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Dark Figure of Crime (2018)

Amsusarin (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 3 October 2018 (South Korea)
A criminal thriller about the fierce psychological confrontation between a detective and a killer who confessed to multiple murders.


Tae-Gyun Kim (as Tae-Gyoon Kim)
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Credited cast:
Yoon-seok Kim ... Hyung-min
Ji-Hoon Ju ... Tae-oh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ju-Seon Eo Ju-Seon Eo ... Old man
Jin Heo Jin Heo
Seon-kyu Jin Seon-kyu Jin ... Detective Jo
Joong-kyung Yang Joong-kyung Yang ... Alumnus reunion friend (as Joong-Kyeong Yang)


A criminal thriller about the fierce psychological confrontation between a detective and a killer who confessed to multiple murders.

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Crime | Drama


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The film was selected as the opening film of the 3rd London East Asia Film Festival, held from October 25 to November 4, 2018. See more »

Alternate Versions

On August 20, 2018, the film received an 18 rating from the Korea Media Rating Board. Replying to media, the film's production company stated that the film did not contain 'such strong' restricted content (such as violence and gore), and they believed that it is milder than two other 2018 released films Believer and The Witch: Part 1 - The Subversion, which both received age 15-rating. As such, the film was re-edited and re-submitted to the board for a "age 15-rating", with no change in its release schedule. The film eventually was released under a age 15-rating, after approximately 2 minutes worth of content were shaved off from the original cut. See more »

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A mesmerizing plot aided with top notch acting.
28 June 2019 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

A narcotics officer Kim is contacted by a convicted murderer Kang from prison n confesses murdering six other people. He claims that the homicide officers fabricated evidence against him to have him imprisoned. Kim agrees to find the real evidence in exchange for information on the remaining six bodies. Kim uncovers the actual evidence with Kang's information, proving the homicide detectives fabricated his case. As a result Kang's sentence is reduced. Kim's mentor advises Kim to stop pursuing Kang's case since the murderer is trying to make himself appear innocent in other crimes to overturn the sentencing for the crime he is serving time for at present.

Fellas looking for a fast paced thriller will be disappointed as this film is more like an investigative drama aided by top notch acting n direction. Some may find the climax very convenient but the entire plot is very mesmerizing. Fans of David Fincher's Zodiac will definitely enjoy this.

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