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IRIS

Iris

Details

  • Title: 아이리스 / IRIS
  • Previously known as: 쉬리 / Shiri
  • Genre: Action, mystery, thriller, romance
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2009-Oct-14 to 2009-Dec-17
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Synopsis

Kim Hyun Joon and Jin Sa Woo are best friends who were brought into a top secret organization known as NSS by analyst Choi Seung Hee and Park Sang Hyun. Hyun Joon and Sa Woo both fall in love with Seung Hee when she first profiles them. Their lives are changed forever when Hyun Joon is given a solo mission in Hungary. Hyun Joon later tries to find out who set him up and to figure out what IRIS is and wants.

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Accident (2009)

Accident

AKA: Assassins, Yi ngoi, Am saat, An sha, Yi wai
Year: 2009
Directed: Soi Cheang
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Runtime: 01:26:57
Country: Hong Kong
Cast: Louis Koo, Richie Ren, Michelle Ye, Stanley Fung, Lam Suet

Synopsis:

Hitman Fai (Louis Koo) and his team of three engineer the perfect murders. Planning down to the last minute detail, they carefully choreograph their kills in obtuse manners to look like freak accidents. One botched mission, however, leaves a member dead and the team in disarray. Was it an accident, or has someone beat them at their own game? Smelling foul play, Fai suspects that he’s been set up by Chan (Richie Jen), a normal insurance executive who seems to be somehow connected to the incident. Slowly losing his cool and his mind, Fai becomes obsessed with cornering Chan.

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Vengeance (2009)

Vengeance

AKA: Gunfight | Revenge | Fuk Sau
Directed: Johnnie To
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Runtime: 01:48
Country: Hong Kong | France
Cast:  Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Testud, Anthony Wong, Lam Suet, Gordon Lam, Simon Yam

Synopsis / Plot

A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter’s family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia…

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Rebellion (2009)

Rebellion

aka: Tung Moon
Year: 2009
Directed: Herman Yau
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Runtime: 01:39:40
Country: Hong Kong
Cast: Shawn Yue, Elanne Kong Yeuk-Lam, Ada Choi Siu-Fun, Chapman To Man-Chat, Conroy Chan Chi-Chung, Paul Wong Koon-Chung

Synopsis / Plot

While not a complete misfire, Rebellion is certainly less than one might expect from Herman Yau. Shawn “I used to make a film every month” Yue stars as Po, the humorless bodyguard for triad boss Jimmy (Calvin Poon). On his birthday, Po takes a night off, and that same evening Jimmy gets shot up outside a gang hangout. With Jimmy’s life hanging by a thread and his wife Cheung Wah (Ada Choi, in a ballyhooed screen appearance) on her way back from Taiwan, leadership falls to Po, and the rest of the gang isn’t too happy. Jimmy’s number two man Blackie (Chapman To) is especially incensed, and immediately begins undermining Po’s authority. Po cares nothing for power, and only wants to find out who ordered the hit on Jimmy – and all the obvious suspects are their own allies. Can he find the killer before the gang engages in an all-out civil war?

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Handphone (2009)

Handphone

Aka: Haen-deu-pon
Year: 2009
Directed: Kim Han-min
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 02:11:41
Country: South Korea
Cast: Park Yong-woo, Eom Tae-woong, Park Sol-mi, Lee Se-na

Synopsis / Plot

Talent manager Seung-min sees YOON Jin-ah, a rising actress, as his one last hope to turn his life around. Just as Jin-ah is on the path to stardom, he receives a threat from her former lover and gets her sex clip on his phone. Seung-min tracks down the culprit and retrieves the tape but ends up losing his phone. He realizes there is one last evidence of the sex tape on his phone and anxiously looks for it. Lee-gyu, who found Seung-min’s phone, calls Seung-min’s wife and asks her to come pick it up. On the night the phone was suppose to be returned, Lee-gyu doesn’t show up. Now Lee-gyu is the one holding the leverage. Seung-min tries to do everything possible to get back his phone but Lee-gyu’s demands are escalating to the point of no return.

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Marine Boy (2009)

Marine Boy

Aka: Ma-rin Bo-i
Year: 2009
Directed: Yoon Jong-seok
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Runtime: 01:58
Country: South Korea
Cast: Kim Kang-woo, Jo Jae-hyeon, Park Si-yeon, Lee Won-jong

Synopsis / Plot

A swimming instructor Cheon-soo loses everything on gambling. It also leaves him with huge debt to pay off for the rest of his life. His moneylender, Kang approaches him with a dangerous proposition. He invites Cheon-soo to become a ‘marine boy’ – those who swim across the ocean to smuggle drugs. Cheon-soo decides to take the chance and putshis life at stake for the last time. Together Kang and Cheon-soo come up with a matriculate plan. Yoo-ri is the daughter of Kang’s best friend. Since her father died, Kang has been looking after her in his friend’s place. Yoo-ri believes that Kang is responsible for her father’s death and secretly waits for her chance to revenge him. Oblivious of this, Kang grows affection towards her which leaves him feeling guilty. Yoo-ri and Cheon-soo develops feelings towards each other and plot to go behind Kang’s back and take the drug money for themselves.

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The Scam (2009)

The Scam

Aka: Jak-jeon
Year: 2009
Directed: Lee Ho-jae-I
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Runtime: 01:59:02
Country: South Korea
Cast: Park Yong-ha, Kim Min-jeong, Park Hee-soon, Kim Moo-yeol, Jo Deok-hyeon

Synopsis / Plot

Hyeon-su (Park Yong-ha), an unemployed, self-taught individual investor, hits the jackpot ? though at the cost of disrupting a scam by gangster-turned-financier Hwang (Park Heui-soon). Hwang, however, recognizes Hyeon-su’s talent and recruits him for his team of scam artists. They prepare for a 60 billion won heist, but a bigger scam is in the making within the group.

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