(Film) Voice of a Murderer

11 Feb

Voice of a Murderer

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Movie: Voice of a Murderer
Hangul: 그놈 목소리
Revised romanization: Geu nom moksori
Director: Park Jin-Pyo
Writer: Park Jin-Pyo
Producer: Kim Joo-Sung
Cinematographer: Wu-hyeong Kim
Release Date: February 01, 2007 (South Korea)
Runtime: 122 min.
Production Budget: US$ 4.5M
Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Plot

One day, the only son of famous news anchor, HAN Kyung-bae, disappeared without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the nine-year-old boy’s mother, OH Jisun, demanding $100,000 as ransom. The police assign veteran detective KIM Wook-jung to the case and assemble a top-notch task force under his command. However, the kidnapper constantly outwits the police traps and keeps calling the parents with yet another instruction for the money drop. The only clue the police and the parents have is the kidnapper’s voice recorded on the tape; his cultured, but emotionless voice, which often gives anyone who listens goose bumps. The parents become restless and angry as days turns into weeks, and one day, when the kidnapper calls HAN Kyung-bae with another set of instructions, he turns the situation completely around and demands a direct confrontation. He starts giving instructions to the kidnapper, and…

Notes
Based on the true story of the infamous Apkujeong kidnapping and murder of 9 year old Hyung-ho Lee, which began on January 29th, 1991. 44 days later, the body of the boy was discovered in the sewers of the Han River. In the process the perpetrator called the parents numerous times. The murder was never solved and is now closed, due to the case passing the statue of limitations in Korea (15 years).

Source : asianmediawiki.com

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