Helpless (2012)

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Helpless (화차 Hwacha) is a 2012 South Korean film based on the novel "Kasha" (All She Was Worth) by Japanese writer Miyabe Miyuki, who is known as the queen of crime fiction in Japan. The story follows a man whose fiancée vanished without a trace just before their wedding ceremony, and he needs help from his cousin to discover her dark secret. It was previously known as "Help" (헬프, Hel-peu) and "Train".

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Sep 20, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
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  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
You ever watch a movie and are totally shocked by what a person did but as you watch the final 30 minutes you realize just how desperate they were? This is that type of movie. As always, I must warn, this is not for every body. Sure there are elements of romance but the main story is a man's desperate search for his fiancee that he loves deeply. And what happens during read more that search is the story.

Lee Sun Gyun, as usual played his role as Moon Ho exceptionally well. You had no doubts of the deep love and under despair he was feeling as he not only did not know where his fiancee, Seon Yeong, played by Kim Min Hee was but as he researched and followed one lead after another, the story that unfolded turns out to be pretty, pretty...I'm not going to say, you have to watch the movie.

But Min Hee as Seon Yeong was extraordinary. I believe that her love for Moon Ho was genuine; however, her actions only reflected her deep desperation.

Sad movie but very well done. Not too often that I can say: I don't condone but I truly, truly understand.
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    Queen_Makjang Dec 30, 2014

    This movie was amazing. I'm not quite sure what others were looking for, but this I had to watch from start to finish. Love the story, love the actors. 10.

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    Taeil Dec 29, 2014

    its alright..

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    NewKDramaAddict Sep 20, 2013

    Very good movie! But not for everyone. Remember, this is not a romance; not in the pure sense.

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    romnin18 Apr 21, 2013

    I am speechless after see this "helpless" movie

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    TheTranquilKnight Jan 27, 2013

    It could have been better, overall very good movie.

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    Dream33 Oct 3, 2012

    it's really good movie

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    zu_ai_grusz Jul 7, 2012

    A nicely plotted study on human frailty, when the soul is pushed on the edge of helplessness. Its a dark movie with compassion and love breathed into by the skilled Lee Sun Gyun and Kim Min Hee. I think it deserves your time to give it a watch (",


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    South Korea
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    Mar 9, 2012
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 57 min.


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    7.5 (scored by 233 users)
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