6.1/10
368
1 user 4 critic

Pyeong-haeng-i-ron (2010)

Trailer
1:43 | Trailer
KIM Suk-hyun is Korea's youngest appointed criminal court head judge, very famous for his rational rulings. It is before his court that the case of distinguished mathematics professor SOHN ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Post-war South Korea in 1953, Heo Sam-Gwan (Ha Jung-Woo) works on a construction site and helps his uncle to farm. The guys in his village can't get married, until they are able to sell ... See full summary »

Director: Jung-woo Ha
Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Ji-won Ha, Jin-Woong Cho
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A period action film centered on a militia group who turn against an unjust nobility.

Director: Jong-bin Yoon
Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Dong-won Gang, Sung-min Lee
Eui-roi-in (2011)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.

Director: Young-Sung Sohn
Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Hee-soon Park, Hyuk Jang
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A newsman discovers he's been rigged with a bomb after he has an exclusive interview with a terrorist who blew up a bridge.

Director: Byung-woo Kim
Stars: Duk-moon Choi, Jin-ho Choi, Jung-woo Ha
Bereullin (2013)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jong-seong, a North Korean ghost agent, interrupts an illegal arms sale in Berlin. A notorious North Korean agent tests the loyalties of everyone involved as Jong-Seong prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Suk-kyu Han, Seung-bum Ryoo
Hwanghae (2010)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A taxi driver goes on the run after an attempt to carry out a hit on a professor goes terribly awry.

Director: Hong-jin Na
Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yoon-Seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On the verge of being fired, a corrupt customs official finds a haul of drugs and teams up with a vicious gangster to become the most powerful crime partnership in Busan.

Director: Jong-bin Yoon
Stars: Min-sik Choi, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-Woong Cho
Salineuiloe (2015)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A police detective and husband take revenge on a serial killer.

Director: Yong-ho Son
Stars: Ju-bong Gi, Jae-yoon Jo, Eui-sung Kim
Teo-neol (2016)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped.

Director: Seong-hun Kim
Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Doona Bae, Dal-su Oh
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Seung-woo through his friend Jae-hyun becomes a "host," or a male gigolo who serves women customers, to make ends meet. Seung-woo's family had been financially successful but suffered ... See full summary »

Director: Jong-bin Yoon
Stars: Kye-Sang Yoon, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-seo Yoon
1987 (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In 1987 Korea under an oppressive military regime, the unlawful interrogation and death of a college student ignite ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang
Stars: Yoon-Seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Hae-jin Yoo
My Dear Enemy (2008)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jobless, single and in her early thirties, Hee-soo is miserable. Desperate, she sets out to find her ex-boyfriend, Byoung-woon, who owes her $3,500. Rather inconveniently, it turns out that... See full summary »

Director: Yoon-ki Lee
Stars: Do-yeon Jeon, Jung-woo Ha, Il-hwa Choi
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Kim, Suk-hyeon
Jong-Hyuk Lee ... Lee, Kang-seong (as Jong-hyuk Lee)
Se-ah Yun ... Bae, Yun-kyeong
... Jang, Soo-young
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun-wu Bae ... Blue team member 1
Eun-chan Choi ... Hyeon-seong Yu's daughter's child
Min-geum Choi ... Crying plaintiff 1
Won-seok Jang ... Photographer
Dong-wu Kang ... Male nurse
Bong-seong Kim ... National bureau worker
Dae-jin Kim ... Detective
Jeong-min Kwon ... Hyeon-seong Yu
Dong-gyu Lee ... Blue team member 2
Hun-jae Lee ... Accused - KIm Doo-jong
Jae-eung Lee ... Hyeon-seong Yu's daughter
Edit

Storyline

KIM Suk-hyun is Korea's youngest appointed criminal court head judge, very famous for his rational rulings. It is before his court that the case of distinguished mathematics professor SOHN Ki-chul's murder of his wife is presented. While examining SOHN's file, Suk-hyun finds SOHN's life unbelievably parallels Kurt Gödel's. But KIM believes fate is what one makes of it, and just regards SOHN as a crazy old professor who killed his wife. One day, Suk-hyun gets a strange phone call threatening the lives of his wife, Yoon-kyung, and his young daughter. Before long, Yoon-kyung turns up dead, and SOHN dies of starvation-just like Gödel. Written by The Film Catalogue

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 February 2010 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Paralelni zivot  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Parallel Theory at its best
20 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Have you ever heard about the line "The person makes his own destiny/fate"? Well, this film will make you question that saying from the bottom of your heart amongst other things.

After watching many Korean suspense thrillers, I became surer that there's no other genre that can top thrillers in Korean cinema because they're simply too good at making those and Parallel Life belongs to the good ones. This film starts off a bit slow and may not captivate your interest ever since the beginning, but all of those introductions were necessary for the film's latter events and developments.

Parallel Life analyzes the "Parallel theory" where two people have the exact same life with an amount of years apart. Of course that may seem unbelievable at the beginning and can always be considered as a coincidence but as the film develops, many facts come to light and surprise us. In order to conclude whether a thriller suspense film was good or not, you need to ask yourself this simple question: "Was I surprised and entertained"? If the answer is "no" then the film was a failure for its genre but if it was a "yes" then you know that this film can be considered a good one out of its genre. Parallel Life fits in the second category.

This film's suspense and mystery were tight and intriguing, they always manage to attract you in and make you suspect every single character that appears on screen. What makes this film even more captivating is the final outcome, you can hardly predict who was behind it all even if the "why" was a little obvious to me but it's intriguing how can the "Parallel theory" interfere that deeply in one's life.

The acting was pretty well done. I am ashamed to admit that this is my first time seeing Ji Jin Hee in anything. But this first successful encounter will allow me to pick many of his other productions because he was truly amazing in this as well as many other actors. The characters were nicely written, it was interesting to find out the similarities between Kim Seok Hyun and Han Sang Jun as well as their destinies and the way things will turn out to be. The characterization is written in a way that will oblige you to relate to them.

In a line, I would mention that the cinematography was good enough and the music was fitting for the thriller/suspense mood.

Parallel Life is a well-crafted suspense thriller which appeals to the fans of intriguing plots.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page