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  1. A Bittersweet Life (Korean: 달콤한 인생; RR: Dalkomhan insaeng; lit. "The Sweet Life") is a 2005 South Korean action film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. It stars Lee Byung-hun as Sun-woo, a hitman who is ordered by his boss Kang to keep an eye on his mistress Hee-soo. A violent encounter with her lover brings Sun-woo to a realization that he must not kill him and this is where the trouble begins; seeing Sun-woo refusing to comply with his orders, Kang decides to get him killed despite his longtime loyalty. However, Sun-woo violently escapes execution and sets out to exact revenge upon Kang and his henchmen. The film was released theatrically in South Korea on 1 April 2005. It opened on 265 screens throughout the country, and registered a total of 1,112,950 admissions by the end of its run. It was also screened out of competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. A 30 seconds longer director's cut was later released, featuring slight cutting and re-arrangement of scenes, swapping of music placement and some additional scenes that do not appear in the theatrical cut. The film received an unofficial Indian remake titled Awarapan in 2007.


  1. The numerical value of a bittersweet life in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. The numerical value of a bittersweet life in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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