CJ Entertainment America Presents "Helpless" 2012/04/10, Source,
Dark Horse Korean Hit at the Gate in the U.S.
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 9, 2012) – CJ Entertainment America is launching the moody Korean thriller "Helpless" on April 20, 2012 as an exclusive engagement for Los Angeles at the CGV Cinemas, with national dates expected for early May. The film was a critical darling and unexpected box office champion for two consecutive weeks when it was released in Korea earlier this year.
- Russell Edwards, Variety
"...The film never ceases to compel. As the layers of deceit are peeled back, Byeon seems in complete command of her material. A key demonstration of her narrative dexterity is the way she flaunts an audacious 'Chinatown'-like clue to the missing woman's whereabouts without pre-empting the climax",...More
Dong-chul is a typical “salary man”, a doting father and a loving husband. But he’s got a secret that’s catching up with him fast. He can barely pay the interest on a debt he has to repay to a sinister loan shark. To make matters worse, the due date on the principal is approaching like a runaway train. When he gets caught up in a kidnapping scheme with his friend Man-ho, he finds out exactly why he makes a pretty terrible kidnapper. He fumbles with the rope when tying his hostage up and he can barely make the ransom call. So when she gets the call from the kidnappers who took his daughter, he’s caught between a rock and hard place.
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