Thursday, May 24, 2007

H (2003)

South Korean filmmaker Lee Jong-hyeok makes his directorial debut with the psychological thriller H. Head cop Kim Mi-yeon (Yeom Jeong-ah) and detective Kang (Ji Jin-heui) lead an investigation of several copycat murders. It seems that all the recently gruesome murders are mimicked in the style of serial killer Shin Hyeon (Jo Seung-woo), who is locked in prison on death row. After the suspects start getting killed in the same way, Kim and Kang seek the help of psychiatrist Chu Gyeong-suk (Kim Seon-gyeong) to get some answers. H was shown at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

Some quotes from the movie:
Detective Kang, when you face the abyss don't forget you are facing yourself. And when you fight a monster like me be careful not to turn into a monster too.
Someday maybe we'll be able to see the blue sky together.

The killings were based on some morality of the killers. Like in killing an abortion doctor, sound familiar?
A strong resemblance to Silence of the Lamb, in that they interview a convicted criminal that knows about the supposed copy cat killer and he plays mind games with the detectives. The one twist is the use of hypnotism.

Rating: 2.5 (/5)

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