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Blood Rain tells the story of a slew of grisly murders plaguing a small, fairly isolated island village. However, it's not just the mounting death toll that's causing residents to worry, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Seung-won Cha ...
Inspector Lee Won-kyu
Yong-woo Park ...
Kim In-kwon
Seong Ji ...
Du-ho
Se-ah Yun ...
Kang So-yeon
Jong-won Choi ...
Royal Emissary Choi
Ho-jin Chun ...
Commissioner Kang
Hyeon-kyeong Oh ...
Kim Chi-sung
Cheol-min Park ...
Jo Tal-ryeong
Hae-jin Yoo ...
Dok-ki
Gyu-su Jeong ...
Officer Jang
Jong-yun Lim ...
Commander Hong
Ji-na Choi ...
Man-shin (The Shaman)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suk-Won Chang ...
Soldier 1
Gyung-Yun Hong ...
Restaurant Owner
Young Soon So ...
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Blood Rain tells the story of a slew of grisly murders plaguing a small, fairly isolated island village. However, it's not just the mounting death toll that's causing residents to worry, but the sadistic, methodical way in which the victims were killed. With the killer still on the loose, the government sends in special investigator Wong Gyu (Cha Seung Won) to crack the case. While conducting his dogged investigation, he soon uncovers a myriad of hidden secrets, tracing the murders back to an incident that occurred some seven years earlier. The previous owner of the village's paper mill was executed as a Christian. Does that mean that the murdered man's spirit has come back to seek bloody retribution? The real truth, Wong Gyu learns, may be far more terrifying... Written by luraz isketambola

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Inspector Lee's father: Did you find the answer?
Inspector Lee Won-kyu: Yes, we can't accept even a grain of barley.
Inspector Lee's father: Why is that?
Inspector Lee Won-kyu: The landowner has supplies of emergency grain. A true person of the people must show mercy to the farmers.
Inspector Lee's father: A farmer feeds his cow, even if it can't complete it's work. That way, it can till the fields later. Public sentiment can be dangerous, so extremes should be avoided. Those punished in harsh times will be uncontrollable later.
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Intelligent suspenseful serial murder hunt set in medieval Korea..
9 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The past couple of years have seen a slew of Korean film being released which has helped to rocket their industry to be amongst the best in the world. All though have been based in the present depicting a modern country.

"Blood Rain" on the other hand is a diversion, a film set at the tail-end of medieval Korea surrounding the murder hunt of a serial killer by a govt detective. The murders follow a grim pattern relating to events from 7 years earlier, with each victim being an informant to the execution of a man. The village folk sense revengeful ghosts (the constant theme in Asian cinema nowadays!), and it is up to the detective to prove them right or wrong.

As ever the direction is beautiful, the acting is grand, but the storyline is the main crutch of this film, being intelligent and getting away from a teen-aimed market for a change. Takes elements of Ms Marple for the detective but then again it takes Tarantino in the deaths, however it is its own film. The only flaw I think is that as good as it is, it is no classic but not every film can be.

Highly enjoyable, and entertaining film (and educational even too) and you will not be disappointed.


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