MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,784 this week

Missing (2009)
"Sil jong" (original title)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 380 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 17 critic

(Korean with English subtitles) Inspired by the real story of a Korean serial killer, Missing is one woman's intense journey into the dark den of depravity. Hyeon-jeong ventures to a small ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 09 Apr 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 26 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1425 titles
created 01 Oct 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 51 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Missing" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Missing (2009)

Missing (2009) on IMDb 6.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Missing.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller | Horror | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces. Detective Cho, who is under investigation of the Internal Affairs, is assigned ... See full summary »

Director: Youn-hyun Chang
Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Eun-ha Shim, Hang-Seon Jang
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

(Korean with English subtitles) A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ. Seemingly deserted at first, the squad eventually discovers mysterious... See full summary »

Director: Su-chang Kong
Stars: Ho-jin Chun, Hyun-jae Cho, Kyoo-Hwan Choi
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
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

(Korean with English subtitles) Seok-tae runs away with a huge diamond that his dad's gang has just stolen in a heist. He runs and hides in what appears to be a sleepy little village called... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-won Shin
Stars: Chang Jung Lim, Oh-jung Kwon, Yi Shin
Midnight FM (2010)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Popular TV anchorwoman and late night radio host Sun-Young (Soo-Ae) prepares to work her final radio program. After this program she will prepare to take her ill daughter to America the ... See full summary »

Director: Sang Man Kim
Stars: Soo Ae, Ji-tae Yu, Dong-seok Ma
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 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
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
Deranged (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jae-hyuk is an ordinary man in his 40s. He works as a medical supplies salesman and is hassled by doctors all day. His brother Jae-pil is a detective that is not all that interested in ... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-woo Park
Stars: Kim Myeong-min, Jung-Hee Moon, Dong-wan Kim
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
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A psychiatrist fails to help a mental patient during her stay in hospital. The doctor becomes obsessed with his former patient, seeks her on the outside and uses hypnosis to fulfill his sexual desires.

Director: In-shik Kim
Stars: Hye-su Kim, Tae-woo Kim, Chang Yun
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After the statute of limitation expires on the murders he has committed, Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing all his murders in great detail. Detective Choi, who investigated ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-gil Jeong
Stars: Won-Young Choi, Gwang Jang, Jae-yeong Jeong
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: Lee Sun Gyun, Min-hee Kim, Seong-ha Jo
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ja-Hyeon Chu
Min-hee Ha
Gi-ho Heo
Eun-jeong Hwang
Se-hong Jeon
Seong-kun Mun
Moon-cheol Nam
Edit

Storyline

(Korean with English subtitles) Inspired by the real story of a Korean serial killer, Missing is one woman's intense journey into the dark den of depravity. Hyeon-jeong ventures to a small countryside village in search of her missing sister. When she finally gets a lead and arrives at the local recluse's house, her worst nightmares is about to begin. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 March 2009 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Missing  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty entertaining albeit mediocre shock piece
17 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In Missing we have a Korean take on the abduction themed neo-nasty picture, and what a generic take it is. Young actress looking for a break Hyun-Ah stops off at a chicken soup shop with a vaguely sleazy director, only to fall into the hands of the owner, only to fall into the evil clutches of the unhinged owner Pan-Gon, who cages her and subjects her to the expected indignities. And along the way Hyun-Ah's sister comes looking for her, and... well there aren't too many surprises here. Not much to see, quite literally as the film is rather restrained with only a few grisly moments and the impact of nastier scenes achieved mostly through reaction shots, the sort of work that brings off the odd brief wince but no real lasting squirmy impact. While Asian cinema often ups the ante in such territory bringing either psychological depth or full bore brutal theatrics, Missing generally lacks the excess of its more noted Western counterparts, and adding insult to injury opts to keep their flaws (inept decision making) instead. With all this it shouldn't be a remotely worthwhile experience, but it does succeed on minor terms, ending up a pretty watchable and by and large mindlessly entertaining affair. Seon-kun Mun is the definite highlight as the villainous Pa-Gon, playing with a low key loathsome menace tinged with pathos, one can see inside how he came to be how he is and the understanding complements his power as a baddie. Se-hong Jeon plays off him well as Hyun-Ah, sympathetic in her desperation with an edge of grit to raise her a little above the standard wailing victim. Ja-Hyeon Chu is decent as well as the investigating sister, convincing in her somewhat fearful determination. Along with the performances the setting and cinematography also work pretty well, creating a grim pocket of isolation just off the beaten track, a sense of fear that just past the outskirts of normality lurks evil. So the foundations are here, but not the crucial kick, a few neat jolts and twisted moments, some deaths and a wee splash of fun bloodshed but pretty much no scenes where the film really locks down to get fearsome, to really blast the audience somewhere dark and brutal. The end result was a film I found fun enough, pleasing enough, but not good enough to truly find memorable or commendable. Still a reasonably strong 5/10 from me though, the sort of film mostly to watch if you feel like you have to but one that won't disappoint too much if you enter with low expectations.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Missing (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page