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Salinjaui gieokbeob (2017)

TV-MA | | Action, Thriller | 8 September 2017 (USA)
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A former serial killer with Alzheimer's fights to protect his daughter from her psychotic boyfriend.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Byung-su
... Tae-ju
... Eun-hee
... An Byeong-man
... Jo Yeon-joo
Hae-yeon Kil ... Maria
Byung-joon Lee ... Poetry Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
In-Gum Jung ... Kim Byeong-soo's father
Ki-jun Shin ... Kim Byeong-soo (teen)
Rin-Ah Shin ... Eun-hee (child) (as Shin Rin-Ah)
Choi Yoo-Song ... Byeong-soo's mother
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Former serial killer Byung-su gets diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The doctor tells him that it's due to the aftereffects from a traffic accident 17 years ago; the same accident that stopped him from his killings and allowed him to live a normal life with his dear daughter. So when a series of murders occurs near his town, Byung-su gets worried whether the killings are his doing during his memory lapses. But then he comes across Tae-ju and instinctively realizes that he is the serial killer. He reports this to the police, only to learn that Tae-ju is one. Byung-su tries to find firm evidence that Tae-ju is a psychopath, but only raises Tae-ju's interest in him and his daughter. And now with his memory slipping, Byung-su must find a way to protect his daughter from Tae-ju. Written by Showbox

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Memories can deceive you

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Action | Thriller

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Opening Weekend:

$6,662,066 (South Korea), 10 September 2017, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,665, 10 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$91,335, 19 October 2017
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The film is based on a bestselling fiction book by author Young-ha Kim. See more »

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Byung-su: He recognized me just as I recognized him.
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Decent attempt at depicting dementia in a thriller but suffers from poor writing and unnecessary length
11 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Honestly the journey and structure of this film is great at the start but becomes a bit lost and over convoluted further into the story. The reason for this I believe is a lack of focused writing. Playing with the time and memory lapses of Byung-soo and how it relates to trying to catch his daughter's bf is a good idea and I think there are parts where it was very well executed.

However there were also parts where it was badly executed and parts where the story becomes convoluted without any real reason.

The audience attention is lost because of this lack of focus and instead you are left a bit confused about why certain scenes happened instead of gripped throughout. This confusion remains at the end of the film.

Also the film commits the crime of continuing after the story ends, dragging on an extra 15 mins or so that could easily have been cut from the end.

The concept is interesting and there's certainly parts where the story is engaging but it's not as well brought together as one would hope.


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