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Countdown (2011 film)

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Director  Huh Jong-ho
Music director  Jang Young-gyu
Country  South Korea
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Drama
Screenplay  Huh Jong-ho
Writer  Jong-ho Huh
Language  Korean
Countdown (2011 film) movie poster
Release date  September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13) (Toronto) September 29, 2011 (2011-09-29) (South Korea)
Initial release  September 29, 2011 (South Korea)
Cast  Lee Kyoung-Young (Jo Myung-suk), Oh Man-seok (Swy), Jeon Do-yeon (Cha Ha-yeon), Jung Jae-Young (Tae Gun-ho), Min (Jang Hyeon-ji)
Similar movies  Jeon Do-yeon and Jung Jae-young appear in Countdown and No Blood No Tears

Countdown trailer festival 2011

Countdown (Hangul: 카운트다운; RR: Kawoonteudawoon) is a 2011 caper film that takes the audience on an entertaining journey through the underbelly of South Korea. Starring two of the country's top actors Jeon Do-yeon and Jung Jae-young, this highly assured debut feature by Huh Jong-ho premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.


Countdown (2011 film) movie scenes

Countdown official trailer 2011


Tae Gun-ho (Jung Jae-young) is the best debt collection agent in his firm, admired by his colleagues and dreaded by those he visits. He’s known for gathering his debts by any means necessary and keeps a cattle prod handy while on the job. Following a series of unexpected fainting spells, Tae is told by a doctor that he has liver cancer, and would need a transplant to have any chance of surviving beyond three months. So, Tae Gun-ho puts his professional skills to work, setting out to collect a different sort of debt by tracking down the recipients of organs donated by his late son. First among his sources for a liver is Cha Ha-yeon (Jeon Do-yeon), a beguiling fraudster with a long list of enemies.

Locating Cha turns out to be easy, since she’s about to be released from prison. The deal she proposes, however, which includes getting even with the sleazy crime boss who set her up, jeopardizes Tae’s future. He struggles desperately to keep Cha, and her liver, safe until the transplant — meanwhile Cha has other plans.


  • Jeon Do-yeon as Cha Ha-yeon
  • Jung Jae-young as Tae Gun-ho
  • Min as Jang Hyeon-ji
  • Lee Geung-young as Jo Myung-suk
  • Oh Man-seok as Swy
  • Kim Dong-wook as Nalpari ("gnat")
  • Jung Man-sik as department head Han
  • Kwon Hyuk-joon as Yoo-min
  • Kim Kwang-kyu as Detective Park
  • Kim Jong-goo as Director Yang
  • Oh Kwang-rok as Dr. Song
  • Bae Sung-woo as Dr. Ahn
  • Choi Jong-ryul as Gun-ho's father
  • Park Hye-jin as Gun-ho's mother
  • Bae Yoon-beom as team leader Hong
  • Noh Hyun-jung as CEO of CMC
  • Kim Min-jae as Dong office clerk
  • Jung Hye-sun as granny money lender (cameo)
  • Song Hye-kyo as pretty girl (cameo)
  • References

    Countdown (2011 film) Wikipedia
    Countdown (2011 film) IMDbCountdown (2011 film)