• Movie: Derailed
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 326 users)
  • Ranked: #1946
  • Popularity: #2284
  • Watchers: 1,126

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Jin Il and Ga Yeong are teenage runaways who live like a family with other runaway children. Sometimes they do some delivery work, sometimes they steal things to make their living. When they run out of money, they make Ga Yeong lure a middle-aged man to a motel. She seduces him as if she were selling her body, but she fails to take any money from him, as he takes her hostage and demands Jin Il brings him money. It turns out that he is a crooked Karaoke bar owner who forces runaway girls like Ga Yeong to work for him. Can Jin Il rescue her?

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 326 users)
  • Ranked: #1946
  • Popularity: #2284
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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3 people found this review helpful
Dec 22, 2017
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
Of course, movies like the "Derailed" can not succeed simply because it is bleak. Although  the story is perhaps a bit planned, it is well built and rushes to a  breathless pace, the film's winning points for its economical hour and  half-time run, leaving little room for filling or the typical last-tear  melodrama action. Helping to maintain  intensity is the fact that it is a very violent and hard case with  countless scenes of bloody beatings, bits of baseballs and daggers, and  it's hard not to shudder as the characters become more and more bruised  and broken. Although the film was clearly made on a low  budget, production figures are well above average for a Korean indie,  showing the atmospheric use of filthy, mean stalls and karaoke bars.

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Sep 11, 2018
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This was an outstanding film. It's dark and painful and bleak and the acting is so powerful you'll be going through everything that happens to Minho. I've seen it multiple times and I stand by my review, and even after several rewatches I still went through the same emotional attachment I felt the first time.

Choi Minho plays the role of a young man surviving on the streets with three others, including the girl he's in love with. They commit crimes to keep themselves fed and don't even have a bed to sleep on. The painful reality of people surviving in the underbelly of a big city will make you feel all kinds of emotion.

The things throwaway abandoned kids have to go through to survive each day, it's downright brutal. The whole thing is extremely realistic so it breaks your heart and you can't help being thrilled for them when they get away with some minor crime.

One night, in dire straits, the girlfriend suggests they do a sex scam. She claims they won't actually have to do anything, just scam the guy. Minho refuses and after a bit of an argument he shuts her down. The next day, the girl, in an attempt to fix their money situation, decides to do the sex scam without telling her boyfriend and with the help of the friend they find someone.

But things don't go as planned.

What I loved about the movie was the strength of their love and how passionate they were. There was no selfishness there, it really gets to you when things go awry.

Just in love with this one.

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