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The Unjust (2010)

Boo-dang-geo-rae (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 October 2010 (South Korea)
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When the most probable serial killer suspect dies and the case looks like it's reached a dead end, police brass decide to create a killer - and anyone will do.

Director:

Seung-wan Ryoo

Writer:

Hoon-jung Park (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jung-min Hwang ... Choi Cheol-gi (as Jeong-min Hwang)
Seung-bum Ryoo ... Joo Yang (as Seung-beom Ryu)
Hae-jin Yoo ... Jang Seok-gu
Ho-jin Chun ... Chief Kang
Dong-seok Ma ... Dae-ho
Jung-kook Woo Jung-kook Woo ... Lee Dong-seok (as Dong-gi Woo)
Yeong-jin Jo Yeong-jin Jo ... Kim Yang-su
Man-sik Jeong Man-sik Jeong ... Inspector Kong
Sung-min Lee ... Chief Prosecutor
Su-hyeon Kim Su-hyeon Kim ... Soo-il
Bon-woong Ko Bon-woong Ko ... Yoon-jjang
Min-jae Kim ... Detective Lee
Hee-joon Lee ... Detective Nam
Jeong-se Oh Jeong-se Oh ... Reporter Kim
Jong-goo Lee Jong-goo Lee ... Representative Ko
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Storyline

A serial killer targeting elementary school students is on the loose. When the most probable suspect dies and the case looks like it's reached a dead end, police brass decide to create a killer - and anyone will do. Though Detective CHOI boasts an incredible number of arrests over his career his rank never showed it. Deciding this is his last chance for professional redemption, he makes a deal with JANG, who he has been investigating, and together they decide to set up an existing suspect as the murderer. The only hurdle in their plan is public prosecutor JOO, who takes on the case and who had been involved in a deal with rival construction contractor KIM. When secret deals and back alley agreements start to come to light, it only serves to drag all of them deeper and deeper into a dark hole of questionable ethics and abuse of the law. Written by CJ Entertainment

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Taglines:

Justice is a deal

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

28 October 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Unjust See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Production Co:

Film Train, Filmmaker R&K See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was a critical and commercial success, with 2.7 million admissions at the box office and winning several awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 2011 Blue Dragon Film Awards. See more »

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Joo Yang: I became a prosecutor because I'm easily frightened.
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The Unjust Review: Unique concept, great execution and overall entertaining!
20 January 2018 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: The Unjust (18): Action - Korean

Positives:

  • The performances of the lead actors are quite effective.
  • The background score is at times very impactful.
  • The action sequences are very well choreographed and executed.
  • The script is very unique: I have never seen anything like this before. The screenplay is very engaging, especially in the second hour.
  • The humour in many scenes is very well used and will make sure you laugh out loud.
  • The climax is quite effective and excellent.


Negatives:

  • The film takes a lot of time to set up.
  • The editing could've a bit better since the pace in the beginning is not very good.


Repeat value: Yes

Overall, THE UNJUST is an entertaining action film from South Korea which is bound to impress with its highly entertaining action scenes and unique script.


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