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Whistle Blower (2014)

Je-bo-ja (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 2 October 2014 (South Korea)
"This film is based on the true story of disgraced Korean researcher whose unethical practices were exposed after he received critical alarm for good work." -- Screen Red

Director:

Soon-rye Yim

Writer:

Chun-Hyeong Lee
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hae-il Park ... Yoon Min-Cheol
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Lee Jang-Hwan
Yeon-Seok Yoo Yeon-Seok Yoo ... Shim Min-Ho
Won-Sang Park Won-Sang Park ... Lee Sung-Ho (as Won-sang Park)
Hyeon-kyeong Ryu Hyeon-kyeong Ryu ... Kim Mi-Hyun
Ha-yoon Song Ha-yoon Song ... Kim Yi-Seul (as Byeol Kim)
Mi-do Lee Mi-do Lee
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"This film is based on the true story of disgraced Korean researcher whose unethical practices were exposed after he received critical alarm for good work." -- Screen Red

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2 October 2014 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Whistle Blower See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,628,888
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Shim Min-Ho: I don't care if you believe it or not, but my words are a fact and the fact won't change.
Shim Min-Ho: You may have risked everything to get here, but I have abandoned everything to come here.
Shim Min-Ho: I told the truth.
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A nice journalistic drama worthy of your time
22 March 2015 | by alain-kapel5See all my reviews

Koreans rarely disappoint when it comes to movies. Whether you're talking about dramas or thrillers, they always boast high production values combined with good acting from all involved.

Whistle Blower is no exception. Here we have an intriguing story based on a true case that revolves around a scientist who claimed to be the first person to successfully clone human embryonic stem cells. The movie starts out with protag Yoon Min-cheol's investigation into illegal ovum trafficking that might be connected to Lee Jang-hwan, the aforementioned scientist, and his research into stem cell cloning. He decides to pursue the story further, but it quickly stirs public interest that backfires at Yoon and his network station. The rest is up to you to reveal, as it would be a shame to spoil more of the plot.

I feel like I've said enough regarding the movie. I wholeheartedly recommend it along with Silenced and Unbowed as some of the best Korean dramas I've seen recently. It might seem as a modest TV production at first, but it quietly pulls you along and doesn't let go until the end. You'll enjoy watching Yoon's fight for justice against all odds.


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