6.6/10
1,411
8 user 14 critic

Dark Figure of Crime (2018)

Amsusarin (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 3 October 2018 (South Korea)
Trailer
1:40 | Trailer
A criminal thriller about the fierce psychological confrontation between a detective and a killer who confessed to multiple murders.

Director:

Tae-Gyun Kim (as Tae-Gyoon Kim)
Reviews
7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Young-woong Kim Young-woong Kim ... Jung Bong
Joong-kyung Yang Joong-kyung Yang ... Alumnus reunion friend (as Joong-Kyeong Yang)
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the mid-1990s, a loyal South Korean secret agent is caught in a political vortex plotted by the ruling classes of North and South Korea.

Director: Jong-bin Yoon
Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Sung-min Lee, Jin-woong Cho
Believer (2018)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A police detective determined to catch the unseen boss of Asia's biggest drug cartel joins hands with a revenge-thirsty member of the gang.

Director: Hae-Young Lee
Stars: Jin-woong Cho, Jun-Yeol Ryu, Hae-Joon Park
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Four friends meet for the first time in a long time play a game that reveals each other's secrets.

Director: J.Q. Lee
Stars: Hae-Jin Yoo, Jin-woong Cho, Seo-jin Lee
Unstoppable (2018)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dong-Chul (Don Lee) and Ji-Soo (Song Ji-Hyo) are a happily married couple. One day, Dong-Chul comes home to find his house in disarray and his wife is missing.

Director: Kim Min-Ho
Stars: Dong-seok Ma, Ji-Hyo Song, Seong-oh Kim
Asura (2016)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city's corrupt mayor.

Director: Sung-su Kim
Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Jung-min Hwang, Ji-Hoon Ju
The Witness (2018)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ordinary man witnesses a cruel murder and becomes entangled in circumstances out of his control.

Director: Kyu-Jang Cho
Stars: Sung-min Lee, Sang-ho Kim, Kyung Jin
Extreme Job (2019)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A police undercover operation takes a delicious, unexpected turn.

Director: Byeong-heon Lee
Stars: Lee Hanee, Jun-seok Heo, Jeong Jae-Kwang
Veteran (2015)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A honest cop seeks justice for a common man against all odds. A rich boy seeks revenge on the cop.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Ah-In Yoo, Hae-Jin Yoo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1987 Korea under an oppressive military regime, the unlawful interrogation and death of a college student ignite ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang
Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Hae-Jin Yoo
The Outlaws (2017)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on real events, this crime action film depicts a Seoul detective's attempts to keep peace while two Chinese-Korean gangs battle over turf in the neighborhood.

Director: Yoon-Seong Kang
Stars: Jin-ah Bae, Gwi-hwa Choi, Kijoon Hong
Miss Baek (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman's past as a convict follows her everywhere and because of this she doesn't open up to others. But then she strikes up a friendship with a broken child who has suffered from domestic... See full summary »

Director: Ji-won Lee
Stars: Ji-min Han, Suk-ho Jun, Hee-joon Lee
The King (2017)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of a young prosecutor who rises swiftly to power, but tumbles even quicker.

Director: Jae-rim Han
Stars: In-Sung Jo, Sung-Woo Bae, Woo-sung Jung
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Believe but be doubtful

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Principal photography began on August 14, 2017 in Busan, and finished November 6, 2017. 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 »

User Reviews

 
Nostalgic Detective & Killers Movies from South Korea
26 November 2018 | by riviuriviuSee all my reviews

Claimed as a film based on a true story about a detective who investigates the case of a killer in the city of Busan, South Korea.

Without further ado, from the start the film immediately directs us to a series of murder cases that have been committed by the killer based on his confession to the detective. Cunningly, the killer tried to play with the detective with confusing statements. Until a bright spot where his actions can be proven by the police and increase the weight of the murderer's punishment.

Typical of South Korean films where police and killers are always in touch. Even though we rarely find iconic films like Memories of Murder (2003) and The Chaser (2008), but 'Dark Figure of Crime' can provide an interesting spectacle. Moreover, the film stars South Korean veteran Kim Yoon-seok (The Chaser, The Yellow Sea, Hwayi: The Monster Boy, Fog Sea and other famous titles) with the opposite of a rising actor Ju Ji-hoon.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

3 October 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Figure of Crime See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,176,133
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed