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Voice of a Murderer (그놈 목소리)

그놈 목소리 (Geu-nom Mok-so-ri)

Directed by Park Jin-pyo (박진표)

Screenplay by

Drama Mystery Fear Thriller

122min | Release date in South Korea :

One day, the only son of famous news anchor, Han Kyeong-bae, disappeared without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the nine-year-old boy’s mother, Oh Ji-seon, demanding $100,000 as ransom. The police assign veteran detective Kim Wook-joong to the case and assemble a top-notch task force under his command. However, the kidnapper constantly outwits the police traps and keeps calling the parents with yet another instruction for the money drop. The only clue the police and the parents have is the kidnapper’s voice recorded on the tape; his cultured, but emotionless voice, which often gives anyone who listens goose bumps. The parents become restless and angry as days turns into weeks, and one day, when the kidnapper calls Han Kyeong-bae with another set of instructions, he turns the situation completely around and demands a direct confrontation. He starts giving instructions to the kidnapper, and...


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CJ Entertainment (CJ엔터테인먼트)
 Chae Gil-byeong (채길병)
 Production department
 Gook Dong-seok (국동석)
 Assistant director
 Jung Young-heun (정영헌)
 Directing department
 Yoon Se-yeong (윤세영)
 Directing department
 Lee Byeong-woo (이병우)
 Score composer
 Baek Jong-yeol (백종열)
 Production department
 Kim Sang-man (김상만)
 Advertising design
 Lee Jeon-hyung (이전형)
 Computer generated graphics/Digital special effects department
 Go Rak-sun (고락선)
 Choi Jae-chun (최재천)
 Computer generated graphics/Digital special effects department
 Kim Seo-hee-I (김서희)
 Makeup and hairstyle department
 Kang Sook (강숙)
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122 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Airing dates : 2007/02/01
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2007.02.25 : 2,950,033 admissions (total)
As of 2007.02.18 : 2,658,283 admissions (total)
As of 2007.02.11 : 2,248,304 admissions (total)
As of 2007.02.04 : 1,322,897 admissions (total)

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This movie is so sad but the movie is well made.
2009-10-10 02:43:28
2007-10-22 18:04:55
OMG! Everyone should watch this!! Can't believe he's still alive..
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