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The Witness (2018)

Mok-gyeok-ja (original title)
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An ordinary man witnesses a cruel murder and becomes entangled in circumstances out of his control.


Kyu-Jang Cho
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Credited cast:
Sung-min Lee ... Sang-hoon
Sang-ho Kim ... Jae-yeop
Kyung Jin Kyung Jin ... Soo-jin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Junghwa Bae Junghwa Bae ... Seo-Yeon
Jung-in Choi Jung-in Choi ... So-Yeon's mother
Hwang Young Hee Hwang Young Hee ... Women's society president
Hyun-Sook Jun Hyun-Sook Jun ... Cart woman
Hak-sun Kim Hak-sun Kim ... Team Leader
Ja-yeong Kim Ja-yeong Kim ... Handcart woman (as Ja-Young Kim)
Seong-gyoon Kim ... Hyung-Gyoon
Si-Yang Kwak Si-Yang Kwak ... Tae-Ho
Jae Woo Lee Jae Woo Lee ... Detective Jo
Min-Woong Lee Min-Woong Lee ... Woo-Min
Sang-hee Lee Sang-hee Lee ... Janitor
Bom Park Bom Park ... Eun-Ji (Juvenile)


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

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Release Date:

15 August 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


KRW 7,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

KRW 7,221,417,060 (South Korea), 19 August 2018, Wide Release
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extremely well made
12 May 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

This film is just a marvel for my virginious search for good south korean movies. its a murder and a witness. harrison ford did something similar in a blockbuster, but this is even more convoluted than that. the first 10 minutes were just raw, near bestiallic in its grueling performance.

the filmography are extremely good, and so are the editing, and use of lightsettings,to boost the shivering terror of the deeds done. the score are well made and smittens over on you like a virus.

i still dont understand the korean language, complete kauderwelsh to me, but the actors are brilliant and very well spoken, so they would for sure dress the grumpy old man with invisible silk verbally so have a shot on this one, good action thriller!

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