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1990. A number of children suddenly disappear. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense selects an elite group of scientists for a top-secret mission. Then, 30 years later ... The year is 2020 on... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Seung-woo Kim ...
Suk
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Hisu (as Yoon-jin Kim)
Min-su Choi ...
Goliath
Seon-a Kim ...
May
So-yeong Jeong ...
Joe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leraldo Anzaldua ...
SI Beard 1 (voice)
...
May (voice) (as Christine Auten)
Greg Ayres ...
Ah-zhou / Walla (voice)
Rick Burford ...
Chief / Psychopath (voice)
...
Hisu (voice)
Victor Carsrud ...
Walla (voice)
Luci Christian ...
Dispatch (voice)
...
Insu Aide (voice)
...
Goliath (voice)
...
Ahm / SI Beard 2 / Home Phone Man / Sniped Goliath Subordinate (voice)
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1990. A number of children suddenly disappear. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense selects an elite group of scientists for a top-secret mission. Then, 30 years later ... The year is 2020 on a reunified Korean Peninsula. A string of murders is committed against retired scientists. The Special Investigations (SI) unit staffed by a crack team from the former North and South Koreas and outfitted with the latest technology is brought in to investigate. The killer, however, far from being deterred, taunts them with a signature pendant at every murder scene. In an act of devilish boldness he even kidnaps the son of the investigation team's leader, Seok. Then, in a stakeout, Seok manages to shoot dead one of the murderer's underlings. Cloaked in the man's clothes, however, is Seok's son, now dead by the hand of his father ... Meanwhile, in the megapolis Intercity, the chief of police is kidnapped right in front of his heavy security detail and the culprit leaves another pendant at the scene. ... Written by Anonymous

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13 June 2002 (South Korea)  »

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Eilinen  »

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Interesting But Uninteresting
28 August 2003 | by (www.nixflix.com) – See all my reviews

YESTERDAY is one of the many South Korean movies that have stepped up to the plate visually speaking, but its biggest obstacle is that it's still a South Korean movie. The result is extremely well done special effects coupled with low-energy acting more suitable for dramas, not a sci-fi movie about exploding buildings and wild gunfights.

The movie works on an action level, because the actors are not required to "act". When the drama kicks in, the movie is so low-energy that it's hard to sit through the scenes without falling asleep.

A good idea ruined by some unsuitable acting style. Some more urgency would have helped tremendously. In the end, the blame goes to the director, who failed to inform his actors that they were in a sci-fi film, not an arthouse drama.

5 out of 10

(go to www.nixflix.com for a more detailed review of this movie or reviews of other foreign films)


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