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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 (as Jeong-min Hwang)
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Jang Kwang-su
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Soon-deok
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Oh Young-dal
Je-mun Yun ...
Uk-kwan
Da-Yeong Ju ...
Oak
Hyang-gi Kim ...
Byeol-yi
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Yoshioka
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Interior Minister Min
Tae-kyung Oh ...
Min Soo-hyun
Hyo-Seob Eom ...
Governor Murata
Tae-won Kwon ...
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Byeong-cheol Kim ...
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Seung-mok Yoo ...
One-Armed Man
Gyu-su Jeong ...
Newspaper Chief Editor
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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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2 April 2009 (South Korea)  »

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Geurimja sarin  »

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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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Mascara de un Payaso
By Sang-joon Hwang
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Not Holmes at all
4 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It starts out more of a Raymond Chandler sort of story but grows more grave and deadly toward the end with more of a Dashiell Hammett feel. The private eye is smart but very proletarian much more a Philip Marlowe than anything else. The medical student is nothing like any Watson ever seen and while very enjoyable is wholly original. The scientific brains are provided by a mysterious woman, and I will let the film reveal who she may be. I found the whole of the film to be much more enjoyable than any of the new crop of Holmes movies and TV shows. The detective dose wear a straw fedora but if you want to see a real fedora you should watch 'The Thin Man', Nick Charles wears two fedoras, the grey is quite upper scale and black while showing a classic c crown appears older and beaten.


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