Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing murders he committed after the statute of limitations expires. A detective and one of the victim's mothers search for the author while another killer begins a spree of murders.


Byung-gil Jung (as Byeong-gil Jeong)


Won-Chan Hong, Byung-gil Jung (as Byeong-gil Jeong) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Choi Hyung-goo
Shi-hoo Park ... Lee Du-sok
Hae-Kyun Jung ... Jay
Yeong-ae Kim ... Han Ji-soo (victim's mom)
Choi Wonyoung ... Tae-sok (victim's brother) (as Won-young Choi)
Jong-goo Kim ... Ophiuchus (as Jong-gu Kim)
Eun-ji Jo ... Choi Gang-sook
Yong Oh Yong Oh ... Kang Do-hyeog
Woong Park Woong Park ... Kim Wan-jang
Sung-Woo Bae Sung-Woo Bae ... Gwang-soo (as Bae Sung Woo)
Mi-ja Jang Mi-ja Jang ... Director of Publishing Company
Jung-Hee Nam Jung-Hee Nam ... Nomo
Ji-ah Min Ji-ah Min ... Kang Soo-yeon (Hyung-goo's ex-girlfriend) (as Ji-a Min)
Jae-seung Ryu Jae-seung Ryu ... Jung Hyng-sik
Gwang Jang ... Bureau Chief


After the statute of limitation expires on the murders he has committed, Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing all his murders in great detail. Detective Choi, who investigated Lee's murders 15 years ago starts the chase once again and Han Ji-soo, who lost her daughter to Lee, pledges vengeance. Meanwhile, another killer appears, casting doubt to whether Lee is the real serial killer. The key here is how well the story juggles the truth and how solid the description of the characters' tangled relationships is. Written by Hancinema

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He'll kill to be famous.


Action | Crime | Thriller


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The film was remade in 2017 as Memoirs of a Murderer by Yu Irie. See more »


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Twists galore, and great action sequences.
10 June 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

Wow, impressive opening scene. The film is so well made and with the serious plot, it is a pity some of the scenes were made as comical as they did. The comic relief seemed completely out of place for this type of film. Thankfully, they abandon this during the second half of the film. After the halfway mark, we're hit with twist upon twist - and its both fascinating and shocking. Shi-hoo Park was excellent in his role. Notably, Yeong-ae Kim was also excellent as Victim's Mom.

When the big reveal comes about who really wrote the book, a lot doesn't really add up and some of the character's actions are questionable, but that aside, this was one of the most intriguing Korean films I've seen. The action scenes are so well made, it feels as if you're part of the action. The film's final moments are indeed a heart pounding adrenaline rush.

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Release Date:

8 November 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Confession of Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea


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2.35 : 1
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