It's finally Friday and our Michelle Kim is with us for our arts and culture segment. Today, she has a preview of a movie and a concert happening in Korea over the weekend.
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So what do you have for us[Reporter : ] A detective chases a serial killer who publishes a book detailing the crimes in the new action thriller "Confession of Murder," starring Park Shi-hoo and Jung Jae-young. The movie was released in Korea yesterday and the reviews are already full of praise, so this may be the winner for a weekend movie outing. Let's take a look.
Lee Du-seok is propelled to fame when he publishes a book about 10 unsolved murders from 15 years ago in which he claims to be the murderer.
The book, published just after the statute of limitations on the murders expires, becomes an instant bestseller, but not everyone is thrilled.
The man who worked the case, Detective Choi Hyung-goo, is suspicious of Lee's motives and sets out to find the truth.
But just as he begins his investigation, another person claiming to be the killer comes forward.
Actor Park Shi-hoo made a dramatic change from his usual roles as a romantic good guy to play the ruthless serial killer.
His cold-hearted smile and the bloodthirsty look in his eyes are frightening enough to send a chill down your spine and compelling enough to keep you watching.
Park told the press how he felt about the role.
[Interview : Park Shi-hoo, Actor] "I've always wanted to play the role of a serial killer, or any sort of character with dual personalities."
Jung Jae-young, one of Korea's most critically acclaimed actors, plays the persistent detective who chases Park.
In the hands of director Jung Byeong-gil, who made his debut with a documentary about stunt men, the action scenes between the two lead actors are intense and tightly choreographed.
The actor described how hard it was to pull the scenes off.
[Interview : Jung Jae-young, Actor] "Just by looking at the screenplay, I could tell the action scenes the director was planning were going to be hard to do. It was definitely not an easy process."
"Confession of Murder" is in theaters now.