A college student, Jo Jong Pil (Song Jung Ki) is found stabbed to death in the restroom of a fast - food restaurant in Iteawon, South Korea. Two Korean-Americans, Robert J. Pearson (Jang Geun Suk) 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.

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  • Aug 4, 2011 1 of 1 episodes seen
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    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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    Based on a true tale, 'The Case of Itaewon Homicide' is a chilling movie. It is so realistic and well-made that you would want to believe that it's the real footage of the whole case that you're watching. Why the hell didn't I watch this sooner? It was so engrossing that I didn't even move for its entire duration. I was almost biting my nails all the way through the end.

    This movie has no romance and happy moments in it. It is tense when it begins and remains that way till the end. The direction of this movie is absolutely brilliant and the writing is top notch. The supporting cast was probably not as good as the main leads but both Jang Geun Suk and
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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.
  • TeamTaeYeon Feb 12, 2014
    where can i watch this?? :))
  • 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
  • Syrus23 Sep 14, 2013
    Somehow I only hear swearing in the English dialogue.
  • Destati13 Jul 11, 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..
    7 ❤
  • BB26 Jun 21, 2013
    My whole reaction in the end...: Well Jang Geun Seuk was hot as always and for the rest .... OK -.-
  • asian3imposter Jun 11, 2013
    If you want the truth about the REAL Itaewon Homicide Case...read the comment below.
  • asian3imposter Jun 11, 2013
    The real murderer is Pearson. I googled it. It was stated? that the Public prosecutors in Korea have reopened the case, after finding DNA evidence proving Patterson the murderer and testimony from Edward Lee, the witness. Patterson was arrested by US authorities in May 2011, and is currently undergoing court hearing in California for extradition to Korea for trial and conviction.
    9 ❤
  • Raincat Jun 11, 2013
    Movie worth of your time! Good acting, splendid script, great directing.
    1 ❤
  • setareh-2000 May 24, 2013
    he is very veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy beautiful!!!!!!!I love suk!!!!!!!!
  • 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
    3 ❤
  • JLee Mar 14, 2013
    Right when you think you know who the killer is BAAMM one says it's fun the other speaks in Korean.
    1 ❤
  • pegah Feb 24, 2013
    Why does it matter that pierson could o could not speak Korean ?!?! i can't understand :(
    & I could not understand about end of movie ; finally anyone could understand about real killer ?!?!
    • Raincat Jun 11, 2013
      clue is in the beginning...you see someones legs and there is someone who follows and then think about thous footwear what you see then and what you see later...
      But remember - this is truth of this movie not real case of Itaewon Homicide.
  • pegah Feb 24, 2013
    i really liked when JGS Speak English ... he was so cute <3
  • Yuri-PK Feb 23, 2013
    One of the best K-Movies so far!!
    Prosecutors, lawyers, unrevealed mystery, real life case, Americans, English, confusing ending, a little bit of Jung Ki-oppa and a lot of Geun Suk-oppa <3
    I strongly recommend it to all law lovers^^
    4 ❤


The Case of Itaewon Homicide

The Case of Itaewon Homicide


  • Main Title: The Case of Itaewon Homicide
  • Native title: 이태원 살인사건
  • Also Known as: Where the Truth Lies ; Itaewon Salinsageon

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