Sun-Woo is not your typical hotel manager. He's intelligent, possesses impressive martial arts abilities, and is the right hand man of South Korean mob boss, Kang. Kang a ruthless and extremely dangerous man with one small problem; his unruly girlfriend Hee-Soo. When the insanely jealous Kang suspects her of being unfaithful, he orders Sun-Woo to ‘take care of her’. A forever-compliant assistant, Sun-Woo sets out to fulfil his task. However, when he finds Hee-Soo with another man he is unable to carry out his duties until he knows why she is unfaithful to Kang. The hot-headed Kang is furious and sends some of his toughest gang members to show Sun-Woo what happens to those who defy him. As Kang is the last person in South Korea anyone would dream of messing with, Sun-Woo finds himself in a heap of trouble.
A Bittersweet Life is the latest film by South Korean writer/director Kim Ji-Woon who took home the Golden Bell Award for this film at the Deajong Film Festival in South Korea. This superbly directed film is yet another example of Kim Ji-Woon’s talents and of the great work that South Korea has to offer. Hailed as this year’s hottest Korean title, A Bittersweet Life promises to live up to these expectations. HH