lives over. But Cheol-jung betrays the others, and Woo-min ends up in prison. After serving his time, Woo-min tries to stay out of trouble, but finds himself drawn back into the underworld.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Before filming was complete, the Japanese distribution rights to Fate were presold to Formula Entertainment for US$2 million, a relatively high sum due to Kwon Sang-woo's Korean Wave fanbase.[6][7]

The film was not a big success, selling only 858,215 tickets nationwide.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sookmyeong (The Fate)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
  2. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (18 March 2008). "Actors Kwon, Song Get Rough in Fate". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  3. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (20 March 2008). "Fate, When Pretty Boys Go Bad". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  4. ^ "A Whole New Destiny for Song Seung-hun". The Chosun Ilbo. 24 March 2008. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  5. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (3 April 2008). "Herald Interview: Kim In-kwon plays a ruthless villain". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Korean Film Sold to Japan". The Korea Times. 21 August 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  7. ^ Yi, Chang-ho (24 August 2007). "Sookmyeong Pre-sold for Yearly High". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  8. ^ "Theatrical Releases in 2008: Box-Office Admission Results". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2013-08-06.

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