In focus. Suspense, Korean style 2011
The unjust
  • Director: Ryoo Seung-wan

    In 2000, RYOO Seung-wan caused a sensation in the Korean film scene, with his stunning directorial debut, DIE BAD. With subsequent hits like NO BLOOD NO TEARS, A CRYING FIST, and THE CITY OF VIOLENCE, RYOO is now widely considered one of Korea’s top directors. Nicknamed “Action Kid,” RYOO’s pulpy crime thrillers and searing dramas about near low-lives can be characterized by his hardedged, innovative style. In October 2010, RYOO made a much-anticipated return to the screen with THE UNJUST, a crime drama that centers on a botched murder investigation and the illicit dealings between police, prosecutors and sponsors in connection to the case. Incorporating elements of satire, RYOO’s latest film focuses on examining the characters engaged in a complex power struggle and raw human desires.

Korea, South,  2010,  119 min.
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In focus. Suspense, Korean style

If you can’t find the killer…make one! A serial killer targeting elementary school students is on the loose. When the most probable suspect dies and the case looks like it’s reached a dead end, police brass decide to create a killer — and anyone will do. Though Detective CHOI boasts an incredible number of arrests over his career his rank never showed it. Deciding this is his last chance for professional redemption, he makes a deal with JANG, who he has beeninvestigating, and together they decide to set up an existing suspect as the murderer. The only hurdle in their plan is public prosecutor JOO, who takes on the case and who had been involved in a deal with rival construction contractor KIM. When secret deals and back alley agreements start to come to light, it only serves to drag all of them deeper and deeper into a dark hole of questionable ethics and abuse of the law.