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Perfect Number (2012)

Yong-eui-ja X (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 18 October 2012 (South Korea)
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Brilliant math teacher formulates the perfect cover-up, after his neighbor murders her abusive ex-husband.

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Eun-jin Pang

Writers:

Gong-ju Lee (screenplay), Jung-hwa Lee (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Seung-bum Ryoo ... Suk-Go (as Seung-beom Ryu)
Yo-won Lee ... Hwa-Sun
Jin-woong Cho ... Detective Min-Bum (as Jin-woong Jo)
Yoon-Seong Kim Yoon-Seong Kim ... Sang-joon
Min-ho Kwak Min-ho Kwak ... Cheol-min
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jung-pyo Park Jung-pyo Park ... Doctor
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Storyline

Seemingly an ordinary math teacher in high school, Suk-go is indeed a brilliant mathematician. Hwa-sun is his neighbor. They become inseparable when Suk-go decides to cover up Hwa-sun's accidental murder while she was mercilessly beaten by her ex-husband. Written by http://www.hancinema.net

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You want to find the truth by the way, making a problem no one can solve or solving that problem ?

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

18 October 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect Number See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,727,122
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on Japanese mystery writer Keigo Higashino's 2005 novel "Yogisha X no Kenshin" ("The Devotion of Suspect X"). See more »

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Version of The Devotion of Suspect X (2017) See more »

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Tugs at your brain and heart
18 August 2013 | by groundcoffeeSee all my reviews

What to make of this remake? It is the best movie I have seen in years. To me, this is better than the Japanese one. Take the ending, the male character who confessed is asked by the female lead, why he did it. In the Japanese version, he cries unabashedly, in this Korean version, his tears quietly flow.

Rare is a film that tugs at one's brain and heart at the same time. Yes, it is a tearjerker but the way the detective uncovers layer upon layer of evidence leading him to cast suspicion on his mathematician friend is feast for the brain.

Highly recommended. Ten out of ten stars.


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