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Eun-jin (Shin Eun-kyung) is the toughest gangsterboss in town - and she
is a woman, but in many ways she's more man than most men. But she's got a
soft spot for her sister, Yu-jin, who is suffering from terminal cancer,
and wants to fulfill her every wish, just to make her remaining time on
earth a happy one. But now Yu-jin asks Eun-jin to marry ...
has so far always looked down on men as weaklings, now learns to be a
woman, and after a few failures, she finds a husband-to-be in Soo-il (Park
Sang Myeon), who is on one hand an insignificant loser, on the other
though courteous and mild-mannered, and in no way a match for Eun-jin. Of
course though, he must not know that she is a gangster.
ceremony almost gets out of hands when a rival gang attacks, but Eun-jin's
men somehow manage to gloss over everything. The wedding night though
turns out to be a disaster as Eun-jin, who has never been with a man,
panics and locks herself in the bathroom until Soo-il drinks himself to
sleep. From that on, the union of Soo-il and Eun-jin becomes a more and
more unhappy marriage, but they put up the facade anyways, Eun-jin for her
dying sister's sake, and Soo-il because he's such a nice guy - and because
he somehow really loves Eun-jin despite everything.
Then out of the blue
Yu-jin wants Eun-jin to have a baby, and for her sister's sake, Eun-jin
overcomes her disdain for male flesh and has sex with Soo-il - almost
permanently. Finally, she does get pregnant ...
Then a gangwar breaks
out, and Eun-jin's men are on the losing side, until Eun-jin shows up and
tries to turn the tide - but even she can't save the day and is beaten to
a pulp. Worse yet, she loses her baby.
Soo-il only now learns she has
been pregnant, and learns about the whole backstory, too - and he would
not be a good hubby if he wasn't going to avenge his wife and dead unborn
child. So without any chance of winning, he shows up at a place where
Eun-jion's opponents have a party with a barrel of petrol, to set
everybody on fire ... and he fails miserably, but ultimately, his plan
works out due to a stupid accident anyhow. and with his assault, he has
proven himself worthy of Eun-jin ...
To put it bluntly: A film
with a predictable plot, predictably told, and even the humour is bloody
predictable. Sure, there are a few genuine laughs here or there, and at
least the whole thing is elegantly directed, but that's abouit it. What
doesn't make matters better is that at 100+ minutes, the film is too
bloody long, and the many subplots that are supposed to make the thing
more interesting only derive the story of its stringency that could have
saved quite a bit.
Granted, there are far worse films out there, but
that's not enough reason to watch this one, right?