The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan

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The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan
The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Yeo Kyun-dong
Produced by Cha Seung-jae
Kim Mi-hee
Written by Lee Hwa-seong
Yeo Kyun-dong
Starring Lee Jung-jae
Kim Ok-bin
Kim Suk Hoon
Distributed by Sidus FNH
Release dates
  • 3 December 2008 (2008-12-03)
Running time
103 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office $1,417,267[1]

The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (Hangul: 1724 기방난동사건; RR: 1724 Gibang-nandong sageon; literally "Gibang riot in 1724") is a 2008 South Korean film. Described as a "comic action film", The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan depicts the gangster culture of Joseon Dynasty Korea, and is based on an actual fight that occurred at a kisaeng house in 1724.[2] The film was directed by Yeo Kyun-dong, and stars Lee Jung-jae—in his first film role for three years—alongside Kim Ok-bin.[2][3] Costumes for the film were created by fashion designer André Kim.[3]

Plot[edit]

The film is set in Joseon Dynasty Korea, 1724. Cheon-doong, a hoodlum from a small village, meets and falls in love with Seol-ji, a kisaeng at Myeongwolhyang, a luxurious bar. One day he gets into a fight with the head of the Yangjoo gang, but later faces a crisis when the palace decides to crack down on gang activity at Myeongwolhyang. In his pursuit of Seol-ji, Cheon-doong inadvertently incurs the anger of the top-ranking gangster in the area, Man-deuk (Kim Suk Hoon).[2]

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan was released in South Korea on 3 December 2008, a day earlier than originally scheduled.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boxofficemojo" Boxofficemojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04
  2. ^ a b c Moon Seok. "Count on the Autumn Harvest!". Korean Film Observatory #26, pp. 36. Korean Film Council, 2008. Retrieved on 14 November 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Lee Makes Big-Screen Comeback After 3 Years". KBS Global, 31 January 2008. Retrieved on 14 November 2008.
  4. ^ "[ChanMi's movie news] "Geisha House Riot" releasing one day earlier!". HanCinema, 30 November 2008. Retrieved on 4 December 2008.

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