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Children... (2011)

A-i-deul... (original title)
The film is based on a true case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents ... See full summary »

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Yong-woo Park ...
Kang Ji-seung
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Hwang Woo-hyeok (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
Dong-il Sung ...
Detective Park
Ji-ru Sung ...
Jong's father
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Jong's mother
Byeong-eun Park ...
Kim Joo-hwan
Gu-taek Kim ...
Wol-il's father
Mi-hyeon Park ...
Won-il's mother
Sang-hee Lee ...
Yong-ok's father
Deok-jae Jo ...
Dong-pil's father
Young-hwa Seo ...
Dong-pil's mother
Sang-baek Nam ...
Cheol-woo's father
Ui-soo Lee ...
Cheol-woo's mother
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Jin-Mo Joo
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Ji-seung's Wife
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The film is based on a true case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents that they were going to hang out on a nearby mountain to catch frogs. They went missing. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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Must see: poignant and thrilling crime investigation movie
7 August 2011 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I have seen a lot of crime movies. This one with The Chaser and Memories of Murder is the best ever made.

Novelty in this suspenseful movie is the treatment of the relations with the media. It's a good idea from director to introduce some questions of ethics.

What a pleasure to be drawn into a story by such intelligent writing and outstanding acting. The story is told with impressive direction, plenty of details and realism to hook in most people. There's a real sense of place and time.

Can the movie be as beautiful, but at the same time be ugly. Like any dark mystery, the film simply raises questions, and gets the viewer to care about what happened to the kids.

Characters of parents, TV producer, professor, children, detectives, wives and many others, each and every one is so well casted it's hard to find anything to criticize.

The biggest pro for this feature is that they keep all the characters human by giving them a soft side. Nobody is either extremely good or bad, they just are humans making stupid choices and having to pay the price for it.

You have to see it to believe how perfect it is.


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