GenreDrama ScreenplayKim Sung-su, San Sim WriterSan Shim LanguageKorean
Release dateJanuary 1, 1999 (1999-01-01) Initial releaseJanuary 1, 1999 (South Korea) CastJung Woo-Sung, Lee Jung-jae, Lee Beom-Soo Similar moviesJung Woo-sung appears in City of the Rising Sun and Beat
The city of the rising sun
City of the Rising Sun (Hangul: 태양은 없다; RR: Taeyanggeun Ebdoa) is a 1999 South Korean film about two friends, Hong-ki and Do-chul in their mid twenties, struggling on life in the late 1990s Korean scenario. The film stars Jung Woo-sung as Do-chul and Lee Jung-jae as Hong-ki.
Do-chul is a boxer who is forced to give up boxing due to his continuous series of losses. Jobless as he has given up the sport, he is introduced to a debt collecting agency where he meets and starts working with Hong-ki, a swindler working as an undercover agent. Hong-ki believes that he can do everything with money, and frequently sees himself winning the lottery of life. As a gambler, he frequently bets on horse racing and loses every money he has. The two become friends soon after they meet, although Hong-ki's swindling eventually makes Do-chul to distrust Hong-ki and announce the end of their friendship. After a series of events that cause each one of them to lose everything they have, they become friends again and wish for a little hope watching the rising sun.