Directed by Lee Seong-gu (이성구)
Screenplay by Kim Seungok (김승옥)103min | Release date in South Korea : 1968/09/14
One day, a photographer Kim Cheol-hoon is found dead. To solve the mysteries of this sudden death, the crafty detective Park (Kim Seung-ho) begins an investigation with a young and smart detective (Kim Seong-ok) and interviews people related to Kim Chul-hoon. He meets Kim's landlord and his younger sister without success. Then the detectives meet a novelist Han Jung-woo who sent a letter to Chul-woon and hears about 『The General's Mustache』 , a novel Kim wrote after meeting the novelist Han. It's a story about every person in the country growing a mustache to follow the general who played a crucial role in the independence of the country except for the main character who disagreed. Eventually, the main character becomes a lonely and isolated person. Hearing the plot of the novel doesn't lead detectives anywhere. Next, they hear more in detail about Kim Chul-hoon from Shin-hye (Yoon Jeong-hee), a former dancer who used to be Kim's lover. According to Shin-hye's story, Kim was a romantic man but had trouble adapting to reality. Shin-hye was attracted to the romantic air that Kim had but eventually leaves him. Kim's death takes place after their parting. Detectives conclude Kim's death was a suicide.
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