The Show Must Go On (2007 film)

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The Show Must Go On
The Show Must Go On film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Revised RomanizationUahan segye
McCune–ReischauerUahan segye
Directed byHan Jae-rim
Written byHan Jae-rim
StarringSong Kang-ho
Oh Dal-su
Yoon Je-moon
Choi Il-hwa
Park Ji-young
CinematographyPark Yong-soo
Edited byKim Sun-min
Music byYoko Kanno
Distributed byLotte Entertainment
Release date
  • 5 April 2007 (2007-04-05)
Running time
112 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$6.7 million[1]

The Show Must Go On (Korean우아한 세계; RRUahan segye; lit: Elegant World) is a 2007 South Korean action film written and directed by Han Jae-rim, starring Song Kang-ho in the lead role. The film revolves around a full-time gangster who's aspiring to be a full-time husband and dad.

The film released theatrically in South Korea on 5 April 2007.


In-gu is a gangster but also a husband and father who dreams of moving his family out of their drab apartment and into a bigger home. Shunned by his daughter and nagged by his wife to get a respectable job, In-gu nonetheless perseveres down his chosen path to provide for his family. But his family life starts to get in the way of his business, and to make matters worse he is plotted against by the younger brother of his boss which favors In-gu for his abilities to enforce territorial rights.


  • Song Kang-ho ... In-gu
  • Park Ji-young ... Mi-ryung
  • Kim So-eun ... Hee-soo
  • Oh Dal-su ... Hyun-soo
  • Yoon Je-moon ... Director Noh
  • Choi Il-hwa ... Chairman Noh
  • Choi Jong-ryul ... owner of dumpling restaurant
  • Jung In-gi ... police chief
  • Kim Kyeong-ik ... Hee-soo's teacher
  • Kwon Tae-won ... police chief of police substation
  • Lee Dae-yeon ... company president Baek
  • Oh Jung-se ... manager
  • Lydia Park ... female employee
  • Lee Yong-yi ... granny in broken-down home
  • Min Seong-wook ... Director Noh's subordinate
  • Son Se-bin ... daughter of woman in mourning
  • Park Jin-woo ... reporter
  • Lee Jang-hoon ... Yong-seok


The film was released in South Korea on April 5, 2007, and received a total of 1,025,781 admissions nationwide.[2]


The Show Must Go On won Best Film and Best Actor for Song Kang-ho at the 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2007.[3]


  1. ^ "Woo-ah-han Sae-gye (The Show Must Go On) (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Box-Office Admission Results (2007)". Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Show Must Go on Wins Blue Dragon Award". KBS World. 24 November 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2008.

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