"Murder River" traces the lives of two best friends - Seung-ho (Kim Da-hyeon) and Dong-sik (Sin Seong-rok) - who fall in love with the same girl, Myung-hee. But when the girl is suddenly raped and murdered by Dong-sik's older brother, Kyung-sik, the two close friends grow apart. Six years after Myung-hee's death, Seung-ho is imprisoned for participating in a labor campaign.While in prison, he meets Kyung-sik, who commits suicide shortly after their meeting, and his death drives Seung-ho and Dong-sik even further apart. Later, the two friends reunite to find out the truth behind the deaths of Myung-hee and Kyung-sik.
Director Kim Dae-hyeon is a veteran independent filmmaker and his foray into the thriller genre is said to be done well by film critics. Both Sin and Kim used to be famous musical theater actors. Sin has starred in a couple of dramas and films but this is the first time Kim has been featured in a full-length film.
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