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Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)

Hwayi: Gwimuleul samkin ai (original title)
A boy with five fathers who is attached to the criminal underworld. A sinister past is about to be revealed as he is forced to join the killing spree.


Joon-Hwan Jang


Joo-Suk Park, Joon-Hwan Jang (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Kim Yoon-seok ... Seok Tae
Yeo Jin-gu ... Hwayi
Cho Jin-woong ... Ki Tae (as Jin-woong Jo)
Hyun-Sung Jang Hyun-Sung Jang ... Jin Seong (as Hyeong-seong Jang)
Seong-gyoon Kim ... Dong Beom
Park Hae-Joon ... Beom Soo (as Hae-jun Park)
Nam Ji-Hyun ... Yoo Kyung (as Ji-hyeon Nam)
Ji-Eun Lim Ji-Eun Lim ... Yeong Joo
Yoo Yeon-Seok ... Park Ji Won
Seong-kun Mun ... CEO Jin
Kyeong-Yeong Lee ... Im Hyung Taek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheol-woo Han Cheol-woo Han ... Detective Kim
Joo-wan Han Joo-wan Han ... President Jeon's Attendant
Jang In-sub Jang In-sub ... Detective Chang Ho
Yoon-seok Jeong Yoon-seok Jeong ... Hwayi (child) (as Yoon-Seok Jung)


Hwayi is a boy living in a farm village, who was raised by 5 fathers who were famous criminals. One day, the group is commissioned to kill a man named Lim and his wife. While the rest of the group feel something odd about this particular contact, Suk-tae is adamant to carry out this job with Hwayi in tow. During the job Hwayi discovers a photograph of a child in Lim's house. Eventually, Suk-tae hands his gun to Hwayi and he is forced to pull the trigger. He becomes ill after committing his first kill and realizes that the boy in the photograph looks uncannily familiar. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Crime | Thriller


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Joon-Hwan Jang's first feature directorial movie since 2003 film Jigureul Jikyeora. See more »

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Hwayi - Truly Monster !!
22 March 2016 | by navendu_krishnanSee all my reviews

Hwayi - Truly Monster !!

Just jaw dropping ! The story is so brilliant that i didn't even moved from my seat while watching this. The main spine in this movie is the story it self. Park ju seok created a masterpiece out of this. Its thrilling, Engaging, mysterious. I praise Jang Joon Hwan for his excellent take on the debut. Acting by Kim Yoon Seok, Cho Jin Woong, Jan gung sun, Park jae joon , makes this flick into some heights. Yeo jin goo's hero role became alive cos of Kim yoon seok's acting with him. Mowg's music is beautiful, like the Kim ji young's cinematography. For any thriller movie lover, this wont disappoint you for sure !

8 out of 10

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9 October 2013 (South Korea) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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