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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
Hyuk Poong Kwon Hyuk Poong Kwon ... Captain Lee
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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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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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

In the club scene where Young-taek kills the lesbian, he grips her head below her chin and starts cutting her ear. In the next shot, a close up, his grip on her face and the knife has suddenly changed and he hasn't started to cut her ear off yet. 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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A Grade 'A' movie in any language
13 April 2008 | by selket73See all my reviews

This movie rated high for me because it has all of the great detective movie qualities. An evil killer played by Cho Seung-woo and two detectives (Yeom Jeong-a and Jee Jin-hee) who are on the tail of his copycat killer. Much like the American styled Lethal Weapon, there is comedy thrown in with this very serious story. Jee Jin-hee's character is similar to the character played by Mel Gibson in that he is emotionally charged, sarcastically humorous with his tough guy antics, and ruggedly good looking. Yeom Jeong-a plays the very serious and emotionally guarded female detective trying to do her job in a male dominated career and with the loss of her lover still tearing at her heart strings. As these two detectives get closer to the copycat they also find a friendship growing between them. Both have tragic tales to tell and when they do it becomes apparent that these killings are close to home for both of them. Cho-Seung-woo plays evil in a very calm creepiness. He is much like the American Hannibal Lecter. As much as you want to dislike his character for his crimes, it's easy to become entranced by his charisma. Another character that seems to be the off beat detective that everyone enjoys to have around is Detective Park (Ji-ru Sung). He plays the true comedian in the bunch. He is the one most likely to fall down on the job, and boy, does he ever! Detective Park is the only one who seems to understand both Detective Kang and Detective Kim. This movie not only has realistic gory scenes, but a great musical score that sets the tone for this intriguing thriller. Being a fan of horror and mystery, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie so much I had to buy it!


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