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Confession of Murder (2012)

Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da (original title)
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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.

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Byung-gil Jung (as Byeong-gil Jeong)

Writers:

Won-Chan Hong, Byung-gil Jung (as Byeong-gil Jeong) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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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Action | Thriller

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

8 November 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Filming began October 7, 2011 & finished January 29, 2012. See more »

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Remade as Memoirs of a Murderer (2017) See more »

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Engaging Thriller
26 September 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Korea, the serial-killer Lee Du-sok (Shi-hoo Park) has killed ten women and there is another one missing that the police department believes he is the responsible for her disappearance. After fifteen years, the statute of limitation expires on his last murder and Lee Du- sok publishes a book describing each murder in details. Detective Choi (Jae-yeong Jeong), who was in charge of the investigation of all the ten murders, chases Lee Du-sok and challenges him to tell where the eleventh victim is. Meanwhile, Han Ji-Soo (Young-Ae Kim), who is the mother of his last victim, seeks revenge with her family and friends. The owner of a sensationalist television network invites Lee Du-sok and Detective Choi for a debate live. Out of the blue, a man with the alias "J" calls the TV during the debate and tells that he is the real killer and Lee Du-sok is a fraud. Who should be the real killer?

"Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da", a.k.a. "Confession of Murder", is an engaging South-Korean thriller with a great story. The performances are top-notch but the main twist is predictable and explains the behavior of Choi, despite surprising many viewers. There is also a criticism to the behavior of the media and public in general, worshipping a serial- killer because he is handsome. The only remark is the excessive and exaggerated action scenes; however they are part of the entertainment. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Confissão de Assassinato" ("Confession of Murder")


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