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Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015)

Joseon Myungtamjung: Nobui Ddal (original title)
Joseon's top detective Kim Min attempts to track down those responsible for circulating massive amounts of counterfeit silver bullion in Joseon. He also tries to find the missing sibling of a young girl.

Director:

Suk-Yoon Kim

Writer:

Tak-Hwan Kim (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Myung-Min Kim ... Detective K
Yeon-hee Lee ... Hisako
Dal-su Oh ... Seo-Pil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hwang Chae-won Hwang Chae-won ... Do-Hae
Eun-seok Choi Eun-seok Choi ... Guard
Moo-Sung Choi Moo-Sung Choi ... Boss
Jung-min Hwang ... Sakura (as Jung Min Hwang)
Woo Hyeon ... Mr. Bang
Kwan-Woo Jo Kwan-Woo Jo ... Musician Jo
Ryun Jo Ryun Jo ... Woman 1
Won-joong Jung Won-joong Jung ... Government official
Hyeon-mi Kim Hyeon-mi Kim ... Gisaeng
Joon-Bum Kim Joon-Bum Kim ... Government official
Joongki Kim Joongki Kim ... Boss's subordinate
Min-sik Kim Min-sik Kim ... Man 3
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Joseon's top detective Kim Min attempts to track down those responsible for circulating massive amounts of counterfeit silver bullion in Joseon. He also tries to find the missing sibling of a young girl.

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Follows Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow (2011) See more »

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Memorably Terrible
3 July 2015 | by parknourieSee all my reviews

This film managed to be worse than it's predecessor.

How, you may ask when the first film had crappy effects, cheesy dialogue, no plot and laugh-free? By adding lots and lots of dead little girls, of course!

There's no attempt at historical accuracy and the acting is below average. Oh Dal-su is a kind of actor who Koreans instantly laugh by him just standing in the scene. But even he can't really save this crap.

A lame "action moment" happens when the hero uses a grenade to create diversion and get away while actually not harming anyone. Then it happens again. And then it happens again! And holy cow, it happens again!!

The twists aren't really predictable but that's because the film cheats and slavishly ticks all the clichés of this genre when it's obviously inappropriate

I guess the first film was harmless (despite being really bad) with some dumb laughs here and there but this one manages to be offensive too.

Warning for real bad after-taste since this is the first comedy I've seen where many many young girls end up severely poisoned if not dead already.

Thumbs way down. The competition is pretty high in Korean cinema when choosing the worst film of the year, but I know this one will be there since it's memorably terrible.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 February 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,663, 8 March 2015

Gross USA:

$185,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,387,870
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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