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Montage (2013)

Mong-ta-joo (original title)
15 years ago, a mother lost her child in a kidnapping case. A similar crime happens again and she won't let him go this time.

Director:

Geun-seop Jeong

Writer:

Geun-seop Jeong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Uhm Junghwa ... Ha-kyung (as Jeong-hwa Eom)
Kim Sang-kyung ... Chung-ho
Young-chang Song ... Han-chul
Hie-bong Jo ... Detective Kang
Hae-Kyun Jung ... Detective Choi
Seung-mok Yoo Seung-mok Yoo ... Chief Detective Kwak
Dae-hwan Oh ... Yong-sik
Jung-eun Heo Jung-eun Heo ... Bom (granddaughter)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Sound Expert Han
Lee Joon-hyuk ... Chief Detective Shin (as Joon Hyuk Lee)
Chul-Moo Kim Chul-Moo Kim ... Big detective
Hyeok-soo Kwon Hyeok-soo Kwon ... Police Station Chief
Sang-Hun Lee Sang-Hun Lee ... Restaurant Owner (as Sang-hun Lee)
Cheol-min Park ... Section Chief Koo
Tae Won-suk Tae Won-suk ... Youngest Detective
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Storyline

Fifteen years have passed since the girl was abducted, and suddenly a lonely flower is found at the crime scene. It was perceived as a sign indicating the possible return of a criminal who was not then found. The expiration date of the crime expires on these few days, and two days later a new abduction of the little girl takes place. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Bollywood movie 'Te3n' is an remake which was a commercial failue at the box office. See more »

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Excellent movie
16 January 2014 | by reach-bpSee all my reviews

It had been a long time since I have seen such a well rounded thriller, where motives are not cliché and predictive. The acting jives extremely well with the dialog (albeit I watched with sub-titles) and the actors were awesome.

The mother's acting was so realistic that in empathizing with her, a layer of understanding is added to the storyline. The story neatly makes a subtle point about the similarity in human motives, and how where you stand in relation to it, determines your perception.

The use of time is very interesting in this movie, like an origami. It starts as a plain paper (linear), but takes on elaborate form. There are a couple of movies where this technique has been used, but in this case, the time/origami texture is seamless.

I am sure the above description might sound abstract and arcane, but if you watch the movie, you will understand what I mean. :)

A gripping and intelligent thriller, a must see.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

16 May 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Montage See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,316,432
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Miin Pictures See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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