Eye for an Eye (2008 film)

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Eye for an Eye
Eye for an Eye (2008 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul
Revised Romanization Nuneneun nun ieneun i
McCune–Reischauer Nunenŭn nun eienŭn ei
Directed by Ahn Gwon-tae
Kwak Kyung-taek
Produced by Chung Tae-won
Written by Ahn Gwon-tae
Kwak Kyung-taek
Starring Han Suk-kyu
Cha Seung-won
Music by Bang Jun-seok
Cinematography Hong Kyung-pyo
Oh Hyun-je
Edited by Kyung Min-ho
Distributed by Lotte Entertainment
Release date
  • June 30, 2008 (2008-06-30)
Running time
101 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$12.4 million[1]

Eye for an Eye (Hangul눈에는 눈 이에는 이; RRNuneneun nun ieneun i) is a 2008 South Korean film.

Plot[edit]

Veteran police detective Baek Seong-chan is on the verge of retiring to set up his own business. But he is forced to put his plans on hold when 1.8 billion is stolen from a bank truck, and then 600 kg of gold from an airport, with the thief having impersonated Baek. The following day, he receives a package of the stolen money from the thief, who identifies himself as Ahn Hyeon-min. Baek pursues Ahn, only to discover that he is being used as a pawn in a greater scheme of revenge.

Cast[edit]

  • Han Suk-kyu as Baek Seong-chan
  • Cha Seung-won as Ahn Hyeon-min
  • Song Yeong-chang as Kim Hyeon-tae
  • Lee Byung-joon as Antonio
  • Jung In-gi as Hwang Min-cheol
  • Kim Ji-seok as Song Yoo-gon
  • Son Byeong-wook as Kim Do-soo
  • Lim Seong-gyu as Cha Yeong-jae
  • Lee Jae-goo as Detective Park
  • Kim Yoon-tae as Detective Kim

Production[edit]

The first half of Eye for an Eye was directed by Ahn Gwon-tae, with the rest completed by Kwak Kyung-taek.[2] Filming took place over a period of seven months on location in Seoul, Jeju Island and Busan, and wrapped on 13 January 2008.[3]

Release[edit]

Eye for an Eye was released in South Korea on 30 July 2008,[4] and on its opening weekend was ranked third at the box office with 590,494 admissions.[5] As of 29 September it had received a total of 2,073,158 admissions,[4] with a gross of US$12,358,100.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "South Korea Box Office September 26–28, 2008". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 28 November 2008.
  2. ^ Lee Hyo-won. "Eye Spies Perfect Crime". The Korea Times, 24 July 2008. Retrieved on 28 November 2008.
  3. ^ Yi Ch’ang-ho. "CHA Seung-won and HAN Seok-gyu finish shoot". Korean Film Council, 18 January 2008. Retrieved on 28 November 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Eye for an Eye (2008) - 눈에는 눈 이에는 이". Hancinema. Retrieved on 28 November 2008.
  5. ^ "Korean Box Office" (Week-end 2008.08.01 ~ 2008.08.03). Hancinema. Retrieved on 28 November 2008.

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