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Credited cast:
Detective Kim Mi Yun
Detective Kang Tae Hyun
Ji-ru Sung ...
Detective Park
Shin Hyun
Woong-ki Min ...
Choi Young Jin
Yong-soo Park ...
Chief Jang
Hyuk Poong Kwon ...
Captain Lee
Eol Lee ...
Detective Han Jung-Woo
Huh Young-Taek
Kil-soo Park ...
Bae Yong-Man
Sun-kyung Kim ...
Dr. Chu Kyung-sook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roe-ha Kim
Seon-mi Yeon


A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He confesses to committing a series of particularly horrifying murders of exclusively female victims. He is imprisoned, awaiting the death sentence for his crimes. Yet the killings do not stop. They continue with all the same characteristics trademarks of the Shin-Hyun serial killings. The case is re-opened when two more bodies are discovered, both pregnant women. One is found in the city's landfill site, and the other is horrifically murdered on a public bus. Detective Mi Yun (played by Yum Jung-Ah), and her newly appointed partner, Detective Kang (played by Ji Jin-Hee), are assigned to the case. Mi Yun and Kang have difficulty working with each other, as their personalities and working methods are constantly in conflict. Detective Kang goes about his new job buoyantly and enthusiastically. He follows a new suspect, Huh, and eventually catches him in the act of brutally murdering a woman in a crowded techno bar. Huh is taken... Written by Peter Gray <dp@petergray.org>

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 December 2002 (South Korea)  »

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H Hypnosis  »

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When Detective Kim finds the severed finger, the actor didn't hold the pose long enough, so the frame is noticeably frozen to lengthen the shot. See more »

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'H' stands for horrible
1 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I could go on about the slow pace, bad acting, moodiness, implausibility, contrived and generally ridiculous plot line but suffice to say that I wish it was me getting a bullet in my head at the end of the movie.

The movie was dreadful. I'd recommend almost any other Korean movie over this. The sheer number of times I found myself scoffing at the actions of the characters, the plot "twists" or the character "dialogue" were too numerous to count.

Any deeper reading about the supposed message of the movie only serves to obscure the fact that this was one horrible flick.

The only positive comment I can make (as someone on the message boards noted) was some of the very interesting artwork; I quite liked it.

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