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The Art of Fighting (2006)

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Just watched this action/black comedy from Korea. Read alot of mixed reviews about it but I thought it was pretty damn good. Action was more realistic and brutal, not stylized. Kind of similar to Karate Kid... if Mr Miyagi was a psychotic grizzled criminal on the lam. Worth a watch.

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Sounds interesting, I'm gonna have to check this film out. I know you said the fighting was more realistic instead of stylized, but what type of Martial Arts was used in the fights? Was it like a MMA style or more like TKD or Karate?

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REVIEW: The Art of Fighting (2006)

Fending off bullies by any means is the subject of director Shin Han-sol’s dryly comedic actioner THE ART OF FIGHTING, starring 3-IRON’s Jae Hee and Baek Yun-sik (SAVE THE GREEN PLANET). It’s essentially a Korean KARATE KID with more bite, smarmy black humor and an uneven mixture of reality-based and absurd fight choreography from VOLCANO HIGH action director Lee Eung-jun. (more…)

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