White Night (Korean Movie)

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A man is murdered shortly after his release from prison. Detective Han Dong-Su (Han Suk-Kyu) investigates the case, which leads him back to a homicide case that occurred 14 years ago. An unsolved case that eats the soul of Detective Han Dong-Su to this day.

Meanwhile, Mi-Ho (Son Ye-Jin) is set to marry the chief executive of a large corporation. An assistant (Lee Min-Jung) to the executive chief is asked to do a background check on Mi-Ho. She discovers that Mi-Ho's mother was the primary suspect in an unsolved murder case 14 years ago. The assistant also notices another man, Yo-Han (Ko Soo), who always seems to linger by Mi-Ho's side.

Detective Han Dong-Su is convinced that Yo-Han, the victim's son from the 14 year old murder case, is somehow involved in the recent murder. Detective Han Dong-Su then discovers a hidden relationship between Yo-Han and Mi-Ho. As more crimes occur, Detective Detective Han Dong-Su works frantically to uncover the truth ...

Notes

  1. Based on popular Japanese mystery writer Keigo Higashino's story "Byakuyako," published first in Shueisha magazine from 1977 to 1979. "Byakuyako" was then compiled into a best selling novel.
  2. Filming began March 1, 2009.
  3. At a press conference for "White Night," held in Seoul on October 21st, director Shin-woo Park revealed he was part of a high school study group that also included main actress Son Ye-Jin.[1]
  4. Actor Han Suk-Kyu initially turned down the role of Det. Dong-su Han because his character is over 50 years old and Han Suk-Kyu is in his 40's. Movie director Shin-woo Park then met with Han Suk-Kyu personally & persuaded him to accept the role.[2]
  5. "White Night" opened #2 at the South Korean box office selling 292,504 tickets on 480 screens and accounting for 17.2% of all tickets sold during its opening Nov. 20th-22th weekend.
  6. Related titles:
    1. Into the White Night | Byakuyako (TBS / 2006)
    2. White Night | Baekyahaeng (2009)
    3. Into the White Night | Byakuyako (2011)

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Han Suk-Kyu Son Ye-Jin Ko Soo Lee Min-Jung
Han Dong-Su Mi-Ho Yo-Han Si-Young

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Eskimo Oh. My. Goddess. This film completely blew me off. I always thought that no other films can come close to Oldboy's sickening twist, but White Night is twisted in a whole different way, but truly beautiful nonetheless. The performance of the all cast were applaudable. Son Ye Jin suits perfectly the role of a beautiful Angel of Death, and so as Go Soo as the warm-hearted Grim Reaper. The story is tragic and emotionally-driven. The cinematography was also well-done. I especially love the last part; how the young Jia is leaving with the now Mi-Ho. Visually stunning, mind-boggling twist, top-notch performance, and terrific sound design. This film is undoubtedly a 10/10; but mind all the intensity sex-scenes and nudity. ;)

Hwa Damn this movie is amazing!!! all the actors portrayed amazingly their character! I whis more people knew about this movie The ending was so tragic but still we all knew it would end like that /; If I had to rate this movie I would give it a 10 out 10 ^^

kht This movie is emotionally intense! Such a tragic ending..very sad story...

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