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A Bittersweet Life
- Year: 2005
A Bittersweet Life – rating:
- IMDb: 7.6
- Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
A Bittersweet Life – availability:
- Netflix: Not available
- Hulu: Not available
- Prime Video: Available
- Disney+: Not available
A Bittersweet Life – directors:
- Jee-woon Kim
A Bittersweet Life – genres:
Action Crime Drama
A Bittersweet Life – production:
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A Bittersweet Life (Korean: 달콤한 인생; RR: Dalkomhan insaeng; lit. “The Sweet Life”) is a 2005 South Korean action drama film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. It stars Lee Byung-hun as Sun-woo, a hitman who is ordered by his boss Kang to keep an eye on his mistress Hee-soo. A violent encounter with her lover brings Sun-woo to a realization that he must not kill him and this is where the trouble begins; seeing Sun-woo refusing to comply with his orders, Kang decides to get him killed despite his longtime loyalty. However, Sun-woo violently escapes execution and sets out to exact revenge upon Kang and his henchmen.
The film was released theatrically in South Korea on 1 April 2005. It opened on 265 screens throughout the country, and registered a total of 1,112,950 admissions by the end of its run. It was also screened out of competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. A 30 seconds longer director’s cut was later released, featuring slight cutting and re-arrangement of scenes, swapping of music placement and some additional scenes that do not appear in the theatrical cut. The film received an unofficial Indian remake titled Awarapan in 2007.