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Howling (2012)

Ha-wool-ling (original title)
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Veteran detective Sang-gil and beat cop Eun-yeong are in charge of a case that seems to involve a simple act of self-immolation. Sang-gil initially thinks that it was an accident, but dog ... See full summary »

Director:

Ha Yoo

Writers:

Ha Yoo (screenplay), Asa Nonami (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Detective Sang-Kill
Nayoung Lee ... Detective Eun-Young (as Na-yeong Lee)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jang In-ho Jang In-ho ... Lee Ki-Nam
In-gi Jeong ... Coroner
Jeong Jin Jeong Jin ... Detective
Yeong-jin Jo Yeong-jin Jo ... Jung-Ah's dad
Jong-gu Kim Jong-gu Kim ... Manager Jo Ryeon-So
Sung-min Lee ... Detective Young-Cheol
Tae-Ri Lee ... Sang-Gil's son (as Lee Min-Ho)
Bo-ra Nam ... Jung-Ah
Jeong-geun Sin Jeong-geun Sin ... Chief detective
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Storyline

Veteran detective Sang-gil and beat cop Eun-yeong are in charge of a case that seems to involve a simple act of self-immolation. Sang-gil initially thinks that it was an accident, but dog bite marks discovered on the body lead him to believe that someone had terrorized and murdered the victim. He and Eun-yeong investigate the source of the drugs found in the body and discover the victim had been pimping out young girls. At the same time, another murder involving a wolf-dog crossbreed occurs The two cases are labeled serial killings. With a connection between the victims uncovered, Sang-gil and Eun-yeong track down a potential witness. While questioning her, one of the mysterious dogs strikes out of the blue, killing the witness and stunning the cops. Written by CJ Entertainment

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

16 February 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Howling See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,015,515
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Runtime:

(theatrical)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Weak female lead..
18 August 2015 | by prettybutterflySee all my reviews

The plot was a little too far-fetched and the sexism ruined the film for me. The way the female detective was treated in this film was pretty vile. You can tell it was written and directed by men. The story had promise, but once it unfolded it was a little too unbelievable. I wanted to see the female at some point take charge and not sit back and allow herself to be physically and mentally abused by her male counterparts. It was obvious that she was more intelligent than the guys around her, yet she continued to allow them to ridicule her and treat her poorly. Perhaps this film needs to be remade with a strong female lead.


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