Unstoppable (2018 film)

Unstoppable is a 2018 South Korean crime action film directed by Kim Min-ho. It stars Ma Dong-seok and Song Ji-hyo.[2][3][4] The film was released on November 22, 2018.[5]

Unstoppable
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Theatrical release poster
Hangul성난황소
Revised RomanizationSeongnan hwangso
Directed byKim Min-ho
Written byKim Min-ho
Produced byPark Joon-shik
StarringMa Dong-seok
Song Ji-hyo
Production
companies
Plusmedia Ent.
B.A. Entertainment
Distributed byShowbox
Release date
  • November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
Running time
116 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Box officeUS$11.6 million[1]

PlotEdit

Dong-chul is a meek seafood distributor who tries to hit big bucks with various business opportunities that eventually go bust, losing a lot of money, much to the annoyance of his wife Ji-soo. One evening, while trying to convince her about a new opportunity in the fishing industry with the supply of King Crabs and opening a new restaurant. Dong-chul’s car is rear-ended by the car of Gi-tae, a female trafficker, who is attracted to Ji-Soo and kidnaps her the next night, When Dong-Chul arrives home after work, He learns that Ji-Soo is kidnapped. Dong-Chul receives a bag full of money from Gi-tae in exchange for the purchase of Ji-soo. However, Gi-tae is unaware that Dong-chul was a legendary fighter and gangster, who is now living the quiet life on the insistence of Ji-Soo. Dong-Chul and his friend Choon-Sik and retired cop Gomsajang begins a search which leads them to a casino where they find that the gangsters are smuggling Lorazepam and plates from Jangseang port.

They find the manager Park In-Chang of Business Club. Dong-chul checks In-Chang's car where he finds that In-Chang was present at the time of Ji-Soo's kidnapping. Dong-Chul tries to nab In-Chang, but escapes. With the help of the police department, Dong-Chul meets and learns from a deceased wife's husband that Gi-tae had offered him money in exchange to sell his wife, who was in coma. He relucantly accepts and felt guilty for his actions, The husband gives a file to Dong-Chul and dies by jumping off the police headquarters. Dong-Chul finds the visiting card of a finance company DS (Dae-Sung) Financial headed by Dae-Sung, who is Gi-tae's associate (Dae-Sung had gave the visiting card to Dong-chul previously when they accidentally crashed their car). Dong-Chul confronts Dae-Sung where he kidnaps him, which is witnessed by Gi-too from the CCTV Camera. Gi-tae calls Dong-Chul and blackmails him to kill Dae-Sung in exchange for Ji-Soo's survival.

Dong-Chul pretends to kill Dae-Sung and saves Ji-Soo. Without knowing, Gi-tae tells Dong-Chul to bring the money. The trio enquire Dae-Sung where they learn that the husbands are brainwashed into selling their wives in exchange for money. They manage to steal the money from the police station (as Dong-Chul had given the bag to the police). Dong-Chul reaches the Gangwon province and defeats all of the syndicate's henchmen including In-Chang and a car chases ensues between Gi-tae and Dong-Chul where Dong-Chul manages to defeat Gi-tae and hand him over to the police and reunites with Ji-Soo. The police arrest the gang members and Dong-Chul provides the information about the syndicate's activities. The film ends with the King-Crab is successfully delivered. Dong-Chul, Ji-Soo and Choon-sik inaugurate their restaurant Road Village, Fish Village and celebrate with a happy meal of King Crab.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Principal photography began on May 4, 2018, and wrapped on August 3, 2018.[10][11]

ReceptionEdit

On Rotten Tomatoes, Unstoppable has a score of 80%, an average rating of 5.9/10, based on five reviews.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Unstoppable". koreanfilm.
  2. ^ "성난황소". Naver (in Korean).
  3. ^ "Unstoppable (2018)". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  4. ^ a b "Don LEE Confirmed for Action Film RAGING BULL". Korean Film Biz Zone. 16 October 2018.
  5. ^ "마동석 '성난황소' 11월 22일 개봉 확정…핵주먹 액션 간다". Newsen (in Korean). 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ "SONG Ji-hyo Joins Don LEE in UNSTOPPABLE". Korean Film Biz Zone. 16 October 2018.
  7. ^ NEWSIS (2018-11-08). "영화 '성난 황소' 배우 김성오". newsis (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  8. ^ NEWSIS (2018-11-08). "영화 '성난 황소' 배우 김민재". newsis (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  9. ^ "'성난황소' 배누리 "떨림과 설렘 공존" 상업영화 데뷔 소감". ‘성난황소’ 배누리 “떨림과 설렘 공존” 상업영화 데뷔 소감 - 손에 잡히는 뉴스 눈에 보이는 뉴스 - 뉴스엔 (in Korean). 2018-11-22. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  10. ^ "UNSTOPPABLE with Don LEE Completes Filming". Korean Film Biz Zone. 16 October 2018.
  11. ^ "성난황소". Korean Film Biz Zone (in Korean).
  12. ^ "Unstoppable". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 2021-10-10.

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