Panorama 2011
Detective K: Secret of virtuous widow
  • Director: Seok-yun Kim

    Director KIM Sok-yun is regarded as a star broadcast TV producer. This is his second project after “Old Miss Diary”. After getting recognition of active participation in many TV shows, he made his debut with “Old Miss Diary” which was an adaptation from a sitcom and received appraise from the critics and confirmed his ability to go back and forth from TV and movie. In this movie “Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widows” a robust detective tale is worked under Director Kim’s unique sense of comedy to blossom into a hilarious historical movie with a fresh character. Fresh content meets a fresh director – this will be another reason to watch the movie for the audience.

Korea, South,  2011,  115 min.
Section:
Panorama

18th century Joseon is shaken to the roots by a large-scale government scandal... Joseon's greatest detective is assigned to solve the case! It’s the 16th year of King Jeong-jo’s rule, a series of murders break out in the capital of Joseon. King suspects that the murders are a part of some high officials’ conspiracy to cover up an embezzlement scandal. He commissions a famous detective Kim Jin (played by Kim Myung-min) to solve the case and find out who is behind. Kim Jin’s investigation is off to a shaky start as he gets attacked by assassins from day one. He narrowly escapes death with the help of a dog seller, Seo-phil (played by Oh Dal-soo). Together, they head out to Jeokseong to find Wolfsbane – the flower that holds key to the case. In Jeokseong, they meet a beautiful business magnate, Han (played by Han Ji-min) who seems to hold far more secrets than she first appears.

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