The Merciless

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London Korean Film Festival


Opening with a conversation about food followed by sudden, murderous violence, and fracturing its chronology into separate timelines, this latest feature from Byun Sung-hyun owes a certain debt to Quentin Tarantino, but is also a moody neo-noir, all existential musings, rain-swept treachery and savagery just out of shot.


Whether inside prison or out, ruthless gangster Jae-ho (Sul Kyung-gu) and his new young protégé Hyun-su (Yim Si-wan) struggle to trust each other in a world of endless double-dealing and betrayal.

BBFC rating
18
Year
2017
Running time
120 mins
Country
South Korea
Format
DCP
Director
Byun Sung-hyun
Cast
Sul Kyung-gu, Yim Si-wan

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November 3rd