Voice of a Murderer

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Voice of a Murderer
Voice of a Murderer.jpg
Voice of a Murderer poster
Revised Romanization Geunom moksori
McCune–Reischauer Kŭnom moksori
Directed by Park Jin-pyo
Produced by Lee Yu-jin
Written by Park Jin-pyo
Starring Sol Kyung-gu
Kim Nam-joo
Kim Yeong-cheol
Kang Dong-won
Music by Lee Byung-woo
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Release dates
  • February 1, 2007 (2007-02-01)
Running time 122 minutes
Language Korean
Box office $18,160,598[1]

Voice of a Murderer (Hangul: 그놈 목소리; RR: Geunom moksori) is a 2007 South Korean film directed by Park Jin-pyo one year after You Are My Sunshine. The story is a fictionalized account of a true life event. The film was the 3rd most attended film of 2007 in South Korea with 3,143,247 tickets sold.[2]


One day, the only son of famous news anchor, Han Kyung-bae, disappeared without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the nine-year-old boy’s mother, Oh Jisun, demanding $100,000 as ransom. The police assign veteran detective Kim Wook-jung to the case and assemble a 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 tape. The parents become restless and angry as days turns into weeks, and one day, when the kidnapper calls Han Kyung-bae with another set of instructions, he turns the situation completely around and demands a direct confrontation.



The film is based on a real life abduction that happened in South Korea in 1991. The name of the nine-year-old that was abducted was Lee Hyung-ho. The child was missing for 44 days before his body was found. His killer was never caught and as of 2006 the statute of limitations had run out.

Awards and nominations[edit]

2007 Blue Dragon Film Awards[3]

  • Nomination – Best Film
  • Nomination – Best Leading Actor – Sol Kyung-gu
  • Nomination – Best Director – Park Jin-pyo

2007 Grand Bell Awards

2007 Korean Film Awards

  • Nomination – Best Sound

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