Hindsight (2011 film)

Hindsight (Korean푸른소금; RRPureun Sogeum, lit. Blue Salt) is a 2011 South Korean action drama film by Lee Hyun-seung, his first after a ten-year hiatus.[2] The film is about a hitwoman who struggles with her feelings for the underworld boss who is her target. The film deals with issues of age difference, and the Korean underworld. It stars Song Kang-ho and Shin Se-kyung, and premiered at the 16th Busan International Film Festival.[3] The film received a total of 763,776 admissions nationwide.[4]

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Theatrical poster
Revised RomanizationPureun Sogeum
McCune–ReischauerP‘urŭn Sogŭm
Directed byLee Hyun-seung
Produced byLee Hyun-seung
Ahn Soo-hyun
Kim Sung-min
Written byLee Hyun-seung
StarringSong Kang-ho
Shin Se-kyung
Music by3rd Coast
CinematographyKim Byeong-seo
Edited byKim Sang-bum
Kim Jae-bum
Yu Seung-yeop
Studio Blue
Distributed byCJ Entertainment
Release date
  • August 31, 2011 (2011-08-31)
Running time
121 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$4.9 million[1]


Busan, South Korea, the present day. Legendary retired gangster Yoon Doo-hun (Song Kang-ho) dreams of opening a restaurant, and enrolls in a cooking class, where he gets to know Jo Se-bin (Shin Se-kyung). Doo-hun then hears that his former boss, Man-gil, has died after being hit by a car; the gang's members need to find Man-gil's will to see whom he nominated as his successor, though most of them expect it is Doo-hun. Meanwhile, Se-bin's roommate Lee Eun-jung (Esom) has become indebted to some Haeundae moneylenders, who force Se-bin, in return, to spy on Doo-hun. After Eun-jung steals a suitcase containing cocaine from the moneylenders, Se-bin is ordered to kill Doo-hun but can't bring herself to do it. Instead, Eun-jung tries to run him over with a car and subsequently disappears. Doo-hun survives and takes over as head of his old gang, intent on discovering who killed Man-gil. Among various problems, he has to contend with Baek Kyung-min (Lee Jong-hyuk), an ambitious young member of the gang, and his continuing relationship with Se-bin, who is under pressure from assassination agency head Madame Kang (Youn Yuh-jung) to kill him.[5][6][7]



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  3. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (11 August 2011). "Song, Shin star in uncanny drama". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ "Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.09.23 ~ 2011.09.25". Hancinema. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  5. ^ Elley, Derek (15 November 2011). "Hindsight". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ Edwards, Russell (17 October 2011). "Hindsight". Variety. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (25 August 2011). "Actors help Hindsight keep focus". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  8. ^ Ju, Sung-chul (7 October 2011). "Actor Song Kang-ho". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
  9. ^ Hwang, Hyo-jin (31 August 2011). "INTERVIEW: Actor Song Kang-ho - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ Hwang, Hyo-jin (31 August 2011). "INTERVIEW: Actor Song Kang-ho - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  11. ^ Lee, Ga-on (31 August 2011). "INTERVIEW: Actress Shin Se-gyeong". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  12. ^ Lee, Ga-on (16 November 2011). "Actress Shin Se-gyeong's Movie Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.

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