PAIRAN (2001)

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Drama about a gangster who, on his release from jail, finds that times have changed. Unable to re-assert his control over his former colleagues, he is about to take the rap for a murder he didn't commit (in return for a handsome pay-off) when he learns that his 'wife' has died. A year earlier a young Chinese woman enters South Korea looking for her relatives but she can't locate them and will soon be forced to leave the country. She arranges a marriage of convenience with the gangster - who she never meets - that allows her to stay on. However she is seriously ill and sometime later she dies. The gangster and a friend travel to the town where she lived, and there find a final letter from the woman.

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