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Pa-gwi-dwin sa-na-i (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1 July 2010 (South Korea)
The life of a respected minister and loving family man shatters after his daughter is kidnapped. When she is not returned, he renounces God and becomes a corrupt businessman.

Director:

Min-ho Woo

Writer:

Min-ho Woo
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Credited cast:
Myung-Min Kim ... Joo Young-Soo
So-Hyun Kim ... Joo Hye-Rin
Byung-joon Lee Byung-joon Lee ... Detective Koo
Joo-mi Park Joo-mi Park ... Park Min-kyeong
Ki-joon Uhm ... Choi Byeong-Chul
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One day, Hye Lin, the five-year old daughter of a devoted pastor, Joo Young Soo, is kidnapped. Pastor Joo, who has a rock solid faith in God at this time, prays wholeheartedly for her safe comeback, but she does not return. Eight years later, Joo Young Soo, who now does not believe in God and leads a completely secular life, receives a call. Hye Lin is still alive and is with the kidnapper. Joo Young Soo's resolute attempt to rescue his daughter begins. Written by Anonymous

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God failed me as he failed to save my daughter

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

1 July 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Pagwidwin Sanai See more »

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i Film Co. Ltd. See more »
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2.35 : 1
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A thriller that has been done before but still has the tension and emotion to watch all the way through
26 March 2011 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

This type of genre and type of movie has been done countless times and although the direction isn't anything really new. The movie still will have the audiences attention for the most part. The story is basically about a priest that loses his faith in God after his daughter gets kidnapped. Yes, like I said the direction isn't anything really new, but it's still gripping with enough emotion to feel something for the victims. It has certain elements which will make the audience root for the father to find his daughter. This is a very serious movie and although it's been done before there is still enough tension to keep focus most of the way through. When a parent loses their child in most cases it will drive them crazy, especially if they never find the body alive or dead. And you can sort of feel that emotion in this movie a bit, even if your not a parent. But one thing that got to me was the use of the police in this, let's just say the timing is terrible to the point it's not all that believable sometimes. But still this movie's main flaw is how generic it is, even the chase scenes feels so much like it's a deja vu and has been done better in other films.

6.2/10


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