Low Life (film)

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Low Life
Low Life (film).jpg
Poster to Low Life (2004)
Revised Romanization Haryu insaeng
McCune–Reischauer Haryu insaeng
Directed by Im Kwon-taek
Produced by Lee Tae-won
Written by Im Kwon-taek
Starring Cho Seung-woo
Music by Shin Jung-hyeon
Cinematography Jung Il-sung
Edited by Park Soon-duk
Release date
  • May 21, 2004 (2004-05-21)
Running time
105 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Low Life (Hangul하류인생; RRHaryu insaeng; also known as Raging Years) is a 2004 South Korean film directed by Im Kwon-taek.


The life of gangster, Choi Tae-woong is followed through the tumultuous events of the second half of the 20th century in Korea.


Film festivals[edit]

It was invited to the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, and screened in competition at the Hawaii International Film Festival and the 2004 Venice Film Festival.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients Result
61st Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion Im Kwon-taek Nominated
Hawaii International Film Festival Narrative Feature Low Life Nominated



  • Bocchi, Pier Maria (November 2004), "Haryu Insaeng (Review)", Cineforum (in Italian), pp. 63–64. 
  • Elley, Derek (2004-09-13), "Film reviews", Variety, p. 47. 
  • "Haryu Insaeng (Review)", Venice Film Festival Catalogue (in Italian), 61, pp. 60–61., September 2004 
  • "Im Kwon-taek's Retrospective". 5th Festival of Korean Cinema in Italy. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-31.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  • Marshall, Lee (2004-11-19), "Low Life (Haryu Insaeng)", Screen International, p. 30. 

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