Thursday, August 02, 2007

No Mercy for the Rude

Gangsters and violent death seem to be a popular subjects for South Korean film makers, so it should come as no surprise to hear that the hero of No Mercy for the Rude is a hit man. He also has a severe speech impediment and is saving up for surgery, while dreaming of becoming a matador. He was bullied at school and hence wants only to kill rude and ill mannered people. His best friend is an ex-ballet dance (who retired after a knee injury) and together they kill people stylishly.

The first half of the film is largely a comedy as first a bar girl and then a local street kid decide to move into his apartment. The mood gets darker though still, with some humour, in the second half after a kill goes wrong and the intended victim sends his henchmen after the two hit men.

Ian's rating: 3.5/5

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