15 years ago, an infamous serial killing case that left 10 women dead shook the nation. Now its statute of limitations is about to expire, and a member of the victim family throws himself off a building in front of the detective Choi who is the primary detective on the case. 2 years later, a man named Lee Du-seok publishes a book titled “Confession of Murder”, claiming his responsibility for the murders that took place 17 years ago. His book becomes a huge success, making him an instant celebrity thanks to his beautiful façade and innately danger that’s associated with his presence. Choi can only watch from the sidelines as his hands are tied, because Lee has been pardoned legally. The law forgave him, but even after the expiration of statute of limitations, the case is not yet over!
My first korean movie in 2013~ *Hooray*
So much thanks to Germx for asking me along, and thanks to ONE HD for the invitation ticket!
This Action-Thriller Film was another work from Jeong Byeong-gil, who had directed one of the Korean stuntmen movie back in 2008, Action Boys.
Many of you might think that this is just another thriller movie filled with fighting stunts and bloody images. But there is a twist in the movie that gives chills down your spine, which I would love to give applause for the script writers.
This movie drops small hints at certain areas, which would lead the way to the bigger picture of the entire story much nearer to the ending. I guess the twist of the story(which is the spoiler and I shall not mention) was something none of us have expected though.
Anyway, just a little more information about this movie.
The movie guideline actually links back to Hwaseong serial murders.
Hwaseong Serial Murders
Location: Hwaseong, South Korea
Active: September 15, 1986-April 3, 1991
Known Victims: 10
Survivors: no known survivors
Suspects: 21, 280 individuals were considered suspects but no one was ever charged with the murders
This unsolved serial murder has the distinction of being one of the first crimes of its kind in South Korea. While there had previously been active serial killers in the area, none had used the method of operation from event to event. This one was different. In Hwaseong, authorities were faced with something they’d never been faced with before – a killer who had gagged, raped and strangled ten women, often using the woman’s own pantyhose or socks as the weapon that killed them. An estimated two million police officers were called in to investigate – the largest number of officers ever assigned to a case at the time – and despite having 21,280 suspects, no one was ever convicted. The statute of limitations has now run out on the murders but police have kept the files due to the nature of the crimes.
I’m a little late in this short movie review, but hey! Do catch this movie as it’s currently still showing in Singapore!
I’m awaiting for my next korean movie this year, a long waited one actually. =D