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A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He confesses to committing a series of particularly horrifying murders of exclusively female victims. He is imprisoned, awaiting ... See full summary »

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Jong-Hyuk Lee (as Jong-hyeok Lee)

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Jong-Hyuk Lee (as Jong-hyeok Lee)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-ah Yum ... Detective Kim Mi Yun
Jin-hee Ji ... Detective Kang Tae Hyun
Ji-ru Sung Ji-ru Sung ... Detective Park
Seung-woo Cho ... Shin Hyun
Woong-ki Min Woong-ki Min ... Choi Young Jin
Yong-soo Park Yong-soo Park ... Chief Jang
Hyeok-poong Kwon Hyeok-poong Kwon ... Captain Lee (as Hyuk Poong Kwon)
Eol Lee Eol Lee ... Detective Han Jung-Woo
In-kwon Kim ... Huh Young-Taek
Kil-soo Park Kil-soo Park ... Bae Yong-Man
Sun-kyung Kim ... Dr. Chu Kyung-sook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bu-seon Kim
Roe-ha Kim
Seon-mi Yeon Seon-mi Yeon
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Storyline

A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He confesses to committing a series of particularly horrifying murders of exclusively female victims. He is imprisoned, awaiting the death sentence for his crimes. Yet the killings do not stop. They continue with all the same characteristics trademarks of the Shin-Hyun serial killings. The case is re-opened when two more bodies are discovered, both pregnant women. One is found in the city's landfill site, and the other is horrifically murdered on a public bus. Detective Mi Yun (played by Yum Jung-Ah), and her newly appointed partner, Detective Kang (played by Ji Jin-Hee), are assigned to the case. Mi Yun and Kang have difficulty working with each other, as their personalities and working methods are constantly in conflict. Detective Kang goes about his new job buoyantly and enthusiastically. He follows a new suspect, Huh, and eventually catches him in the act of brutally murdering a woman in a crowded techno bar. Huh is taken... Written by Peter Gray <dp@petergray.org>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

27 December 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

H Hypnosis See more »

Filming Locations:

Busan, South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$438,227
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Korea, "going to the beach" is synonymous with committing suicide. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Kim finds the severed finger, the actor didn't hold the pose long enough, so the frame is noticeably frozen to lengthen the shot. See more »

Quotes

Detective Kang Tae Hyun: Why are stupid people so complicated?
Detective Park: Kang! Have a drink and forget everything! Cheers.
Detective Kang Tae Hyun: Cheers?
[laughing]
Detective Park: Fuckin' smart serial killers. What the fuck!
Detective Kang Tae Hyun: [laughing] Fuckin' dumb detectives!
Detective Park: Oh!
[laughing]
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I wanted to like it.
11 April 2004 | by veganflimgeekSee all my reviews

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I am a huge fan of the Korean serial killer drama Tell me something. So when the review on the box of this movie said `tell me something esque' I thought I would give it a shot. My history with Korean films are hit or miss. This is a miss. I will say this the plot twist is something you would never see in American film. Of course you would also never see it in reality either.

The film is paced so boring. Maybe the moody feeling just doesn't translate but I think the film was going for the SEVEN moody feeling. The camera work was somewhat interesting. The gore was there. The acting was so so. In the end I kinda had to force myself to finish it.

I would say if you have a choice get `tell me something' instead.


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