The Case of Itaewon Homicide

The Case of Itaewon Homicide (2009)

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A college student, Jo Jong Pil is found stabbed to death in the restroom of a fast food restaurant in Iteawon, South Korea. Two Korean-Americans, Robert J. Pearson and Alex, are known to have gone into the bathroom after Jong Pil and become prime suspects. The prosecution must now determine which of the two committed the crime. **Based on a true Story**

  • Native title:

    이태원 살인사건
  • Also Known as:

    Where the Truth Lies ; Itaewon Salinsageon

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XiaoMei
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Aug 5, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Crime, investigation and Jang Geun Seok. I was totaly absorbed by this film, though I was angry when I watched the end. In spite of blames, I suspect Pearson, because I saw in him... a greed? Anyway, he wasn't reliable and he described all this incident very detailed... with passion... like professinal.

Unfortunately, the end is evidence that justice often is fiction.
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shadowdancer
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Jan 11, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
Based on a true story The Case of Itaewon Homicide contains the touch of the real life. I think it is somehow ironic to say that story was "good". Well it was good, or let's say the story was told good. The setting and costumes were not particularly eye-catching but they do not distract you either, and the movie was directed in way that takes you in the story. Nothing particular for read more the music though. But there is "acting".Well eventhough I watched other dramas of him, to me it was the first time I saw Jang Geun Seok acting, and I liked it. That is all for technical critics.A few words about the movie...The movie is not heartstopping/exciting or a geniusly designed crime movie because it is real life related, and no murder can be exciting in real life. Morelikely it causes you a stomach ache, thinking about what a life worth is, what it means to be foreigner/delinquent/minorty/bad guy and the term justice.
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    nayosh Jul 1, 2014

    so frustrated

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    ami10 Mar 23, 2014

    I loved that the movie helped in re-opening the case, it shows somehow that the cinema industry can have a good impact on the society.

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    TeamTaeYeon Feb 12, 2014

    where can i watch this?? :))

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    Jamira_dramaGAL Nov 25, 2013

    I am confused as to how Pearson speaking Korean made any difference? Also I want to know why the DA Park helped Pearson?
    Either way I think the movie was brilliant but they should have focused a bit more on the obstacles they during the investigation. And Geun Suk was brilliant <3

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    Syrus23 Sep 14, 2013

    Somehow I only hear swearing in the English dialogue.

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    Destati13 Jul 12, 2013

    This movie really kept me on the edge of my seat, I couldn't turn my attention away from it. The actors all did a really good job on their roles. Knowing this was based on a true story makes me really sad though, I feel so bad for the victim and his family..

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    BB26 Jun 21, 2013

    My whole reaction in the end...: Well Jang Geun Seuk was hot as always and for the rest .... OK -.-

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    maryyaam Jun 11, 2013

    If you want the truth about the REAL Itaewon Homicide Case...read the comment below.

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    maryyaam Jun 11, 2013
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    Raincat Jun 11, 2013

    Movie worth of your time! Good acting, splendid script, great directing.

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    setareh-2000 May 24, 2013

    he is very veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy beautiful!!!!!!!I love suk!!!!!!!!

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    animefayinc Mar 23, 2013

    ... How the heck I managed to miss a crime movie with both Jang Geun Suk AND Song Joong Ki in it... I do not know. But I will correct that mistake soon enough Q-Q

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    pegah Feb 24, 2013

    i really liked when JGS Speak English ... he was so cute <3

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Sep 11, 2009
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 40 min.

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