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The film is based on a true case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Yong-woo Park ... Kang Ji-seung
... Hwang Woo-hyeok (as Ryu Seung-Ryong)
... Detective Park
Ji-ru Sung ... Jong's father
... Jong's mother
Byeong-eun Park ... Kim Joo-hwan
Gu-taek Kim ... Wol-il's father
Mi-hyeon Park ... Won-il's mother
Sang-hee Lee ... Yong-ok's father
Deok-jae Jo ... Dong-pil's father
Young-hwa Seo ... Dong-pil's mother
Sang-baek Nam ... Cheol-woo's father
Ui-soo Lee ... Cheol-woo's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jin-mo Joo
... Ji-seung's Wife
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The film is based on a true case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents that they were going to hang out on a nearby mountain to catch frogs. They went missing. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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A thriller with integrity and soul- Amazing exploration of Crime
25 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

I am a big admirer of Korean cinema. It has its distinct style of screenplay, characterization, storytelling and a definitive panache of humor. Movies like Memories of Murder, The Chaser, Mother, Voice of Murderer and Oldboy etc. There are several movies which has the cinematic tenets at its best.

Based on the true events, 'Children' depicts a case of 5 missing children in 1991. There begins a series investigations to search the children through many clues and clicks. The revelations are well timed and keep you at the edge of your seat.

The screenplay is water-tight which never loses the focus. Characterization is the key feature and it allows the viewers to connect with the characters, every character is so believable that you will feel their agony. The story has many folds and all the serendipitous discoveries are top notch.

The direction is perfect, it explores every occurrence immaculately. The desperation of media and incompetency of the police are portrayed flawlessly.

Acting is at its peak, every actor has played the part with utmost honesty and tangibility. The emotions, distress and panic of the characters are just believable.

A thriller like this is a benchmark for this genre.

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