MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 27,731 this week

Diary of June (2005)
"Yu-wol-ui il-gi" (original title)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 503 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 12 critic

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:

Writers:

, (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 325 titles
created 02 Mar 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 11 Nov 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 28 Jun 2014
 
a list of 40 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Diary of June" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Diary of June (2005)

Diary of June (2005) on IMDb 6.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Diary of June.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Helpless (2012)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man searches for his fiancée who vanished without a trace just before their wedding ceremony, only to discover the shocking identity of her.

Director: Young-Joo Byun
Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Min-hee Kim, Seong-ha Jo
Sunflower (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Released from prison, Taesik goes to live with an adopted mother. He takes a job and tries to live a quiet life with his new family. His efforts are threatened when a politician seeks to knock the family restaurant down to build a mall.

Director: Seok-beom Kang
Stars: Jeong-su Han, In-jae Heo, In-seong Hwang
Blood Rain (2005)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Dae-seung Kim
Stars: Seung-won Cha, Yong-woo Park, Seong Ji
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman gets killed in a department store. No one imagines this could lead to serial murders, but two days after the first murder, another homicide occurs. A woman is suffocated to death ... See full summary »

Director: Eun-jin Pang
Stars: Jeong-hwa Eom, Seong-kun Mun, Oh-jung Kwon
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran ... See full summary »

Director: Jin-pyo Park
Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Nam-ju Kim, Dong-won Kang
Ha-wool-ling (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Veteran detective Sang-gil and beat cop Eun-yeong are in charge of a case that seems to involve a simple act of self-immolation. Sang-gil initially thinks that it was an accident, but dog ... See full summary »

Director: Ha Yoo
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Na-yeong Lee, Jang In-ho
Public Enemy (2002)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A ... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Sung-jae Lee, Shin-il Kang
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jo Pil-seong, a rural detective, is an unhappy husband, often blamed by his older wife for gambling. Despite her being hard on him, he steals money from her to bet on bull butting. ... See full summary »

Director: Yeon-woo Lee
Stars: Yun-seok Kim, Kyung Ho Jung, Woo-seon Seon
Tabloid Truth (2014)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A promising young actress takes her own life after a scandal erupts over her relationship with a married politician. Woo-gun, the actress' long-time devoted manager who dedicated everything... See full summary »

Director: Kwang-shik Kim
Stars: Jin-yeong Jeong, Kang-woo Kim, Chang-Seok Ko
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jung-Ho a famous photographer who has a special ability to read people's minds, has just returned to Korea from abroad. Jung-Ho still can't get rid of traumatic memories of his late ... See full summary »

Director: Ui-seok Jo
Stars: Eun-jeong Ham, Bo-bae Han, Gyu-su Jeong
The Client (2011)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.

Director: Young-Sung Sohn
Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Hee-soon Park, Hyuk Jang
Rough Cut (2008)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A gangster who wants to be an actor; an actor more gangster than anything. Here their paths and lives begin to cross.

Director: Hun Jang
Stars: Ji-seob So, Soo-hyun Hong, Man-shik Jeong
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ki-beom Jang
Ji-min Kim
...
Young Yoon-Hee
...
Seo Yun-hee (as Yoon-jin Kim)
Yu-su Lee
Se-chang Maeng
Eric Moon ...
Kim Dong-wook (as Jeong-Hyeok Mun)
Eun-Kyung Shin ...
Chu Ja-young
Hyeon-ji Yu
Ju-sang Yun
Edit

Storyline

Two teenagers joining the same class in a high school die on the same day. The one to be top of the class is killed by a big knife on the street, the other - the second best of the class indeed - seems to be jumped from the top of the school building. Everybody believes that he first killed his classmate and than himself. But when the police finds small pill boxes into the stomachs of both kids confessing their murder two South Korean cops are torn into a new case of murder series. While they try to hunt down the serial killer, more pupils are getting killed... Written by FloX Hilgers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 December 2005 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Bystanders  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Funny, sad, touching... a great movie!
11 August 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I really didn't expect a lot, watching this on the Fantasy Filmfest between two movies that interested me more than a "Korean detective story". But "Bystanders" is so much more than that.

I will not give anyway anything about the story, because it's such a great experience, watching this and getting more and more details about the background of. I'm not saying there are really exciting and surprising twists and turns, it's not that kind of movie, but you certainly are stunned when another part of the story is revealed. There may be "too many endings" as another user pointed out in a comment, but it still worked for me. None of the final scenes is unsatisfying, even if you maybe get the feeling that it's just "too much".

What makes this movie so special is the topic it is dealing with. It is not just a police-murderer-story, it reveals a shocking look at the Asian education system with all the pressure students have to deal with

  • teachers, parents and fellow students - and the brutal consequences.


It works as a political/social movie, it works as a police thriller and it even works as a comedy, because the two cops that are supposed to solve the case are just funny as hell. It is sometimes strange to experience the fast change between really funny scenes and sad, dramatic moments, but then you realize that this is not that different from the real life.

I was really impressed by this movie, by its humor, its deeply touching scenes, the brilliant actors and the beautiful cinematography. It deserves a larger audience than minor festivals.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Movie Plot? menac5
Where can I buy this??? evilqueenguess
Discuss Diary of June (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?