The Gifted Hands
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- Movie: The Gifted Hands (English title) / Psychometry (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Saikometeuri
- Hangul: 사이코메트리
- Director: Kwon Ho-Young
- Writer: Lee Young-Jong, Han Jun-Hee
- Producer: Kim Bong-Seo, Suk Dong-Joon, Park Jae-Yong
- Cinematographer: Kwon Hyuk-Joon, Yoo Young-Jong
- Release Date: March 7, 2013
- Runtime: 108 min.
- Genre: Mystery / Suspense-Thriller / Supernatural
- Distributor: CJ Entertainment
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Yang Choon-Dong (Kim Kang-Woo) is a detective who rarely gets results. One day, a woman comes to the police station and reports her daughter is missing. The other detectives don't take her case seriously, but Yang Choon-Dong believes it could be a real kidnapping case. His boss lets Yang Choon-Dong work on the case alone.
Late one evening, Yang Choon-Dong wanders down an alley to take a leak. Right next to him is a young guy (Kim Beom) with a hooded sweatshirt covering his face. The young guy appears to have finished spray painting graffiti on the wall. Yang Choon-Dong begins chewing out the young guy for vandalism, when the young guy sprays Yang Choon-Dong in the eyes and disappears into the night.
Days later, the missing girl is found dead in a vacant lot. Yang Choon-Dong is chewed out for not solving the case. During the evening news, Yang Choon-Dong watches a report on the missing girl case. The news report shows the crime scene from a distance. A chill suddenly runs through Yang Choon-Dong. He thinks back to the graffii incident in the dark alley. The graffiti that guy painted perfectly depicted the crime scene where the missing girl was found. Yang Choon-Dong becomes confused, because the graffiti was spray painted about a month before the girl's body was found. Yang Choon-Dong begins to hunt for the guy who spray painted the graffiti.
When Yang Choon-Dong finally tracks down the young man, he gets way more than he expected. The young man is able to recount a traumatic childhood incident that occurred to Yang Choon-Dong that nobody should know about. It turns out the young man named Kim Joon has a special "psychometry" ability, which allows him to read someone's past by simply touching them. His special gift though has haunted him all throughout his life.
- Filming began on March 15, 2012 and finished June 21, 2012.
- Early Korean working title was "Miracle" (" 미라클").
|Kim Kang-Woo||Kim Beom||Lee Joon-Hyuk|
|Yang Choon-Dong||Kim Joon||Yang-Soo|
|Esom||Kim Yoo-Bin||Kim Jun-Ho|
|Kim Seung-Ki||Da-Hee||marketing evangelist|
Additional Cast Members:
- Park Hyuk-Kwon - Ki-Woo (veterinarian)
- Seo Hyun-Chul - Chief detective Ko
- Park Sung-Woong - Chul-Hyun
- Seo Young-Hwa - Joon's mother
- Kim Ki-Cheon - art supplies shop owner
- Kim Jung-Suk - Da-Hee's father
- Kim Ik-Tae - police chief
- Yoo Seung-Mok - restaurant owner
- Park Gun-Rak - Detective 3
- Kim Tae-Hyun - Detective 6
- Park Seo-Yeon - Yeon-Yi
- Park Joo-Hyung - Guro area detective
- Park Sung-Yeon - Eun-Ji's mother
- Lee Chang-Wook - reporter
- Oh Hee-Joon - disorderly student 3
- Jung Yoon-Sun - daycare center teacher