Watch: 신세계 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – As Korea’s biggest crime organization ‘Goldmoon’ expands its powers, Kang, the head of police investigation planning department, orders the undercover cop Ja-Seoung to participate in project “New World”, that will take down ‘Goldmoon’. Ja-seong must choose either to follow Kang’s orders as a cop or to keep his loyalty with Jeong Cheong, the under-boss of the ‘Goldmoon’ crime organization..
Plot: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he’s spent years infiltrating dies.
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The Departed meets Godfather with a good dose of swagger.
Korean cinema has matured immensely over the past decade and 2013 has already seen The Berlin File which I believe would show quite well overseas. New World is perhaps a more domestically oriented movie that would be enjoyed more by those who understand Korean culture, however the casual movie-goer will definitely not be let down.
Take The Departed (Infernal Affairs) and Godfather, mix it in a blender, add a dash of Korean gangster and you’ve got a slick thriller that offers a bit of the brutal violence Korean cinema is known for as well as some humor. While not as polished as the Berlin File, it’s arguably a better movie when it comes to plot.
All in all, it looks like a great start to the year for Korean movies.
Superb crime drama
Park Hoon-jung’s “New World” is a top notch crime drama from South Korea. Its complex plot features Jung-Jae Lee as Lee Ja-sung, an agent who’s been undercover with the Goldmoon crime syndicate for eight years now and has managed to reach the position of second-in-command to the group’s leader. When the latter is taken out in a hit, Jung-Jae naturally assumes that his assignment will likewise be terminated and that he’ll be allowed to return to a normal life with his pregnant wife. However, his actual boss, Police Chief Kang (Min-sik Choi), has other plans for him, namely to stay an active member in the gang and to eventually fill the vacuum left by the assassinated leader. This, however, will necessitate eliminating the top two lieutenants, Jeong Cheong (Jeong-min Hwang) and Lee Jung-gu (Seong-Woong Park), his two potential rivals for the throne.
At times brutal and bloody, “New World,” nevertheless, remains predominantly a drama of character and ideas, as the “good” figures in particular must find their way through the moral morass that is the world of crime, where the fine line between good and evil, right and wrong, often has to be crossed in order to secure a desired end. And somehow they must do so without losing both their humanity and their soul in the process. For the embedded Jung-Jae, for instance, there is the inexorable pull to the dark side as well as the inevitable shifting of loyalties that comes from immersing himself so deeply into this brotherhood of criminals, while Kang, the Javert-like figure of the piece, is so obsessed with bringing down Goldmoon that he is even willing to sacrifice some of his own operatives to bring it about.
Sharp writing, intense performances, excellent pacing, fine direction and an ironically preordained conclusion all combine to make “New World” a must-see film.
Original Language ko
Runtime 2 hr 15 min (135 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Park Hoon-jung
Writer Park Hoon-jung
Actors Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-sik, Hwang Jung-min
Country South Korea
Awards 8 wins & 16 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red One Camera, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses (MX sensor)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4.5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema