Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

NAMELESS GANGSTER: RULES OF THE TIME

South Korea, 2012 (MIFF 2012, Accent on Asia)

Director: Yoon Jong-bin

NAMELESS GANGSTER: RULES OF THE TIME

“A rags-to-rogues crimer whose finely chiseled portraits of greed, self-preservation and depravity are buttressed by powerhouse performances.” - Variety

Set in the 1980s around President Roh Tae-woo's war on organised crime, this epic Korean gangster movie charts a decade-long rivalry between a civil servant and his crime boss nephew. Ik-hyun (Choi Min-sik, Oldboy, MIFF 04; Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, MIFF 05) is a corrupt customs officer set to be scapegoated by the port authorities. Instead he forms an alliance with Busan's top crime boss, Hyung-bae (Ha Jeong-woo, The Yellow Sea, MIFF 11; The Chaser, MIFF 09) and the two start to take over the crime operations of the coastal city.

With more than a nod to the classic American gangster films and masterful performances, Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time was a box-office hit in Korea.

“The Korean mob film Scorsese would be proud of.” - Time

D/S Yoon Jong-bin P Park Shin-kyu WS Showbox L Korean w/English subtitles TD DCP/2012

See also...

UNFORGIVEN, THE

South Korea, 2005
“The best independent feature film of the year.”- Pusan International Film Festival The Unforgiven scooped a multitude of awards at Pusan and screened as part of Un Certain Regard at Cannes this … More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.