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Blood Rain (2005)
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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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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)
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Suk-Won Chang ...
Soldier 1
Gyung-Yun Hong ...
Restaurant Owner
Young Soon So ...
Commissioner Kang's Mother
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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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An extraordinary thriller
18 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Also known as "Blood Rain," this Korean murder mystery is one of the most powerful and dramatic costume dramas I have ever seen. Taking place in the Chosun Dynasty (which looks like the late 1700s although no date is specified), it concerns an isolated island which prospers due to its famous paper factory which exports fine papers throughout the region. When a ship loaded with top grade paper as a tribute to the mainland ruler burns in the harbor, an official is dispatched from the Court to investigate. What he encounters is a string of increasingly gruesome murders and a town beginning to panic, believing that an angry spirit is causing the deaths. But there are wheels within wheels, and the execution of the mill owner years before may be related to the murders. And there are other secrets deeply hidden in the town's past as well. With stunning production values, fine acting and relentless pacing, Blood Rain is a mesmerizing thriller, a mystery that continually deepens as the story progresses. Fast-paced and exciting, it develops a dynamic power rarely equaled in cinema. Korean dramas are known for intensity and this film is no exception. Some violent scenes may upset the squeamish, but they are essential to the story and by no means gratuitous. Hopefully this powerful film will secure an American release. 10/10


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