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Princess Aurora (2005)

Orora gongju (original title)
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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 »

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Eun-jin Pang (as Eun-jin Bang)

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Eun-jin Pang (screenplay) (as Eun-jin Bang), Min-hui Seo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Uhm Junghwa ... Jung Sun-jung (as Jeong-hwa Eom)
Seong-kun Mun ... Detective Oh Sung-ho
Oh-jung Kwon ... Detective Jung
Jong-won Choi Jong-won Choi ... Chief Detective
Hyeon-yeong Hyeon-yeong ... Choi Sin-ok
Yong-geon Kim Yong-geon Kim ... Na Jae-geun
Ik-tae Kim Ik-tae Kim ... Taxi Driver
Hyo-jun Park Hyo-jun Park ... Jang Myeong-gil
Hyun-Sung Jang Hyun-Sung Jang ... Kim Woo-taek (as Hyeong-seong Jang)
Seong-bin Park Seong-bin Park ... Hong Gi-beom
Ji-su Lee Ji-su Lee ... Oh Min-ah
Ye-jin Choi Ye-jin Choi ... Kim Do-yeon
Dae-yeon Lee Dae-yeon Lee ... Police Department Chief
Pal-yeong Park Pal-yeong Park ... Superintendent
Man-sik Jeong Man-sik Jeong ... Detective Choi
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Storyline

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 and the only evidence left at the crime scene is a sticker of the cartoon character "Princess Aurora". A veteran detective OH suspects an attractive and lively woman named JUNG Soon-jung as the murderer. However, he does not tell anyone -not even his partner- that Jung also happens to be his ex-wife. Again and again, the Princess Aurora sticker is found... each with a dead body. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

27 October 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,081,114
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2.35 : 1
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Grim and gripping in equal measure
5 January 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A pretty good South Korean thriller, although not quite up there with the likes of THE CHASER or MEMORIES OF MURDER. PRINCESS AURORA sees the inimitable Eom Jeong-hwa as a wronged mother who sets out on a seemingly random massacre of people who offend her, and of course the police are hot on her trail.

I find these Korean police procedural films to be typically gripping and PRINCESS AURORA is no exception. I loved the mystery aspect of the storyline, which gradually unfolds towards crystal clarity at the climax, even though I did easily guess the twist ending this time around. The film is also interspersed with those stark, gruesome set-pieces that the Koreans portray so well.

The acting is excellent and complements the script well, and the only reason I haven't given this a higher rating is because the subject matter is so dark. It's ultimately a very sad and depressing movie, but that doesn't stop it from being decent; it's just not one of those films that screams entertainment value at you.


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