Korean Movie – Confession of Murder
It’s finally showing in Singapore!
I’ve waited for this movie since last year and finally, I went to Plaza Singapore to catch this movie yesterday. The theater was pretty much empty as it was Monday evening show, but I hope many Singaporean people come and watch this film.
My sisters highly recommended this movie, “Confession of Murder” and in Korea, it had about 2.7 million people watched this movie although this was rated R. (From Korean newspapers, 2.7 million was rather a big hit despite of being rated ‘R’) My sisters also told me that I needed to pay attention to details to understand this film better. I tried but it seemed that I missed out all the hints (so did my husband as he said he was busy reading subtitles.) Maybe I should watch it again to find all the hints that the director put throughout the movie.
I’m not going to write a detailed plot, so please watch the trailer below.
A serial killer who became a celebrity and a detective whose hands are tied.
15 years ago, an infamous serial killing case that left 10 women dead shook the nation. Now its statute of limitations is about to expire, and a member of the victim family throws himself off a building in front of the detective Choi who is the primary detective on the case.
2 years later, a man named Lee Du-seok publishes a book titled “Confession of Murder”, claiming his responsibility for the murders that took place 17 years ago. His book becomes a huge success, making him an instant celebrity thanks to his beautiful faade and innately danger that’s associated with his presence. Choi can only watch from the sidelines as his hands are tied, because Lee has been pardoned legally.
The law forgave him, but even after the expiration of statute of limitations, the case is not yet over!
I would recommend people to watch this. Story was pretty interesting and there are a couple of good twists that surprised me. I enjoyed the suspense and some action scenes. I would give 8 out of 10.
The initial motif of this movie was based on the true story that a Japanese murderer published a book about his crime that he wrote while he was in mental hospital after his trial. Quite scary and weird, but interesting enough to make a movie out of it!
I would still recommend people to watch this movie, but here are some points that I found disappointing because this movie could do much better.
I think the director was trying to show everything in this film. It had action, thriller, twists, car chasing, comedy, sarcasm, and love. If this director had removed all the comical elements out (the detective and victims family part) and push the action and thriller part throughout the movie, it would have been a better movie. As a big fan of thriller/crime literature, the plot itself was great and there were some touching moments as well.
The Title: 내가 살인범이다
Another point that I want to tell is about the title of this film. It is translated in English as ‘Confession of Murder’, but in Korean, it’s 내가 살인범이다.
내가 살인범이다 means “I’m the murderer.” However, If you know and understand the nuance of Korean language, technically, it can be translated as “I claim I’m the murder.” When my sisters didn’t tell me anything about this film but the title, I could draw the conclusion that this person is not the murderer, but this person claims that he is, so the real murderer is someone else. This is what I could understand just with the title.
Overall, this movie is very good! Please go and catch this film while it’s showing in screen!
This movie seems to be Golden Village Exclusive!