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Quebec premiere
Selection 2018

The Outlaws

Directed by Kang Yun-sung

Sat July 21, 2018
2:15 PM

Auditorium des diplômés de la SGWU (Théâtre Hall)



Kang Yun-sung


Kang Yun-sung


Don Lee (Ma Dong-seok), Yoon Kye-sang, Cho Chae-yun, Choi Guy-hwa, Jin Seon-kyu


M-Line Distribution


Best Supporting Actor (Jin Seon-kyu), Blue Dragon Film Awards 2017

Best New Director (Kang Yun-sung), BaekSang Arts Awards 2018

South Korea 2017 121 mins OV Korean Subtitles : English
Genre ActionThriller

Official selection

Dubaï International Film Festival 2017, Macao International Film Festival 2017

?Blends bloody gangland savagery with wicked gallows humour to thrilling effect?

Until lately, Seoul?s often rough-and-tumble, heavily Chinese Garibong neighbourhood has certainly been a handful for the district?s cops, but even flare-ups between local gangs are no great challenge for tough-as-nails Inspector Ma and his colleagues in the Serious Crimes Unit. But now things are different. The Black Dragon Gang has arrived from China, and has immediately made it clear that they fear no foe, honour no rules, and show no mercy to anyone in their way. The district?s underworld is thrown violently out of balance, and shockwaves of fear follow the Black Dragons? extreme cruelty. Ma and his team receive an ultimatum from upstairs: ten days to shut down the Black Dragons.

It only makes sense that Ma Dong-seok, AKA Don Lee, should at last ascend to top billing on the silver screen. Physically imposing (he?s built like a freight train) yet gifted with nimble comedic chops and natural dramatic delivery, he has stood out amid the supporting cast of such notable South Korean releases as NAMELESS GANGSTER and of course TRAIN TO BUSAN. From the moment he makes his memorable entry in THE OUTLAWS, Ma owns the screen and anchors this action-packed, hard-boiled crime thriller. His counterweight is pop-music star Yoon Kye-sang, usually a romantic lead on screen, detouring here into dark territory as the psychopathic leader of the Chinese gang. Brash, startlingly brutal, and spiked with sharp black humour, Kang Yoon-sung?s THE OUTLAWS is based on true events, the so-called Heuksapa Incident of a decade ago. ? Rupert Bottenberg


Sat July 21, 2018
2:15 PM

Auditorium des diplômés de la SGWU (Théâtre Hall)