As of this weekend, one month after the South Korean premiere of writer/director Park Hoon-jung's latest film, New World , Well Go USA is theatrically distributing the new Korean gangster thriller, starring Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-shik and Hwang Jung-min and produced by Min-jung Park, Hyun-woo Kim, Jae-Duk Han and Woo-Taek Kim.
MOVIECLIPS recently shared a Red Band clip of the film, to give viewers a taste of the action other than what has been previously seen in trailers. The clip is pure taste of classic Korean cinema with gang warfare, with suited henchmen locked in fisticuffs, vehicular manslaughter and katanas.
The head of the Goldmoon crime syndicate is dead, leaving his top two lieutenants. Seizing the opportunity, the police launch an operation called “New World,” with the perfect weapon. The boss’ right hand man, Ja-sung (LEE Jung-jae, THE THIEVES), has been a deep-cover operative for 8 years, closely watched by handler Police chief Kang (CHOI Min-sik, OLDBOY). With a baby on the way, and living in mortal fear of being exposed as a mole, Ja-sung is torn between his duty and honor as a cop, and the fiercely loyal gang members who will follow him to hell and back.
Using inside information from Ja-sung to damage the relationship between the two feuding contenders, suspicions grow that a traitor lives in their ranks. Ruthless Jung (HWANG Jun-min, BLADES OF BLOOD) escalates the game by hiring hackers to search the police database. As Operation New World closes in, and with the stakes climbing higher and a gangland bloodbath guaranteed among those that remain, Ja-sung makes a final, shocking decision no one could have predicted.
Click HERE for a recent review from the New York Times. And don't forget to check your local listings. You can view the clip below or click HERE if the embed fails to load.
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