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Diary of June (2005)
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On their chase of a serial killer two cops find a diary in which all committed murders and many more to come are predicted.

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Ki-beom Jang
Ji-min Kim
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Young Yoon-Hee
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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
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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

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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.


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