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Year: 2017

Original Title: Bulhandang

Country: South Korea

Length: 115 minutes

Genre: Drama


Distributor: Studio Canal

Suitable only for adults

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: October 27 2017

United States:


Ranking: 8,533 out of 14,167 movies (up 1384)


6.0 by 5 media


'The Merciless' tells the story of a surcorean prison, where gangster Jae-ho has everything under his control. The arrival of a new inmate, Hyeon-soo, will shake his apparently perfect structure, since the new arrival doesn't submit before anyone or anything. When Hyeon-soo saves the life of the leader, the two of them will forge a friendship and they will create an alliance. Their mission: to lead a organised crime band when they leave the prison. But betrayal is hidden in every corner of their fragile friendship. Among its cast, we can find veteran actor Sul Kyung-gu and K-pop star Yim Si-wan, on his cinematic debut. The film was premiered out of competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.


Cast The Merciless

Si-wan Im




Trivia The Merciless

Kyung-gu Sol had never played a villain until this film. The Merciless held its premiere at the Midnight Screening of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.