Na Hong-jin, South Korea, 2008o
Ex-Cop Joong-ho now earns his living as a pimp. When his call girls start disappearing, he first suspects that they have simply run away. But then he notices a pattern: Every missing girl received a phone call from the same number just before disappearing. Since his former colleagues at the police aren't eager to make any inquiries, Joong-ho starts his own investigation. But time is quickly running out: Another one of his call girls has already fallen into the clutches of the killer.
An expert serial-killer film from South Korea and a poster child for what a well-made thriller looked like in the classic days. Its principal chase scene involves a foot race through the deserted narrow nighttime streets of Seoul. No exploding cars. The climax is the result of everything that has gone before. Not an extended fight scene. This is drama, and it is interesting. Action for its own sake is boring.Roger Ebert
Serienkiller-Film, der durch seine handwerkliche Brillanz besticht und durch Suspense sowie seine durchdachte Dramaturgie beeindruckt. Dabei stellt er tradierte Schemata infrage und bietet spannende Unterhaltung.Redaktion