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Night in Paradise it’s not a gangster movie, it’s a movie with gangsters in it

When we talk about Park Hoon-jung, we talk about a storyteller.

Night in Paradise tells us the story of Tae-gu and Jae-yeon; their lives end up intertwined for a bigger purpose, without knowing it (nor planning it), but they share something in common: the loss of their families in the hands of gangsters and with that, the loss of desire to live.

Tae-gu from the gangsters perspective, where he is just a pawn in his boss game, the guilt consuming him and the desire of revenge as his only life purpose.

You suffer with him the transformation from a loyal, methodic, good-at-what-he-does but still with a heart to a cold-blooded killer, just a shell of a human; still trying to hold on to something, someone worth protecting

Jae-yeon from the gangsters innocent relatives perspective, where she had to witness her whole family die because of his uncle, they were all innocent and her world shattered into millions of pieces.

Now she has to live with her uncle, the one that she hates and wants to see dead. After all she had to endure, she is terminally ill, with less than a month to live, she doesn’t care about anything anymore and continually plays with the idea of ending her life once for all.

They cross paths when Tae-gu avenges the deaths of his sister and niece and has to fly to Jeju Island, to live undercover for a week, with Jae-yon’s uncle.

This super stylish noir brings us a breathtaking cinematography by the hand of Kim Young-ho, every shot, every frame you can just print it and hang it in your living room; the color palette is simply exquisite.

At the beginning we can see a nod to master Wong Kar-wai with the lighting choice he made to introduce us to this world; after that the colors are cold, even the warm ones looks like they are behind a sun screen, because they look a bit gray, washed out, even dirtier to set the tone of what and who we are watching.

Not only the cinematography is a state of the art, but the music accompanies perfectly the sequences, Mowg guides us through the whole rollercoaster this film is.

Is not a happy story or about remarkable people, but is a story about life and death and what we do with them, a story that is predictable, you know what is going to happen but you are so immerse in their world that, nonetheless, you enjoy the journey.

Hoon-jung usually gives us a really slow first half in his movies, so you can meet the characters, the background stories and even empathize with them; the second half on the other hand is the messy, passionate one, where all the contained emotions explode and nothing can stop what is about to happen.

I could split the movie in 4 scenes: 

The opening scene with all the prisoners, all the yellow lighting working perfectly at introducing us to this world; 

Tae-gu sitting on the street, emotionless, the camera focusing in the rain drops hitting the ground, haunting music with a car accident as background;

Tae-gu in the car, fighting for his life, face up, with mixed emotions between terror, courage and resignation at the same time while a melody of despair, sounds in the background making us feel hopeless and

The last scene, in the ocean, a bright one again, giving us a fulfilling feeling even if is not the happiest, is how things should be.

These scenes are tied by rain, rain is in important parts of the movie, when something is about to change, you can see is raining.

And what is the rain? Water in the form of droplets that have condensed and then become heavy enough to fall under gravity… that’s what we have in Night in Paradise, small decisions and events that have cluster and become a ticking bomb with just one possible outcome.

And of course, after the storm comes the calm and while we see the credits roll, we can enjoy really bright and warm shots with vivid colors, what we didn’t have through the whole film, finally wrapping up with the sense that “life goes on”.

The excellent performances of Uhm Tae-goo and Jeon Yeo-been made this story really worth of being told.

Park Hoon-jung keeps surprising us, this time with a full circle story (some words at the beginning that will make sense towards the end) and what it feels something like poetic justice.

Next Entertainment World, we will be waiting for a special edition release, because this needs to be in our personal collection.


New South Korean + Japanese Movies Coming 2020/21

A mix of genre films all from Japan and South Korea

It has been a while since I have put a list of South Korean & Japanese movies together for you. Below you will find a list of films coming your way in 2020/21. I hope you enjoy.

Voice Of Silence (South Korea)

Two men work for criminal organisations as crime-scene cleaners. They both receive a job which involves them in the kidnapping of an 11-year-old child.

From what I can see, it looks dark with some elements of comedy. I am not too sure about the comedy side of things but when done right, South Korea can mix them both while still delivering an engaging and fast-paced thriller (check out A Taxi Driver if you haven’t…that’s a perfect example).

Voice Of Silence co-stars Ah-In Yoo who starred in South Korea’s best zombie movie of 2020 #ALIVE

Hope (Japan)

Soon after a young kid goes missing, the parents get the authorities involved in fear that someone may have kidnapped him. Not long after his disappearance, a murder is reported. The person that was murdered was in the same class as the missing child. Evidence then points out that the missing kid may have something to do with the murder of his classmate.

Based on a Japanese novel, Nozomi released in 2016

Tokyo Revengers

The film focuses on a girl getting murdered by a criminal gang. This news deeply affects Takemichi who was once in love with the slain girl. After an accident, Takemichi is then thrown 10-years into the past. He tries to prevent this murder from ever happening. But with changing fate, the consequences are unknown. Someone else will die in her place and Takeimichi soon realises that things should have stayed the way they were.

Tokyo Revengers is based on a Manga of the same name.

Call (S Korea)

The story of two women whose lives are connected and thrown out of control when they receive a mysterious phone call.

When Seo Yeon moves back home she finds an old phone in the house. When she connects the phone, someone else is on the other end of the line. Seo Yeon realizes that the caller is calling from the same house, only they are 20-years apart.

Bolt (Japan)

At first glance, Bolt looks like a typical nuclear disaster movie. One that we have all seen before in movies like South Korean masterpiece Pandora.

While we do have a similar story about a nuclear meltdown, Bolt is explored through three different segments; Bolt, Life & Good Year. Each segment dealing with a different character caught in the middle of the meltdown.

The End Of The Tiny World (Japan)

Kida, Makoto & Yocchi have been friends since childhood. They have a strong bond as all three of them have grown up as orphans. Their lives change forever after they are involved in an event by a criminal gang. Years later, they are all major players in the criminal world but this has been their plan all along, they want revenge for what happened to them all those years ago

The Voice Of Sin (Japan)

The Voice of Sin deals with a journalist investigating an old crime that took place decades ago. A group of people were extorting cash from a number of companies. Their method for extortion was using violence which was enforced by a Japanese criminal gang. When two people find strange cassettes of the crimes their lives are drastically changed forever.

The Voice of Sin is based on an award-winning novel “Tsumi no Koe” by Takeshi Shiota which was released in 2016. The novel is based on a real extortion case that took part in the 80s.

The Werewolf Game: Death Game Operator (Japan)

This one could be my favourite from the list. And I had no idea, this seems like a franchise with the first film released in 2013. I have started reading a little about the movies. Ok, so some ain’t as good as the books it is based on…but hey what’s new?

In a way, the premise reminds of the fantastic Tzameti. I really don’t wanna go into too much here, for both our benefits. The film deals with some sort of game of death. People are kidnapped and forced to participate in a game with the rich & powerful betting on their lives.

The Werewolf Game: Death Game Operator is based on a novel called Jinro Gemu: Death Game.

That’s it for this list. Make sure to check back soon for more exciting content. As always, thanks for reading. Happy Halloween and stay safe wherever you may be!

Words by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

5 New South Korean Movies You Should Know About

I am back again with another list of 5 new South Korean movies I believe should be on your radar. I hope you enjoy.

This list of 5 new South Korean movies is a nice blend of different genres, so hopefully, there is something for everyone. It really looks like we could have some great titles on the way soon. And for those of you that enjoy the trailers, I have embedded them all for your convenience.


5 New South Korean Movies

Sabaha is a new South Korean horror movie from Jae-Hyun Jang, the director of 2015’s supernatural horror, The Priests and more recently, The House Of The Disappeared.

Again, Jae-Hyun Jang delves into the horror genre, he has proved himself to be quite the name in the sub-genre, so I am looking forward to seeing what Sabaha has to offer. Some people even think this could be a contender to give The Wailing a run for its money.


5 New South Korean Movies

This new South Korean action movie focuses on a teenage high school student with amnesia. She tries to piece together and learn what happened to her before she was found and adopted by an elderly couple. When she starts to remember her past she realises that she’s an unstoppable killing machine. Her new-found super-human abilities have made her a target by the corporation that created her.

The trailer looks so damn good and the reviews have been equally impressive. I remember this playing at last year’s Fantasia International Film Festival but somehow it managed to slip past me.

Another reason for us to get excited about this film is that it is directed and written by  Hoon-Jung Park, writer of Choi Min-Sik classics, I Saw The Devil and New World. I bet I have your attention now!.

Enjoy the trailer.


I posted the trailer for this new South Korean zombie flick on the Moviehooker FB a couple of days ago. We have a lot of South Korean zombie action coming our way in 2019. I plan to write a detailed article on all upcoming Korean zombie flicks in the next week or so.

The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale is South Korea’s first Zomedy (I think). It looks absolutely bonkers as you’d expect from an Asian comedy horror. In the trailer, it promises..with hashtags: #THE-ACTION #QUITE-THE-ACTION #ROMANCE #SPLASH-OF-ROMANCE.

Judging from the trailer I think we can expect a mix of American zomedies, Zombieland and Warm Bodies. I think this could be a lot of fun.

Enjoy the trailer.


With 2016’s assassin hit The Villainess, I knew it wouldn’t be long until South Korea offered us something more daring. While The Villainess did offer up some bone-crunching brutality, No Mercy just seems more barbaric and raw.

No Mercy (not to be confused with 2010 South Korean movie of the same name) looks like a ruthless and brutal revenge movie not for the faint of heart. The story of one girl and her sledgehammer smashing her way through a crime syndicate until she finds who kidnapped her sister.

Check out the trailer below. This is certainly one lady you would not like to fuck with. Enjoy.

That’s it for this movie list. I hope I’ve hooked you up with some fine future viewing!. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble

Founder/Owner/Editor/BigCheese @ Moviehooker


South Korean Films On Netflix Everyone Should See – Moviehooker

A list of South Korean movies on Netflix that everyone should see

I am back again with another list of South Korean movies. This time I am focusing on South Korean Movies On Netflix (UK/Ireland). I hope you all find a few that you haven’t seen and I set you up with some nice binge-watching. Ok, here they are…


The Villianess

We got to cover this South Korean action film when it first played at Fantasia Film Festival. You can read Mark’s review HERE.

A woman trained to be an elite assassin uses her deadly skills to escape her past brutally eliminating any threat that gets in her way.

Some striking cinematography and fight scenes, one to mention would be the sword-fighting while driving high speed on motorbikes.

Mixed with some vicious POV style action, The Villainess is not without its faults, but one that certainly can’t be missed.


Kim Jee-woon Jin Roh

From Kim Jee-woon, the director of Choi Min-sik serial killer classic, I Saw The Devil. Illrang: The Wold Brigade is a remake of the classic Japanese anime, Jin Roh.

Set in 2029, the film focuses on a special military unit called The Wolf Brigade which is formed to stop the reunification of North and South Korea.


Yeon Sang-Ho

The second live-action film from the director of the zombie phenomenon, Train To Busan (which now has a sequel in the works). Psychokinesis is an interesting twist on the superhero genre, a genre I have limited love for.

An absent father wakes up one day with special powers. He uses his new superhero abilities to help him unite with his daughter and fight a corrupt government looking to close down a local shopping district.

I was hoping for something a little darker but I still really enjoyed the film. I would even say it’s suitable for all of the family.


South Korean Movies On Netflix FORGOTTEN

Jin-Seok witnesses the abduction of his brother, Yoo-Seok who disappeared without a trace. After 19-days, his brother returns home with no memory of what happened to him.

As Jin-Seok looks into the events surrounding the disappearance of his brother he realises that his family are holding a dark secret that has been hidden for decades.


South Korean Films On Netflix

This one took a bit of deciphering. Being a huge fan of the other movies of Hong-jin Na (The Chaser, The Yellow Sea), I knew what I was going to see would be different. He proved himself as a master of many genres. I knew The Wailing made perfect sense, I just had to be pointed in the right direction.

After the arrival of a strange Japanese man, a weird illness starts to infect the local villagers. The final symptoms of this unknown virus: lashing out in a violent rage and killing whoever the infected come into contact with.


South Korean Movies On Netflix TUNNEL

This South Korean survival drama focuses on a car salesman who gets trapped when a poorly constructed tunnel collapses. With nothing but a mobile phone and a couple of bottles of water, he must try and find a way out using the help of the rescue team before his air runs out and he suffocates.

From director Kim Seong-hun, the director of A Hard Day. He is also the director of upcoming South Korean Netflix zombie series Kingdom.


South Korean Movies On Netflix JSA

Considered to be one of the best South Korean war films ever released. Joint Security Area, or  JSA, is a bleak and realistic look at the horrors and atrocities of war.

Directed by legendary South Korean director Park Chan-Wook, director of Oldboy. The film focuses on a military murder investigation. Sgt. Lee Soo-hyeok (Lee Byung-Hun) is assigned to the case when two North Korean soldiers are murdered near the North and South Korean border.


South Korean Movies On Netflix SECRET REUNION

From director Jang Hoon, the director of Korean actioner Rough Cut. Secret Reunion is an action-packed spy vs spy thriller.

The film focuses on the relationship between a member of the National Intelligence Service and a North Korean spy. The North Korean spy is now wanted for failing to carry out an assassination ordered by the North Korean military.

Good human drama, great action sequences although it can get a little cheesy in parts. Still, Secret Reunion is way more enjoyable than a thousand Hollywood action movies put together. It’s well worth your time on Netflix.


South Korean Movies On Netflix RUNNING WILD

Two very different brothers team-up to take down the man they believe killed their half-brother. One, a detective with a violent fist of justice, the other a prosecutor who believes in hard evidence, proceedings doing everything “by the book”.

Using very different methods, the two must work together to bring down a dangerous kingpin and get revenge for the murder of their brother.


South Korean Movie on Netflix HIDE AND SEEK

Sung-soo receives a phone call telling him that his brother has gone missing. He is estranged from his brother and hasn’t had any contact in decades. When he goes to his apartment to try and figure out what has happened,  he notices strange symbols carved outside some of the doors on his brother’s apartment block. These symbols are known as “hide and seek” codes and when Sung-soo arrives back at his luxurious apartment he notices that the symbols have also been carved into his family home.

This is a great mystery thriller and released at a time when dark South Korean cinema was at its best.

An impressive debut from writer/director Jung Huh

That’s it for this list. I hope I have hooked you up with lots of future viewing. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble

Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker


New South Korean Movies That Are About To Rock Our Screens

Before there becomes too many to deal with I thought I would get another list happening of new South Korean Films.

Just the other day I stumbled on a new South Korean serial killer flick I hadn’t heard of. That was a bit of an eyeopener and made me realise…I better get another list of new films rocking before any more manage to slip past me. Enjoy.


New South Korean Movies RAMPANT

I was confident that when I saw the trailer for this new historical zombie movie RAMPANT it was a series called KINGDOM. I found it strange that the story was so similar but it turns out we now have 2 South Korean zombie productions to look forward to. Rampant is set during the historical Joseon period.

A new infection is spreading through South Korea turning everyone into super-fast flesh-munching zombies. It’s up to some bad-ass individuals with great head-chopping sword skills to eradicate the zombie threat.

I posted the trailer for this film but I thought I would add it to a list just in case any of you missed it.

Also, expect to hear more soon on upcoming South Korean zombie Netflix series KINGDOM.


New South Korean Movies DARK FIGURE OF CRIME

A new South Korean serial killer film that is based on a true story. The plot in which this film is based on is still an ongoing case. I found similarities in the storyline to other Asian thrillers likes Confessions Of Murder.

A serial killer confesses his crimes when still behind bars. Detectives must race against the clock to prove the murders before the statute of limitations runs out and the killer walks free.

I recently read some reviews for this. Fans of the South Korean serial killer sub-genre should be excited, it looks like this will be amazing.


New South Korean Movies OUTDOOR BEGINS

With a title like Outdoor Begins, this film nearly slipped past me. You’ll be glad it didn’t, as we have another delicious South Korean serial killer movie.

This time, the story focuses on a new contract killer. His first mission is to kill some dude, chop off his finger and bring it back to his bosses for proof of killing. He realises after he kills his target he doesn’t have the stomach to cut the finger from the dead body.

After he finds a strange mask and puts it on, his murderous urges become uncontrollable. This, of course, is bad news for a load of young people who are camping nearby.


New South Korean Movies MEMENTO MORI

Not to be confused with the 1999 South Korean horror movie of the same name (which was the second instalment in the popular Whispering Corridors franchise).

Memento Mori sounds a little bit like a Saw movie. This intrigues me, I know South Korea never hold back on their gruesomeness…well, it’s very rare if they do.

6 people wake up with no idea how they got there or what their connection is to each other. A game of survival begins putting each of the strangers against each other.

This one has been described as a horror movie and not a thriller. Not an awful lot to go on but the concept does sound interesting.

As always, thanks for reading.

Words By Gary Gamble
Owner/Founder/CEO @ Moviehooker


Trailer For New South Korean Zombie Film RAMPANT

Tired of seeing zombies on the small-screen and big-screen??. Tough, South Korea is back with a new film, and the dead have returned to life…once again!

It was March 2017, I stumbled on the news of a new Netflix original zombie series that was just about to go into production. It wasn’t that long after the release of the worldwide smash hit TRAIN TO BUSAN. So, after seeing the mountain of money and success TTB brought, it would be a foolish mistake not to try and bring something similar.

Before reading anything about this trailer, I jumped straight in and thought this was the official trailer for Kingdom. I mean, how many zombie flicks can be set in South Korea during the Joseon period?. Well, it would seem we have two, as these are completely separate from each other. Hey, this is far from a bad thing, especially for zombie fans. We now have two high-quality zombie productions to look forward to.

As zombie films go, I am a fan of the slow-moving zombie. I think the first film to which I accepted this new athletic form of infection was the Dawn Of The Dead remake. There have been other exceptions like Rec, or 28 Days Later (I know they weren’t zombies, shut up!).

Rampant looks to be a follow-up to a 2014 movie called Kundo: Age Of The Rampant. I was completely unaware of this film, I will have to hunt it out before I think about watching this one.

Rampant is directed by Kim Sung-Hoon  (Confidential Assignment )

The film was financially backed by Next Entertainment World. This is the same crowd who funded recent South Korean classics like Pandora and…yup, you’ve guessed it, Train To Busan.

More news to follow on Rampant. Also, check back for news on Netflix original zombie series Kingdom and news on the upcoming sequel to Train To Busan, Penisula.

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New South Korean Movies That Should Be On Your Radar – Moviehooker

I Have Made Another List Of Dark South Korean Movies I believe That Should Be On Everyone’s Radar

One thing we thrive at here at Moviehooker is Asian cinema. I find myself checking upcoming Asian releases and following the Asian Box Office more so than any other country in the world. Now I have put together a new list of dark South Korea movies that will be coming our way soon. I hope you enjoy!


New Korean Movies

I have searched a few sites trying to get a proper plot for this one but to no avail. The only description of the film I can see is this  – A mysterious incident takes place among three young persons Jong-soo, Ben, Hae-mi, who have lived in their own way.

Well, that’s obviously not telling us much. The reason this goes on the list is that of the director  Lee Chang-dong. Although I am not familiar with his work, he has picked up some prestigious awards throughout the years for both directing and screenwriting. Burning has just made history at Cannes film festival so this REALLY one to look forward to. It also stars Yeun from The Walking Dead


New South Korean Movies

This one sounds like a great concept for a movie. The story follows a detective who is trying to take down one of the biggest drug lords in Asia. He forms an unlikely partnership with a low-key member of the very gang he is pursuing and the two plan out their revenge.

So what we got is a film about criminals and cops teaming up to take down one badass drug lord. This sounds like a hell of a lot of fun if you ask me.


New South Korean Movies

This new film from director  Lee Chang-hee has been described as a psychological thriller. To me, the premise really reminds me of a supernatural horror. The film follows a detective who is investigating the death of a woman. Things start to get a little weird when they notice that her body has disappeared from the morgue.

This is the directorial debut from  Lee Chang-hee. If this lives up to the creepy poster and plot, we may have another S.K director to keep our eyes peeled on.


New South Korean Movies

You all know that I am a huge fan of revenge movies, especially revenge movies from South Korea. One of my South Korean revenge movie articles sits proudly on the throne of Google search engines. That was, and still is one of my biggest and proudest achievements since starting Moviehooker.

Anyways, although this has a 6.1 rating on IMDb, it still sounds like we could be on to a winner. This South Korean revenge tale takes place after a man accidentally kills a girl when driving in harsh weather conditions. Instead of doing the right thing and contacting the authorities, he dumps her lifeless body in a nearby lake. The father of the victim then comprises a plan to take revenge on the murderer. His plan is to make this man suffer as much as possible to make him pay for what he has done. With most revenge movies, they take place within a few days (if even that). This revenge story will take place over the course of seven years.


New South Korean Movies

Steel Rain is listed as a 2017 release but that was in South Korea. I am sure we will see a release on this side of the water pretty soon. I  always love a good North Vs South movie and this sounds like it could be a lot of fun. For those of you looking for a great North V South movie, check out on called Secretly Greatly.

A military coup forces a North Korean soldier into the South. While waiting on North Korea to come and rescue him, he ends up on the side of South Korea fighting to prevent a nuclear war.

From the director of the great courtroom drama, The Attorney.

That is it for this list. As always, thanks for reading


Trailer For Psychokinesis: New Film From Train To Busan Director Yeon Sang-Ho

Check out the trailer for Psychokinesis, the new film from Yeon Sang-Ho, director of worldwide zombie phenomenon Train To Busan 

I had no idea this movie was even happening. Out of nowhere a poster just arrived and I was gobsmacked. I sort of feel ashamed about that as I am a huge fan of the films of Yeon Sang-Ho. But, it also means that we won’t have long until we get the chance to see it, so I guess it has its upsides as well.

Psychokinesis will mark Sang-Ho’s second live-action feature. All his earlier movies have been animated which includes Seoul Station, an animated prequel to Train To Busan. His other films are The King Of Pigs and The Fake. I couldn’t recommend them enough, the animation is just breathtaking. You can check out all of his features below

The film follows a man who wakes up one day only to notice that he has superpowers. As the title, Psychokinesis suggests, he is able to move stuff with his mind. However, I wasn’t expecting it to be a comedy, and it looks to a be a full-on comedy as well. Now that I know, I have no problem with that at all. It still looks damn impressive.

It really couldn’t be any more different from Train To Busan. I guess we got to respect that Yeon Sang-Ho is not confining himself to one genre. I will look forward to what Sang-Ho brings us with his next feature. He seems to be a man of many talents when it comes to filmmaking.

With the huge success of Train To Busan, it’s evident from the trailer that the studio has put a lot of cash into Sang-Ho’s next feature.


Enjoy The Trailer.

As always, thanks for reading. 


New Serial Killer Movies From South Korea You Should Know About

Here is a new list of some dark and deliciously disturbing serial killer movies from South Korea

Hope you enjoy 

(This list also has one Japanese serial killer movie that was originally from South Korea)


vipIf you’re a fan of South Korean serial killer movies then there is no doubt, I Saw The Devil is right up there with the best in the genre.

V.I.P is a new South Korean serial killer movie written and directed by Hoon Jung-Park. If you are not familiar with who Hoon Jung-Park is then I will happily tell you. He is the screenwriter for South Korean classics such as I Saw The Devil and The Unjust.

I Saw The Devil was one of the fastest paced serial killer movies I have ever witnessed and V.I.P looks to be following a similar path.

The film follows a suspected serial murder who is on the run for brutally murdering people across the globe. When their attempts to capture the killer fail, South Korea, North Korea and Interpol team-up to put a stop to the serial killer.


The story about Gwang-il (Lee Jong-suk), son of a high-ranking North Korean official, he is suspected of committing serial murders around the world. To stop the killer, South Korea, North Korea and Interpol chase after him.


Confession Of Murder is a remake of a 2012 South Korean movie of the same name. This time it’s Japan that will remake this South Korean serial killer thriller.

I have seen the original and I really enjoyed the film. I do, however, remember that the film had its flaws and it was one that could be benefited with someone else’s vision. Knowing that the reigns are now in the hands of the Japanese, I can only hope that their remake will fill the void left by the original.

This is a remake I think we can all look forward to. I think it’s safe to say that the Japanese will not be watering down the film to suit a wider audience. If anything, it has more of a chance of scarring us for life.

Confession Of Murder stars Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note live-action, Battle Royale)

Official Plot for the original 2012 (IMDb)

“After the statute of limitation expires on the murders he has committed, Lee Du-Seok publishes an autobiography describing all his murders in great detail. Detective Choi, who investigated Lee’s murders 15 years ago starts the chase once again and Han Ji-soo, who lost her daughter to Lee, pledges vengeance. Meanwhile, another killer appears, casting doubt to whether Lee is the real serial killer. The key here is how well the story juggles the truth and how solid the description of the characters’ tangled relationships is”.





I really can’t find a lot of information on this film apart from the synopsis below.

Also known as, Thawing, this South Korean serial killer thriller features an impressive cast from awesome Korean movies such as Park Chan Wook’s, The Handmaiden, and Min-ho Woo’s 2015 political thriller Inside Men.

The film sounds like a solid detective vs serial killer movie, a genre that no one does better than South Korea.

Official Plot (HanCinema)

“A psychological thriller surrounding a serial murder case that begins when a decapitated female body floats up to the surface of the water as frozen Han River thaws”.



Kim Bong-Han’s, Ordinary Person takes us back decades to the 80’s in South Korea. A serial killer is prowling the streets murdering victims. A detective gets caught up in pursuing what is right and wrong after he accidentally accidently apprehends a serial murderer.  I am guessing that the killer is some high authority political figure.

 OFFICIAL PLOT (soompi.com)

A VIP from North Korea is taken as a likely suspect to a series of killings in the South. The suspects name is Kim Gwang-il (Lee Jong-suk). Chae I-do (Kim Myeong-min), a policeman who is put on the special investigations team, is sure Kim Gwang-il is the criminal. Meanwhile, National Intelligence Agent Park Jae-hyeok (Jang Dong-gun) need to get his hands on Kim Gwang-il before the police does because he holds the key to the relationship between the United States and public relations. Lee Dae-beom (Park Hee-soon) is a North Korean Security Agent who is on the search for Gwang-il.