MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,902 this week

The Scarlet Letter (2004)
"Juhong geulshi" (original title)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 686 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 8 critic

A detective, his 3 girls & a murder case. Complex emotional relationships and human nature's darker sides are explored in this captivating suspense drama about a cop whose lust for love threatens to get in the way of his professional life.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 27 Mar 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 08 Dec 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Scarlet Letter (2004)

The Scarlet Letter (2004) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Scarlet Letter.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roland Joffé
Stars: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall
The Scarlet Letter (TV Mini-Series 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In the 17th century Massachusetts, a married women, whose husband is missing, has a child with the local pastor. The puritanical residents of her town condemn her to carry the Scarlet Letter of shame. Then the husband shows up.

Stars: Josef Sommer, Meg Foster, Elisa Erali
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two college friends get together and reminisce on the woman they both fell in love with at different times in their past, and are thus propelled to find her.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Ji-tae Yu, Tae-woo Kim, Hyeon-a Seong
White Night (2009)
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town. Police suspect that he was murdered by an acquaintance, as even the most experienced investigator on the case could identify no signs of ... See full summary »

Director: Shin-woo Park
Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Ye-jin Son, Soo Go
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

One day, Hye Lin, the five-year old daughter of a devoted pastor, Joo Young Soo, is kidnapped. Pastor Joo, who has a rock solid faith in God at this time, prays wholeheartedly for her safe ... See full summary »

Director: Min-ho Woo
Stars: Myung-min Kim, So-hyun Kim, Byung-joon Lee
Lover (2005)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Her lover has never taken a dangerous risk in his life. She has been for seven years and is going to get married next month. One day she meets a handsome stranger, who asked her to spend ... See full summary »

Director: Eun-tae Kim
Stars: Dong-Hyuk Cho, Dong-hyeon Geum, Dae-seong Jang
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Jin-ho Hur
Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Ji-tae Yu, Sang-hui Baek
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Asuka Sakura wakes up in the mental asylums quiet room, with no recollection of how she got there.

Director: Suzuki Matsuo
Stars: Yuki Uchida, Kankurô Kudô, Yû Aoi
April Story (1998)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In spring, a girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend university in Tokyo. Once there, she is asked to reveal why she wanted to go there in the first place.

Director: Shunji Iwai
Stars: Takako Matsu, Seiichi Tanabe, Kaori Fujii
Diary of June (2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On their chase of a serial killer two cops find a diary in which all committed murders and many more to come are predicted.

Director: Kyung-Soo Im
Stars: Ki-beom Jang, Ji-min Kim, Kkobbi Kim
Han Gong-ju (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Han Gong-Ju is taken to a home in an unfamiliar area. The home belongs to her former high school teacher's mother. The mother wants to know why her son is leaving Han Gong-Ju there, even if... See full summary »

Director: Su-jin Lee
Stars: Woo-hee Chun, In-seon Jeong, So-Young Kim
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A game and graphics designer lives and works alone in his apartment. One night, he finds a drunken flight attendant passed out at his front door and puts her up for the evening in his ... See full summary »

Director: Jiang Qin Min
Stars: Bo-lin Chen, Zhou Qi Qi, Luodan Wang
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Ki-hoon
Eun-ju Lee ...
Ga-hee
Hyeon-a Seong ...
Kyeong-hie
Ji-won Uhm ...
Su-hyeon
Jin-geun Kim ...
Myeong-shik
Edit

Storyline

A detective, his 3 girls & a murder case. Complex emotional relationships and human nature's darker sides are explored in this captivating suspense drama about a cop whose lust for love threatens to get in the way of his professional life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 October 2004 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

The Scarlet Letter  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Selected as the closing film for the 9th Pusan International Film Festival See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
On the cusp of good
13 August 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films where you can't help but improvise. It has those scenes where you shout out brilliant, but then proceed to make a few alterations to the already produced script to make the thing workable, if not believable.

There are many awful south Korean films out there (for whatever reason, most of them seem to be romantic comedies)-- this is not one of them. Unfortunately this is no "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" or "Sorum" either. There are a handful of brilliant scenes in this film, including one particularly claustrophobic segment that reminded me of a permutation of Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume 2. Unfortunately, these moments are mired in irrelevance, overacting, and implausibility.

By all means, have a drink, take the film in -- but be prepared to throw a huge amount of constructive criticism at your TV. Be prepared to start writing a screen play, maybe take up non-linear editing as a hobby.


8 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where/how can I see this? rossisking13
Trunk Scene? tmx_34
SERIOUSLY !!! wlmp18
This film is so good polarbear_teacake
Soundtrack NeronBurningRome
Discuss The Scarlet Letter (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?