Directed by Lee Kyoo-man (이규만)113min | Release date in South Korea : 2007/08/08
Alternative title "Wide Awake"
Due to inadequate use of anesthetics, a young boy experiences "intra-operative awareness" during his own heart surgery, hearing every sound and movement of the procedure. From the scalpel slicing through his body and surgical saw cutting through his rib cage, he remains completely aware! Unable to respond from the muscle-relaxation used during his surgery, the little boy is severely traumatized from this horrific accident. As a result, the child ends up brutally murdering a young girl soon after the incident. The boy is placed in a mental institution. Several psychiatrists find interest in his case, and decide to utilize radical treatment methods in order to cure the child. Through the use of hypnotism, they succeed in sealing the part of the boy's memory, his past and the personality that spawned from it. With this success, the boy is given a second chance and is placed to lead a normal life in society. 20 years later, the man's childhood is once again unlocked from a series of events, and leads to a series of gruesome murders. On a mission to spread the same pain he suffered as a child, the killer becomes cruel yet clever. As the killing continues, each of the memories and the secrets that lie 20 years in the past are slowly revealed.
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|Kim Myeong-min (김명민)|
|Yoo Joon-sang (유준상)|
|Kim Tae-woo (김태우)|
|Jeong Yoo-seok (정유석)|
|Kim Yoo-mi (김유미)|
|Kim Roi-ha (김뢰하)|
|Baek Seung-hwan (백승환)|
|Seo Young-hwa (서영화)|
|Lee Sung-min (이성민)|
|Kim Doo-yong (김두용)|
|Park Jin-yeong (박진영)|
|Kim Kwang-sik (김광식)|
|Gwak In-jun (곽인준)|
|Jo Seung-yeon (조승연)|
|Choi Hyo-sang (최효상)|
|Kim Yeong-seon (김영선)|
|Kim Byeong-cheol (김병철)|
|Jang Joon-nyeong-I (장준녕)|
|Lee Seung-ho (이승호)|
|Jeong Gye-soon (정계순)|
|Kim Eun-ah (김은아)|
|Lee Jong-seok-I (이종석)|
|Kim Hak-joon (김학준)|
|Park Jeong-soon (박정순)|
|CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)|
|113 min •35mm •Cinemascope (2.35)|
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