a company man
Slick Korean revenge thriller starring So Ji-sub as a stylish, yet solitary assassin, whose company operates behind the facade of a legitimate metal merchant. When he fails to liquidate a young freelancer, however, and discovers the lad’s mother is a former singer whom he idolised, this once by-the-book badass has no option but to protect them from his former employers and take out the whole company instead.

Very much in the debt of films like A Bittersweet Life and The Man From Nowhere – and never quite reaching their giddy heights of style or cool – Lim Sang-yoon’s film is nevertheless a perfectly respectable second tier effort, with So doing a fine job as the silent yet dreamy killer with a heart, and at a brisk 96 minutes, is never in danger of outstaying its welcome.

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