A darkly comic and extremely violent gangster film with a difference, My Wife Is A Gangster, released by Premier Asia on 12th February 2007, became one of the most talked about South Korean films in recent years because of its remarkable mix of martial arts action, hilarious comedy, unique characters and all-round cool attitude. It's no surprise that shortly after its domestic release a fierce bidding war finally saw Miramax picking up the rights for a future American remake.
One of the key figures in the Seoul underworld, a woman renowned for settling scores while wielding a pair of lethal blades, gangland leader Cha Eun-Jin (Shin Eun-kyung) reluctantly agrees to find a husband and settle down at the request of her sister, who is dying of cancer. But her promise proves frustratingly hard to keep. What initially sounds like a simple task becomes extremely complicated for the romantically inexperienced Cha - one made all the more difficult by her being forced by circumstance to continue living the life of a gangster while trying to keep the fact hidden from her new husband.
To complicate matters even further, a rival gangster moves in on Cha's territory so that even if she gets up the aisle in one piece without her new spouse discovering the truth about her real vocation, there's definitely going to be no honeymoon period for this seriously mismatched pair. Strong on characterisation, smartly funny and chock-full of incredibly choreographed and sometimes unexpectedly brutal fight sequences, My Wife Is A Gangster is a unique and hugely entertaining entry into the Asian action-comedy genre.
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