Fate (2008 film)

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Theatrical poster
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
  • 20 March 2008 (2008-03-20)
Running time
123 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$7,088,077[1]

Fate (Hangul숙명; RRSukmyeong) is a 2008 South Korean action noir film.[2][3]


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.



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]


  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. Archived from the original on 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  3. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (20 March 2008). "Fate, When Pretty Boys Go Bad". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2013-05-16. 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. Archived from the original on 2014-12-19. 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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