Sim Deok-soo is a grumpy landlord running a run-down apartment complex. Suddenly his tenants begin disappearing under suspicious circumstances. A retired ex-detective shows up, claiming a serial murderer from 30 years back has returned.
Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing murders he committed after the statute of limitations expires. A detective and one of the victim's mothers search for the author while another killer begins a spree of murders.
Jin-Seok (Kang Ha-Neul) moves into a new home with his older brother Yoo-Seok (Kim Moo-Yul), mother (Na Young-Hee) and father (Moon Sung-Geun). Jin-Seok suffers from hypersensitivity, but with medication he is able to live normally. One rainy evening, Jin-Seok sees his older brother being thrown into a van by a group of men. After 19 days of silence, Yoo-Seok returns home, but he doesn't remember anything from his disappearance. Jin-Seok though notices enough changes in his older brother's personality and behavior that he begins to suspect that the person who has returned is not Yoo-Seok. Meanwhile, Jin-Seok keeps hearing sounds from a locked room temporarily storing the previous home owner's belongings.Written by
Performed by David Thibault
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Original song by Jay Johnson (as Johnson, Jay W.) / Billy Hayes (as Hayes, Billy)
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I wasn't sure about watching this movie at first. Asian movies tend to have a higher rating in general. But I gave this movie a shot. The movie starts out as a cutesy family story. Then it turns into a mystery with the brother's kidnapping. Then it turns a little sinister horror-like with eerie sounds coming from the closed room. Then with the brother's return and strange ways, it gives it an action and crime drama twist. Then with the big reveal you discover it is actually a psychological thriller. You then notice that you have over half an hour more of the movie to go after what you think is the big reveal. And then when you start wondering what else is left to see in the movie, tragedy strikes and it is heartbreaking. Brilliant film making. Now I want to watch more South Korean movies!
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