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Private Eye (2009)
"Geu-rim-ja sal-in" (original title)

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The story takes place in occupied Korea at the start of the 20th century, where a young student in medicine discovers the murdered body of the son of a government official. Being scared of ... See full summary »

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Hong, Jin-ho
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Jang, Gwang-soo
Ji-won Uhm ...
Soon-duk
Dal-su Oh ...
Yeong-dal
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Han-gyoo Ahn ...
Boy with special issue of newspaper
Jun-wu Bae ...
Genba officer
Yoo-ri Choi ...
Nurse
Jin-soo Ha ...
Herb doctor
Young-guen Hong ...
Herb doctor
Ji-in Jang ...
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In-hwa Jeong ...
Emperor's attendant
Jin-seon Jeong ...
Girl with special issue of newspaper
Chang-hyeon Jo ...
Kyeong-wu
Jo-han ...
Herb doctor
Hyang-gi Kim
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The story takes place in occupied Korea at the start of the 20th century, where a young student in medicine discovers the murdered body of the son of a government official. Being scared of being accused, he decides to hire Hong Jin-ho (a detective) to help him find the murderer before the police accuse him of the murder. Written by Carl Eric Codere

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L'oeil du privé  »

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The film borrows a plot device from Rear Window. One of the characters in the film blinds his antagonist with a camera flash. See more »

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Hong uses a flash bulb with the camera attached to his periscope. If flash light indeed existed at that time, flash bulbs were invented much later than 1910. See more »

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MIND-BLOWN , Rating of 7 is injustice. deserves 9+
6 December 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I've been on a Korean movie spree recently , first The Memories of a Murder , then Mother, Old boy and Now This(which to me is the best) . The Plot is solid and éven with its 2+ hour length the Movie's pace doesn't drop for a minute. The characters and their actions/motives are Pretty well sketched out. The only thing I didn't really get completely was the equation between the detective and the scientist woman ,exactly what kind of historythey shared.

This is the director's first Movie, and looking at IMDb profile, I cant see any other movies credit to him in the near future.This kind of a movie deserves a Sequel , specially since the ending pointed towards one.


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