Open City (2008)

Director
Lee Sang-gi

Main cast
Kim Myung-Min; Son Ye-Jin; Kim Hae-sook; Kim Joon-bae; Park Sung-Woong

Genres
Drama, Action, Thriller, Foreign

Description
Jo Dae-yeong is a police officer investigating a pickpocket ring with ties to the Yakuza. One day he rescues Baek Jang-mi from danger, only to discover that she is the boss of the gang he has been tracking.


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