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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2011
  • Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Genres: Historical, Mystery, Comedy


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 417 users)
  • Ranked: #1127
  • Popularity: #6395
  • Members: 776

Detective K: Secret Of Virtuous Widow (2011)

Detective K: Secret Of Virtuous Widow
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Ratings: 7.7/10 from 417 users
# of Members: 776
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Ranked #1127
Popularity #6395
Members 417

In the year 1793, 17 years after Jeongjo became the King of Joseon, a series of murders occur. King Jeongjo believes the murders may belong to a conspiracy by government officials to cover up tributary payments. King Jeongjo then gives Detective K (Kim Myung-Min) a secret order to find out who is behind the killings.

When Detective K goes to question the jailed city governor, he discovers that the governor has just read morebeen murdered. Detective K then pulls out the murder weapon: a long metal needle that is jammed into the back of the governor's head. Furthermore, Detective K discovers a clue to the murderer's identity. Remnants of the regional Wolfsbane flower is found near the long metal needle. But, while Detective K is holding the murder weapon, prison guards come into the cell and assume that Detective K murdered the city governor. Now imprisoned, Detective K awakes to find dog fancier Seo-Pil (Oh Dal-Su) standing over him. Seo-Pil helps Detective K escape from prison.

Because of this incident, King Jeongjo demotes Detective K and reassigns him to Jeokseong to investigate the case of a woman thought to have killed herself after the death of her husband. But, this reassignment is more of a rouse for Detective K to get to Jeokseong - the area where the Wolfsbane flower blooms.

As Detective K and Seo-Pil investigate in Jeokseong they come across lady Han Kaek-Ju (Han Ji-Min), who works as a commission agent and controls large groups of merchants. Detective K and Seo-Pil suspect that Han Kaek-Ju and the head of the Noron political party Minister Lim (Lee Jae-Yong) are embezzling taxes to payoff politicians. Meanwhile, Detective K also investigates the case of the woman who reportedly committed suicide after the death of her husband and comes to the conclusion that these two cases are somehow related ...


  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2011
  • Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 417 users)
  • Ranked: #1127
  • Popularity: #6395

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4 people found this review helpful
Dec 4, 2013
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Well for one thing you laugh from beginning till the very end. Hadn't seen great quality movie in some time. That I really enjoyed and wasn't disappointed.

The detective has great capabilities of discernment and is investigating serious stuff...you have so much fun as he is seeking the truth. Things are not what they seem.

It is hilariously funny, witty, interesting,plenty action,his sidekick is great. It offers a little bit of everything, you don't get bored.

Actor Kim Myung Min which I loved his role in King of Dramas and Beethoven Virus...has delivered an excellent performance.

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6 people found this review helpful
May 30, 2011
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
I just love this movie! The detective is so funny..he is like Jack Sparrow to me : he never means harm but always gets into trouble. The acting is great and the supposedly villain can take your breath away with her beauty.. This is a wonderful combination of silly and funny situations with detective/serious investigations and the result is a must see movie!
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