Going By The Book

Going By The Book

  • Original Title: 바르게 살자
  • DVD (Region 1, Two-Disc Special Edition)
  • Street Date: 4/16/2013
  • Feature Runtime: 103 minutes, exclusive of bonus material.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Suggested Rating: 15+
  • Country of Origin: South Korea
  • Year of Release: 2007
  • Audio: Korean (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: On/off English subs and on-screen translations
  • Video: 2.35:1 Anamorphic widescreen, Color
  • Suggested Retail: $29.99
  • Photos & Trailer


Press Release (pdf)

COPS vs. [Cop pretending to be a] ROBBER!

Sam-po is a small town with a major problem. Its banks are increasingly targeted by armed robbers, and local law enforcement's efforts to address the issue have been nonexistent. Incoming police chief LEE Seung-woo (SON Byung-ho, The Good, The Bad, The Weird) initiates an ambitious plan to send a message to the criminals and win the confidence of the townspeople. Every member of his force will participate in a "Bank Robbery Simulation" - unscripted training involving bank personnel and customers, plus a lone cop playing the role of the crook. And the new chief thinks he knows the right man for the job...

By-the-book patrolman JUNG Do-man (JUNG Jae-young, Moss) is dismayed to find he has been personally selected for this role. But when the dedicated officer is told to "do his best," what was meant to be a simple role-playing exercise quickly spirals into a nationally televised event!

Includes the feature film plus more than an hour and 45 minutes of video extras, all with on/off English subtitles!


Think Right, A Simulated Bank Robbery: The Making of Going By the Book, The Way He Goes By the Book, Cheerful Hostages & Distressing Police, deleted scenes with on/off director's commentary, poster shoot video, production announcement (premiere and press conference), animated promotional short, music video, original South Korean trailer, and cast and crew bios, plus 5 Points Pictures trailers.


  • 2008 Max Movie Awards
    • Best Actor: Jung Jae-young


  • 2008 Udine Far East Film
  • 2008 Filmasia Film Festival
  • 2008 Fantasia Film Festival

Going by the Book © 2007 CJ Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.