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No Mercy (2010)

Yongseoneun eupda (original title)
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Despite of being nearly proven the murderer, a serial killer threatens to kill the daughter of a forensic pathologist if he doesn't get him bailed out.

Director:

Hyeong-Joon Kim

Writers:

Hyeong-Joon Kim, Jeong-ho Lee (script editor)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyung-gu Sol ... Kang Min-Ho
Seung-bum Ryoo ... Lee Sung-Ho
Hye-jin Han ... Min Seo-Young
Ji-ru Sung Ji-ru Sung ... Min Seo-Young
Nam Kyung-eub Nam Kyung-eub ... Chief Detective Oh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeong-heon Lee Jeong-heon Lee ... Analyst
Jung-Hak Park Jung-Hak Park ... Prosecutor Park
Sang-wook Park Sang-wook Park ... Park Pyung-Sik
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Storyline

Sol Kyung-Gu plays a staff member of the National Institute of Scientific Investigation (NISI) in South Korea. He attempts to uncover the identity of a mysterious serial killer who decapitates his victims. Ryoo Seung-Bum plays a environmentalist who holds clues to unravel the mystery. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Rather be killed than forgive

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

7 January 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

No Mercy See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kyung-gu Sol won Best Actor at the 18th Chunsa Film Art Awards for his performance. See more »

Quotes

Min Seo-Young: This was his revenge.
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Crazy Credits

The title card of the film appears with a rose petal turned into a blood splatter in the background. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD version released in Singapore has a duration of 119 minutes. See more »

Soundtracks

Yongseoneun eupda (Prologue)
Music by Park Ji-man
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"No Mercy" Is Even Better Than Joon-ho Bong's "Mother"
24 September 2010 | by ebossertSee all my reviews

It's good that Joon-ho Bong's "Mother" is getting some exposure and generally positive reviews. A very fine film, but I prefer "No Mercy" because it's a bit more engaging from the get go and has a more absorbing premise. There's a very good external review on IMDb that outlines the plot synopsis and general characteristics of this film. For those who wish to watch the film without much knowledge, I'll give you a mini-review here.

A forensic pathologist and a young detective investigate the motives surrounding a dismembered corpse. Han Hye-jin (of "Jumong") is fantastic in the supporting role as the neophyte but talented detective who banters with her boss. The creative aspect of this film is that tension is established between the protagonists as one of them (identified early on) works against the investigation and attempts to contaminate or cover up the evidence. The characters are well-developed and the scriptwriting is clever. There are also some excellent dead body effects and one of the most convincing autopsy scenes in recent memory. This movie blends certain elements of "Seven" and "Out of Time" together to create a fantastic suspense/thriller that is quite simply unmissable.

Essential viewing. Watch it!


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