Gangster High

Gangster High


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Director & Screenwriter: Park Ki Hyung

Release Date: Oct 19, 2006

Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.

Year: 2006

Rank: #6635

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 폭력써클

Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Alternative Titles: Pokryeoksseokeul, Pokryeok Sseokeul

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama


Sang Ho is an ordinary high school student. His dream is to enter the military academy under the influence of his father who is an army colonel. As entering high school, he became friends with Jae Gu, Chang Bae, Kyung Chul, Hong Kyu and Sang Sik. They grouped a soccer team called `Tiger`, building up friendship by playing soccer.
Sang Ho and his friends ran into a group fight with seniors, theseincidents made everybody in school to misunderstand them as they were a serious group of gangster. When Sang Ho becomes close with a girl whose boyfriend is a boss of another school`s gangster group, things are going worse.

Although Gangster High deals with high school gangs, its depiction of harsh is no less fierce than any Jopokyeonghwa, Korean gangster films. However, the film never romanticizes harsh. Sang Ho is not romantic at all, and he turns into a cruel fighter when violent actions are unavoidable. As in his previous film ‘A Whispering Corridor’, a horror film of fearful, nightmarish girlhood, director Park depicts reckless teenagers living in the world without compassion through cruel, cold eyes.


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