The Neighbors - Korean Movie
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- Movie: The Neighbors
- Revised romanization: Yiwootsaram
- Hangul: 이웃사람
- Director: Kim Whee
- Writer: Kang Pool (comic)
- Producer: Suk Jae-Seung
- Release Date: August 23, 2012
- Runtime: 110 min.
- Genre: Thriller / Apartment / Award Winning
- Distributor: Lotte Entertainment
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
On a raining evening, middle-school student Yeo-Seon (Kim Sae-Ron), resident of a middle-class apartment complex, walks home alone from the bus stop, but she doesn't make it home. 10 days later, her decapitated body is found in a red suitcase. Gyung-Hee (Kim Yunjin) is Yeo-Seon's stepmother. She carries tremendous guilt, because she did not pick her up stepdaughter on the evening that she was abducted.
A few days later, Gyung-Hee is so startled, she falls to the floor in the parking lot of her apartment complex. A girl stands in front of her. The young girl's name is Soo-Yeo (Kim Sae-Ron) and she carries an uncanny resemblance to her murdered stepdaughter. Soo-Yeo also lives in the same apartment complex.
Another 10 days later, the murderer has yet to be caught and he has killed again. Meanwhile, several people in the apartment complex begin to suspect one of their own residents, Seung-Hyuk (Kim Sung-Kyun), is the serial killer, but they keep it to themselves for various reasons. The neighborhood pizza delivery boy (Do Ji-Han), the apartment complex security guard (Cheon Ho-Jin), the man who sold the red suitcase (Lim Ha-Ryong) and Gyung-Hee are all aware of circumstantial evidence that links Seung-Hyuk to the murders. Can and will they act upon their hunches before he strikes again?
- Based on the web comic "Neighbor" ("이웃사람") by Kang Pool (published from June 2, 2008 - November 4, 2008 through portal site [Daum).
- Filming began April 7, 2012 in Busan, South Korea. The first scene filmed involved actors Ma Dong-Seok and Kim Sung-Kyun having an argument because of parking.
- Filming finished June 2, 2012. The last scene filmed involved all the neighbors of Kangsan Mansion gathering for the first time.
|Kim Sung-Kyun||Kim Yunjin||Kim Sae-Ron||Kim Sae-Ron||Ma Dong-Seok|
|Ryu Seung-Hyuk||Song Gyung-Hee||Yoo Soo-Yeon||Won Yeo-Seon||Ahn Hyuk-Mo|
|Cheon Ho-Jin||Do Ji-Han||Jang Yeong-Nam||Lim Ha-Ryong|
|Pyo Jong-Rok||Ahn Sang-Yoon||Ha Tae-Seon||Kim Sang-Young|
Additional Cast Members:
- Kim Jung-Tae - Kim Jong-Guk (ghost)
- Jeong In-Gi - Kim Hong-Jung (Ahn Hyuk-Mo's uncle)
- Kim Ki-Cheon - Hwang Jae-Yeon (security guard 1)
- Cha Hyeon-Woo - Detective Lee
- Kim Mi-Kyung - Kim Sang-Young's wife
- Kwak Min-Seok - Ahn Dong-Joo (pizza store owner)
- Cha Kwang-Soo - Won Jung-Man (Won Yeo-Seon's father)
- Lee Sang-Hee - Detective Squad Chief Jo
- Sul Ji-Yoon - radio news anchor (voice)
- Best Supporting Actor (Ma Dong-Seok) - 2013 (49th) PaekSang Arts Awards - May 9, 2013
- Best New Actor (Kim Sung-Kyun) - 2012 (49th) Daejong Film Awards - October 30, 2012
- Best New Actor (Kim Sung-Kyun) - 2012 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards - November 7, 2012