2.0, Korea

Bloody Tie

New York Asian Film Festival2006 / Choi Ho > While promising simply due to its starring duo—Crying Fist’s Ryu Seung-beom and You Are My Sunshine’s Hwang Jeong-min—Bloody Tie ends up being a bloody mess. The premise is of a semi-crooked detective playing footsies with a dealer-turned-informant in a crystal meth-infested Busan. In theory, this could have unraveled into a terrific action/drama, however the muddiness of the plot, the opaqueness of the characters’ motivations and failure of the film to set a consistent tone combines into a rather wasted effort.