Screening in cinemas from June 3rd
(Reviewed by John Glennie)
The Koreans make some pretty good movies – and this one is no exception. There is plenty of action and drama, with some real sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat moments!
In-nam (Jung-min Hwang) is an assassin who is asked to do one last job – the target is Koreda, head of the Japan chapter of a criminal organization responsible for the deaths of countless women … he is the “vilest of the vile”. He fulfills his mission in the first three minutes of the movie! In-nam decides to retire in Panama so refuses to take on an extra job.
His ex-partner, living in Thailand, tries urgently to contact him but he refuses to take the call as he says that is all in the past. However, he is soon required to travel to Thailand to identify her body and then discovers she (they!) had a 9-year old daughter, Yoo-min, who has been kidnapped. At about the same time he learns that Koreda – his last assignment – had a half brother Ray “The Butcher” who is now seeking revenge. Ray has this nasty habit of hanging his victims upside down then slowly dismembering them!
In-nam desperately tries to find his daughter, and utilizes the assistance of an ex-Korean “Bangkok lady-boy” to be his translator. Time is of the essence when he learns that Yoo-min is likely to be used in the highly profitable trade of child organs. Sadly this is a real-life problem associated with kidnapping of children in some Asian countries today. Things turn worse when, just as he is getting close to finding his daughter, Ray find him!
There are many action-packed moments as In-nam tries to save his daughter from the scalpel and save himself from the vengeance of The Butcher. This movie is full of good action and drama – and then ending wasn’t what I was really expecting – so you have better go and see it to find out what happens! 😜