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Undoing (2006)

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A crime drama set in LA's Koreatown, UNDOING introduces us to Samuel, who returns after a mysterious absence to reconcile the death of his best friend exactly one year ago.

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Chris Chan Lee

Writer:

Chris Chan Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sung Kang ... Samuel
Kelly Hu ... Vera
Tom Bower ... Don
Russell Wong ... Leon
José Zúñiga ... Randall
Leonardo Nam ... Joon
Mary Mara ... Kasawa
Julia Ling ... Linda
Bobby Lee ... Kenny
Kenneth Choi ... Danny
Ron Yuan ... Chang
D.C. Wolfe ... Stan
David Connolly ... Phil
Jennifer Tung ... Jane
Michael Li ... Gunman #1
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A crime drama set in LA's Koreatown, UNDOING introduces us to Samuel, who returns after a mysterious absence to reconcile the death of his best friend exactly one year ago.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's taking back what was once his See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

MySpace page | Official site

Country:

USA | South Korea

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,065, 6 January 2008

Gross USA:

$44,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,999
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Russell Wong got the part of Leon by doing a Christopher Walken impersonation for the casting agent. See more »

Quotes

Don: Why the interview?
Kenny: I mean, have you killed anybody? I know you probably have some cool-ass stories and shit.
Don: Ok, why don't you tell Connie Chung to sit back and keep quiet.
[unknown to the writer/director, Bobby Lee does a Connie Chung impersonation on MadTV]
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Interesting minimalist Asian American indie film noir
2 December 2007 | by docorbitSee all my reviews

This was obviously done on little or no budget, and they make the most of it. Sam (Sung Kang), gone for a year, returns to Los Angeles to get revenge for his friend who was killed in a drug deal gone bad, and to get back his girlfriend. The film is told in minimalist fashion, with a definite film noir attitude. The story is pretty straightforward, but serves to reveal Sam's inner turmoil. While most of the characters/actors are Asian American, and part of the film is set in LA's Koreatown, this does not figure in the story, and in fact there is only one moment--when Sam visits his dead friend's father--that we see something culturally Korean (at least, I think it is culturally Korean--I'm not Korean myself) and expresses his grief at the news he has to tell the father.

I found the film not exciting, but interesting, as a character study of someone who has done some wrong things and expects others to help him dig himself out.


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