Nameless Gangster: Rules of Time

YOON Jong-bin|Korea|2012|133min |18+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
411 7/2  10:30 - 12:43 MEGABOX BucheonStarfieldCity 4 18
604 7/4  10:30 - 12:43 CGV Sopung 4 18
411 7/2  10:30 - 12:43MEGABOX BucheonStarfieldCity 4
604 7/4  10:30 - 12:43CGV Sopung 4

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Program Note

Busan, 1982. A corrupt customs officer Choi Ik-hyun in danger of being laid off finds methamphetamine during an inspection. He decides to earn big money for the final time and gets in touch with Choi Hyung-bae, a young boss of the biggest gang in Busan. They smuggle the goods to Japan. With his eloquence and outstanding sociability, Ik-hyun wins the trust of Hyung-bae, the number one fist in Busan. As their power begins to spread over the Busan region, the two men relish their authority. However, as the government declares war against crime in 1990, loyalty within the group is stained and betrayal is rampant. Who will be left standing at the end of this fierce battle?

Program Note

Busan in 1982, Ik-hyeon, a corrupt customs officer facing a layoff, stumbles upon heroin and decides to make a fortune from it. In this incident, which sets him on a path to greater criminality, he meets Hyung-bae, a business partner for drug trafficking. Hyung-bae’s back-alley skills and Ik-hyeon’s lobbying skills propel them to the top of the underground world, but the declaration of the war on crime in the 1990s puts a crack in their relationship. With a dramatic story, interesting characters, an amazing cast, and a memorable setting, Nameless Gangster: Rules of Time ultimately boils down to Choi Min Sik’s portrayal of Ik-hyeon. Although he appears to have no special talent other than his audacity and ambition to succeed, Ik-hyeon takes on the central role in the story because this character symbolizes the way power is exercised in Korean society. Thanks to his skillful performance, the audience can witness the transformation of an insignificant commoner with nothing but pride into a criminal, feeling a mix of disgust and fascination. (JANG Byungwon)



YOON Jong-bin

Born in Busan in 1979, he graduated from Chung-Ang University's department of film and debuted with his first feature film, The Unforgiven in 2005. He directed The Moonlight of Seoul (2008), KUNDO : Age of the Rampant (2014), and The Spy Gone North (2017), and directed his first series Narco Saints (2022).


Producer PARK Shin-kyu, HAN Jae-duk
Screenplay YOON Jong-bin
Cinematographer KO Rak-sun
Editor KIM Sang-bum, KIM Jae-beom
Sound KIM Suk-won, KIM Chang-sub
Music CHO Young-wook
Production Design CHO Hwa-sung
Cast 최민식 CHOI Min Sik, 하정우 HA Jung-woo, 김성균 KIM Sung-kyun