Private Eye (film)
|Revised Romanization||Geurimja sarin|
|Directed by||Park Dae-min|
|Produced by||Lee Sang-yong
|Written by||Park Dae-min
|Music by||Hwang Sang-joon|
|Edited by||Nam Na-yeong|
|Distributed by||CJ Entertainment|
|Running time||111 minutes|
Seoul, 1910. Hong Jin-ho, Joseon’s first detective, travels around solving trivial family disputes for pocket money as a private detective. However, he is determined to go to America someday and is saving up for the trip. Then one night, Gwang-soo, a medical physician in training, discovers a corpse in the woods and secretly takes it to practice dissecting. But the corpse turns out to be the son of Seoul’s most powerful man. While planning to flee in the middle of the night and afraid of murder accusations, Gwang-soo meets Jin-ho, and asks him to find the killer. When another corpse turns up in the woods, murdered in the same way as the first victim, Jin-ho and Gwang-soo use a piece of cloth they find in the victim’s mouth as the lead they need to bring them one step closer to the real killer.
- Hwang Jung-min as Hong Jin-ho (private detective)
- Ryu Deok-hwan as Jang Gwang-soo (medical student)
- Uhm Ji-won as Soon-deok (inventor)
- Oh Dal-soo as Oh Young-dal (police officer)
- Yoon Je-moon as Eok-kwan (circus master)
According to its distributor CJ Entertainment, Private Eye attracted more than 554,000 viewers nationwide in the four days since its premiere on April 2, 2009, making it #1 at the South Korean box office. As of May 10, 2009, the total tickets sold domestically was 1,907,094.
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