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The Scent (2012)

Gan-gi-nam (original title)
A detective Seon-woo, who moonlights as a private investigator, has a beautiful new client Soo-Jin. The woman asks the detective to take photos of her husband in the midst of having an ... See full summary »

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Kang Seon-woo
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Kim Soo-jin
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Han Gil-ro (as Sang-wook Joo)
Jeong-tae Kim ...
Detective Seo
Han-wi Lee ...
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Gi-poong (as Kwang Soo)
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Lee Jin-gook
Su-yeon Cha ...
Lee Hye-Young
Yoon-Seong Kim
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A detective Seon-woo, who moonlights as a private investigator, has a beautiful new client Soo-Jin. The woman asks the detective to take photos of her husband in the midst of having an affair with another woman. When the detective goes to take pictures he discovers that the woman's husband is already dead. Now the detective becomes a suspect. The detective is chased by another detective Gil-ro. He must now set out for the real killer. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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Silly steamy thriller
19 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Or steamy silly thriller. Whichever you prefer.

Detective Seon-woo (a quite funny Hee-soon Park) has been suspended by the police, so he works as a private investigator in adultery cases. He gets involved with one of his clients, who has asked him to get evidence against her husband, while the husband is with his lover in the next room. He falls asleep and when he wakes up, discovers that the wife was actually the lover, the lover the wife, and that the husband and the real lover, the one that got him on the case, have been killed. Seon-woo is an fight against time to find the real killer, as the police starts to suspect him.

Complicated? Not really, but "The Scent" over-complicates things and becomes silly in the process. Quite silly. The idea is to make a thriller, with a couple of steamy scenes, that will grip the viewer to the seat, but the director seems more interested in show cleavage than in the mystery. The actors do a good job, but the material is thin. The action is good, but the mystery becomes silly, and there are a couple of moments where the film almost loses its audience.

As it is, "The Scent" is a fun enough movie, that could be way more if it had had a more assured hand and better focus.


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