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  • Movie: Tell Me Something
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 1999
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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A series of black garbage bags filled with dismembered body parts begin to show up around the city: in an elevator, on a highway, at the edge of a basketball court, and rendering the victims nearly impossible to identify. The killer's motive is a complete mystery. Leading the investigation is Detective Cho, a burnt-out cop trying to redeem himself with this case. Setting up a special squad dedicated to these gruesome murders, Cho and his partner, the veteran Detective Oh map out the order of the murders, interchanging the parts like pieces in a grotesque puzzle. Mystified by the surgical precision of the dismemberments and finding a medical antiseptic called "Hexamedrin" spread all over the bodies, the detectives start suspecting a doctor or a biologist as the killer.

A break opens up when Cho is led to a beautiful and enigmatic young artist, Su-yeon Chae, whom all the victims have had relations with. But besides this revealing breakthrough, Cho is far from solving the case. Still not having found a motive, Cho is grasping for many clues. As the murders continue, Cho is drawn closer to Su-yeon and begins unraveling her tortured past, leading to new questions and suspects. Cho and Oh subsequently discover that her father, a famous painter, mysteriously disappeared years before. Cho decides to investigate her late college classmate and current colleague Kiyeon, and her friend, Sung-min.

While Cho questions Ki-yeon, the fragile Su-yeon is attacked but manages to escape. After being released from police custody, Ki-yeon disappears, and the next morning Detective Cho is notified of the fourth murder. Under the rainy urban landscape of Korea's capital, another garbage bag is discovered on a highway. This time, the corpse is a head-less Ki-yeon.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 1999
  • Duration: 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 50 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Goliath1357
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Jul 22, 2014
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Overall 6.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
I am always attracted to serial killer plots and this film had an interesting premise. I enjoyed the movie but I felt that the final conclusion was easily discernible early on in the film, thus lessening the impact of the big reveal. Although the acting was generally good, I found the lead actress to be severely lacking. Her stiff portrayal of the character was emotionless and bland. I was pleasantly surprised by the graphic and gory scenes, far different from the usual atmospheric Asian horror/thriller. Overall, 'Tell Me Something' is a unique and slow-paced thriller that fans of the genre will like.

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