Man On The Edge

Man On The Edge
 

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Movie: Man On The Edge (English title) / Shaman Bum (literal title)
Revised romanization: Baksoogundal
Hangul: 박수건달
Director: Jo Jin-Gyu
Writer: Park Gyu-Tae, Choi Dae-Woong, Lee Man-Hee
Producer: Jo Jin-Gyu, Kim Do-Soo, No Il-Hwan, Yoo Jung-Hoon, Kim Yoon-Suk, Kim Woo-Je
Cinematographer: Jung Kee-Won
Release Date: January 9, 2013
Runtime: 127 min.
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Supernatural / Gangster / Award Winning
Distributor: Showbox
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Plot
Gwang-Ho (Park Shin-Yang) is the trusted right hand man for a powerful crime boss. His boss trusts Gwang-Ho and he is loved by his men. One night, his rival in the crime group Tae-Joo (Kim Jung-Tae) attempts to take him out with a knife. As Tae-Joo lunges forward with the long blade knife, Gwang-Ho turns around and grabs the approaching knife blade his hand. Because of this, his fate line on his palm is changed.

Gwang-Ho has a nightmare that he is being killed and he wakes up due to his cellphone ringing. It turns out Gwang-Ho has slept for 3 nights straight. Gwang-Ho is informed by his underling that Tae-Joo is planning something suspicious. While driving, Gwang-Ho notices a van that is following him. Gwang-Ho is able to escape from his car and run down an alleyway. Suddenly, a newspaper blows on to his leg. The newspaper has a large ad for a fortune teller named Myung (Uhm Ji-Won). As Gwang-Ho looks for an escape route, the newspaper keeps following him.

Gwang-Ho decides to visit the fortune teller. The fortune teller informs Gwang-Ho that he is now possessed and to accept the ghost he must perform a ritual. Soon, Gwang-Ho begins a double life as a crime boss and a fortune teller. Meanwhile, his enemies attempt to reveal his double life.

(Source: asianwiki)

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