HELPLESS

HWACHA

By Young-Joo BYUN

CJ ENTERTAINMENT / CJ ENM CORPORATION - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012

Mun-ho finds the car door flung open in the pouring rain and the engine still running – his fiancée is nowhere to be found. In a desperate attempt to find her, he discovers that his fiancée is not the person he thought she was.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2012
Korean Cinema Today - Vision
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2012
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Duration
    • 117 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Young-Joo BYUN
    • Synopsis
    • Veterinarian Mun-ho is on the way to visit his parents with his fiancée Seon-yeong, when Seon-yeong suddenly disappears at a rest stop while he is gone for a few minutes. Mun-ho looks all over the rest stop for her, but it seems as though she has simply evaporated, leaving only a hairpin on the restroom floor behind. Back in Seoul, Mun-ho goes to Seon-yeong’s house to find a mess that smacks of a break-in: He is convinced that his fiancée has been kidnapped. However, while searching for her, he discovers that Seon-yeong is not her real name. Receiving no further help from the police, he seeks help from his cousin, former detective Jong-geun. As they dig dipper into her disappearance, doubts increase and they get closer to uncovering another shocking truth about Seon-yeong.
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