The Cut Runs Deep | 1998
Ben, a sixteen year old boy of Hungarian and Korean decent, works as a delivery boy in a Chinese restaurant in New York City. One day he sees Mina, a beautiful Korean woman who works as a high-priced prostitute, and becomes infatuated with her. On a routine delivery he comes into contact with J.D., the charismatic leader of a Korean gang, and eventually becomes a member. When J.D. mysteriously disappears, Ben and the rest of the gang are left to flounder in an underground world of violence and debauchery. In an attempt to rescue Mina from a life of prostitution, Ben plans a risky heist with his gang, but the plan goes astray and his entire crew is killed by a rival gang. Ben is left on the run from the police and he and Mina hide out in an all-night diner, dreaming about their future while they await their inevitable capture. Mina betrays Ben and escapes at the last minute and watches as the police arrive.