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The Case of Itaewon Homicide (이태원 살인사건)

이태원 살인사건 (I-tae-won Sal-in-sa-geon)

Directed by Hong Ki-seon (홍기선)

Screenplay by

Crime Mystery Thriller

100min | Release date in South Korea :

Based on an unsolved murder case at a hamburger chain in Seoul’s multicultural Itaewon district in 1997, “The Case of Itaewon Homicide” opens with a graphically brutal scene in which an innocent college student is stabbed to death by a stranger.

Two Korean-American teenagers, Pearson (Jang Geun-seok) and Alex (Sin Seung-hwan), are the prime suspects in custody, and each blames the other for the horrific crime. The suspects throw contradictory evidence at investigators, creating confusion about what actually happened, leaving prosecutor Park (Jeong Jin-yeong) to try to figure out the truth.

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Distribution
Showbox (쇼박스)
Staff
 Ahn Yeong-soo (안영수)
 Adaptation/Dramatization
 Kim Jeong-hoon-III (김정훈)
 Directing department
 David Cho (조성규)
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100 min HD Panoramic (1.85)
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Airing dates : 2009/09/09
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2009.10.18 : 534,939 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.11 : 534,883 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.04 : 534,689 admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.27 : 525,738 admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.20 : 477,996 admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.13 : 286,562 admissions (total)

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oh I should watch it
After watching this movie you will know what is not fair, but still highly recommended.
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