Confession of Murder
Directed by Jung Byung-Gil
When the statute of limitations expires on a series of notorious murders, a young man emerges with a tell-all book, taking credit for the crimes. As he seduces the media into following him to book signings and televised debates, the cop who let him get away falls deeper into obsession, and the victims' families plot their own revenge. Jung Byung-gil's twist-filled action thriller became one of the biggest Korean blockbuster hits of 2013, thanks in no small part to the chilling lead performance by Park Si-Hoo, a famous TV star whose actual fans are as fervent as those of the killer he plays.
A killer makes a public confession after the statute of limitations on his crimes expires.
Cast: Jung Jae-Young, Park Si-Hoo
This movie is based on what happened regarding the still unsolved "korean zodiac" murders aka the crimes that the other film "Memories of Murder" is based on (watch that first if you havent because its phenomenal). In that case the statute of limitations on murder was running out for those crimes so Korea changed their laws on the statute specifically because of that case. There was no mystery man who showed up taking responsibility but this film is an excellent thriller based on those events.
This is satire for the masses, as it it embroided with loads of action and cheap humor... which I guess is a noble effort but I did not enjoy very much. It started great and kinda reminded me of Se7en but then it slipped into a goofy Fast & Furious kind of trainwreck. I have to admit it's still a great block buster asian action movie that most will enjoy but definitely not my cup of tea.
I gotta say that this movie was quite a wild ride and really not worth the amount of time it takes to get through it, it took a turn I didn’t expect about halfway through. I’m glad that the ending resolved everything and tied it all up, but the main antagonist of the story was so unbelievably annoying to me. I don’t couldn’t stand the stupid smirk he kept putting on the whole time. I just wanted the main police guy to punch him in the face the whole time. Also, I really was annoyed at the fan service that they kept putting in the movie for these guys who are supposed to be so idolized and worshipped by their fans. The best part of the movie was that it attempts to criticize the very sort of idol worship that seems so rampant in South Korean society lately, by showing how absurd it all is and how many people take it way too far.
Engaging with plot, twists, and action throughout