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  • Movie: Perfect Number (English title) / Suspect X (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Yonguija X
  • Hangul: 용의자X
  • Director: Pang Eun-Jin
  • Writer: Keigo Higashino (novel), Kim Tae-Yoon, Lee Kong-Joo, Lee Jung-Hwa
  • Producer: Lee Suk-Won, Lim Sang-Jin, Shin Yang-Joong
  • Cinematographer: Choi Chan-Min
  • World Premiere: October 7, 2012 (Busan International Film Festival)
  • Release Date: October 18, 2012
  • Runtime: 119 min.
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Distributor: CJ Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Suk-Go (Ryoo Seung-Bum) is a brilliant mathematician. His life though is largely empty. Hwa-Sun (Lee Yo-Won) is an attractive young woman on the run from her past. She lives next door to Suk-Go.

One evening, Hwa-Sun's former boyfriend surprises her at her apartment. Hwa-Sun fled her small hometown to get away from her violent ex-boyfriend. Her boyfriend is there to get revenge. He proceeds to beat her violently. Meanwhile, Suk-Go sits alone in his apartment. He hears clearly the violent struggle taking place next door. Finally, Suk-Go decides to knock on his neighbor's door.

Soon, Suk-Go devises an intricate plan to cover up a crime. Hwa-Sun begins to have doubts about Suk-Go and wonders if he is yet another pyscho. Suk-Go has secrets as well.

Notes

  1. Movie is based on mystery writer Keigo Higashino's 2005 novel "Yogisha X no Kenshin" ("The Devotion of Suspect X")
  2. Early working Korean title was "Wonjeonhan Sarang" (literally "Perfect Love"), then changed to Yonguija X (literally "Suspect X").
  3. Filming began December 10, 2011 and finished April 10, 2012. A party was held on April 10th at a restaurant in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam, Seoul to celebrate the completion of the movie. The party also celebrated lead actress Lee Yo-Won's birthday which was on April 9th.
  4. Related titles:
    1. Galileo (Fuji TV / 2007)
    2. Galileo: Episode Zero (Fuji TV / 2008)
    3. Suspect X | Yogisha X no kenshin (2008)
    4. Perfect Number | Yonguija X (2012)
    5. Galileo 2 (Fuji TV / 2013)
    6. Midsummer Formula | Manatsu no Houteishiki (2013)

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Perfect Number-Ryoo Seung-Bum.jpg Perfect Number-Lee Yo-Won.jpg Perfect Number-Cho Jin-Woong.jpg Perfect Number-Kim Yoon-Sung.jpg
Ryoo Seung-Bum Lee Yo-Won Cho Jin-Woong Kim Yoon-Sung
Suk-Go Hwa-Sun Detective Min-Bum Sang-Joon

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Clarkdale44 For me, its a complete disappointment.. I thought he would be able to make a perfect plan for their escape but he actually sacrificed himself to save her!! WTF.. Its total wastage... He had a perfect genius brain, he could be successful later... What a bummer.. wasted his life for a girl who never acknowledged him. I will give it 3/10(Wastage of my time, i regret every minute)

Lana Hassan The movie is incredible ... I really enjoyed it ... Intelligence isn't everything !

Capricorn0Angel ALL HAIL THE STORY-WRITER AND THE SCRIPT-WRITER!

I thought it was him vs detective, but.... I thought I am clever enough to follow and predict the plot, but... I thought he never have a sincere love for her, but... I thought he doesn't make it all up alone and still needs cooperation, bravery, and good acting from Hwasun and Yoon-a, but...

All he alone has done is truly a perfect love-based mathematics. Perfect number.

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  • but I'm still wondering, why he didn't sink the dead body like what he just did, without having to kill another person and make this 2nd dead body found by those polices?

is it because he doesn't want there is even any single probability that Hwasun will be caught? So he did it all in order to make sure that he is the one that later will be punished? And he even made Hwasun hate him so she will not feel burdened if Suk go got caught by the police instead of her? the loveliest man on earth, you Suk Go!

X Is this remake of Suspect X? If Yes, I won't waste my time for a remake..

black_blood wow..the movie was too good..

Elham aleha Rumaguia Watching this movie right now..

anna Ugh, I've seen the Galileo's movie version of this novel and it's just so freaking depressing. This one is going to make me cry too, I bet.

ian whoah..!the plot is great!...hope to watching this movie soon..had goosebumps watching thrilling trailer..!

msdanna wow thank you so much for the official teaser

pretty yowon wah! cant wait to see her

MsDanna super excited for this film

MsDanna i hope it will be a blockbuster hit...

houka Lee YoWon, can't wait to see her again!!!

wahidapreman im waiting for this,, lee yo won...you are the best

Kyler James Hong I'm looking forward to this cause i really like Ms. Lee Yo Won... She's a very good actress... :D

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