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By Korea Herald
  • Published : Nov 16, 2012 - 20:06
  • Updated : Nov 16, 2012 - 20:06

Confession of murder (Korea)

Opened Nov. 8

Thriller. Action. Directed by Jung Byoung-gil. A high-profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women 15 years ago closes as the statute of limitations expires. For 15 years, Choi Hyung-goo (Jung Jae-young), the detective in charge of the case, has been unable to forget the suspect who left him with a feeling of guilt and an inerasable scar on his face. Two years later, a man named Lee Du-seok (Park Shi-hoo) publishes an autobiography titled “I am the Murderer,” claiming responsibility for the murders. His book becomes a bestseller because of Du-seok’s good looks and eloquence.
Hyung-goo goes after Du-seok, believing he is the murderer he has been looking for. 

Suspect X (Korea)

Opened Oct. 18

Mystery. Thriller. Directed by Bang Eun-jin. Once known to many as a genius, Suk-go (Ryu Seung-bum) now lives as an ordinary high-school math teacher. One day, Suk-go finds out that his neighbor Hwa-sun (Lee Yo-won), who recently moved in next door, accidentally killed her husband. Seok-go secretly watches her and makes a perfect alibi for her. Though the police picks Hwa-sun as the prime suspect, she successfully avoids any doubt, even passing a polygraph test. However, Min-bum (Jo Jin-woong), the detective in charge of the case, still believes that Hwa-sun is the murderer and pursues her. 

A Werewolf Boy (Korea)

Opened Oct. 31

Fantasy. Romance. Directed by Jo Sung-hee. A girl (Park Bo-young) requiring special care for a lung condition moves to an isolated and peaceful town in the country. In the town, she discovers a boy (Song Joong-ki) who keeps himself in darkness and behaves like a wolf. His animal-like behavior keeps the townspeople away from him, but the girl is oddly moved by his nature and attempts to civilize him by teaching him how to wait patiently before a meal, wear clothes, and speak, read and write. The boy is also moved by the girl who is the only person ever to reach out to him and show affection, and eventually grows a special feeling toward her. One day, an unexpected accident awakens the boy’s beast-like demeanor, and he becomes a threat to the whole town. 

Skyfall (U.K.)

Opened Oct. 26

Action. Adventure. Thriller. Directed by Sam Mendes. While on a mission in Istanbul, James Bond (Daniel Craig) gets shot by his fellow field agent Eve (Naomi Harris), and goes missing after falling off the train. As soon as news of a disaster spreads, the identities of every active undercover MI6 agent are stolen and leaked on the Internet. What’s worse, the secret service is attacked by a mysterious enemy, Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), who blames the cause of the disaster to M (Judie Dench) and her secret in the past. MI6 meets the worst crisis of its history and faces the threat of complete destruction. To save both M and MI6, Bond reappears and finds Sévérine (Bérénice Marlohe), a mysterious woman who knows the whereabouts of Silva. Bond, with the future of M and MI6 in his hands, prepares his battle against MI6’s worst enemy. 

A Company Man (Korea)

Opened Oct. 11

Action. Thriller. Directed by Lim Sang-yoon. Hyeong-do (So Ji-sub) is a professional killer. He works for an organization that disguises itself as an ordinary metal manufacturing company. He never makes a mistake, is loyal to his boss, and is always on top of things. He is one of the most trusted killers in the organization; he does not have a life outside his work, as he has no family to take care of, and has no friends to spend time with. One day, however, he suddenly tries to quit his job, to everyone’s surprise.