A Company Man

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A Company Man
A Company Man-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for A Company Man
Directed byIm Sang-yoon
Produced byOh Joo-hyeon
Yu Jeong-hoon
Jeong Yong-wook
Written byIm Sang-yoon
StarringSo Ji-sub
Lee Mi-yeon
Kwak Do-won
Kim Dong-jun
Music byMowg
CinematographyLee Hyeong-deok
Editing byNam Na-yeong
Distributed byShowbox/Mediaplex
Release dates
  • 11 October 2012 (2012-10-11)
Running time96 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Budget₩4 billion
Box officeUS$7,339,398[1]
 
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A Company Man
A Company Man-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for A Company Man
Directed byIm Sang-yoon
Produced byOh Joo-hyeon
Yu Jeong-hoon
Jeong Yong-wook
Written byIm Sang-yoon
StarringSo Ji-sub
Lee Mi-yeon
Kwak Do-won
Kim Dong-jun
Music byMowg
CinematographyLee Hyeong-deok
Editing byNam Na-yeong
Distributed byShowbox/Mediaplex
Release dates
  • 11 October 2012 (2012-10-11)
Running time96 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Budget₩4 billion
Box officeUS$7,339,398[1]

A Company Man (Hangul: 회사원; RR: Hoi-sa-won) is a 2012 South Korean action thriller film, starring So Ji-sub, Lee Mi-yeon, Kwak Do-won and Kim Dong-jun. It is about a hitman who find himself targeted by his ex-employers after he falls in love with a single mother and quits his job.[2][3][4][5]

Plot[edit]

Hyeong-do (So Ji-sub) wears a suit and tie like any other rank-and-file white collar worker... except his profession is a hitman. Seemingly a section chief in the sales division of a metal fabrication company that is actually a front for an organization of hit men, Hyeong-do is regarded as one of the best contract killers in the business and is up for promotion soon. One day, he meets a single mother named Su-yeon (Lee Mi-yeon) and instantly falls in love. Feeling guilty about his bloody past, Hyeong-do tries to quit the "manufacturer" to the surprise of his colleagues and his enemies. Seen as a loose end, he is immediately hunted down by his former employers.[6]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film achieved one million admissions 12 days after its release. It was sold to 55 countries including Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand in Asia, as well as France, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium in Europe.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoesawon (The Killer) (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. ^ Park, Eun-jee (14 September 2012). "In Company Man, murder is business as usual". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  3. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (10 October 201). "So Ji Sub and Lee Mi Yeon Act in Neat Romance for A Company Man". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  4. ^ Lee, Claire (15 October 2012). "When a Company Man tries to quit his job". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  5. ^ Baek, Byung-yeul (18 October 2012). "'All I wanted was to quit my job'". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  6. ^ Brown, Todd (20 June 201). "New Poster For Korean Hitman Thriller A COMPANY MAN". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  7. ^ Lee, Eun-seon (23 October 2012). "SO Ji-sub of A Company Man". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  8. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (12 September 2012). "So Ji-sub reveals difficulties of keeping acting profession". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  9. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (13 September 2012). "So Ji-sub almost walked off the set". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  10. ^ Jung, Ji-won (11 October 2012). "Tough guy gets tougher in new film Company Man". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  11. ^ Lee, Claire (18 October 2012). "A Company Man star 'understands' office grind". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  12. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (16 October 2012). "Lee Mi-yeon says So Ji-sub is boring and awkward". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  13. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (5 October 201). "BIFF: Kwak Do Won Says So Ji Sub is Handsome and Nice". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  14. ^ "CJ and Showbox close a bevy of international sales". Korean Film Biz Zone. Korean Film Council. 30 May 201. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  15. ^ Jang, Sung-ran (29 October 2012). "A Company Man Sold to 55 Countries". Korean Film Biz Zone. Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 

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