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Hoa-cha (2012)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 8 March 2012 (South Korea)
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A man searches for his fiancée who vanished without a trace just before their wedding ceremony, only to discover the shocking identity of her.

Director:

Young-Joo Byun

Writers:

Young-Joo Byun, Miyuki Miyabe (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sun-kyun Lee ... Moon-ho (as Seon-gyun Lee)
Min-hee Kim ... Seon-yeong
Sung-ha Jo Sung-ha Jo ... Jong-geun (as Seong-ha Jo)
Ha-yoon Song Ha-yoon Song ... Han-na (as Byeol Kim)
Duk-moon Choi Duk-moon Choi ... Ha Seong-sik (as Duek-mun Choi)
Hee-joon Lee ... No Seung-joo
Min-jae Kim ... Han Moon-ho's friend
Il-hwa Choi Il-hwa Choi ... Han Moon-ho's father
Tae-In Kim Tae-In Kim ... Park Myeong-sin
Sun-Kyun Lee Sun-Kyun Lee ... Moon-ho Jang
Park Sang-woo Park Sang-woo
Kim Bo-Seul Kim Bo-Seul
Min Hee Bae Min Hee Bae ... Ho-doo's Mom (as Bae Min-hee)
Jang Dae-Yoon Jang Dae-Yoon ... Jecheon District Captain
Su-yeon Cha Su-yeon Cha ... Kang Sun-Young
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A man searches for his fiancée who vanished without a trace just before their wedding ceremony, only to discover the shocking identity of her.

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

8 March 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Helpless See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is a film adaptation of Japanese mystery novel KASHA by Miyabe Miyuki. See more »

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Great film - must see!
31 May 2015 | by turdbadgeSee all my reviews

Helpless is a true "nothing is as it seems" type of mystery that takes you down the rabbit hole and never disappoints along the way. At it's core is a well organized plot that make you feel like you're investigating right alongside the characters. Their surprise is your surprise - Their dead end in is your dead end. When you think you have the missing girl all figured out, the story opens completely up and shows you exactly what you hadn't thought of. The action is both believable and unexpected, all the while making sense instead of how movies normally make you go "seriously?" As far as Korean flicks go in general, this one wasn't overly emotional. It was a GREAT watch. An intelligent mystery riddled with suspense and void of stupid mistakes. A must see for mystery lovers and Korean movie fans.


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