Son Ye-jin has proved herself to be one of the best actresses not only in South Korea but also in Asia as well.He is in that category together with her fellow Korean,Gianna Jun,who is now making films in Hollywood. Into The White Night is another testament of Son Ye-jin acting talent.After being in dramatic features like A Moment To Remember,April Snow and The Classic;action film like Open City; and comedy features like Art Of Seduction and My Wife Got Married,she now embarks her acting skills in a different genre with a mystery thriller,Into The White Night.The film stars Son Ye-jin together with Han Suk Kyu and Go Soo. It is co-written and directed by Park Shin Woo based on the Japanese novel of Keigo Higashino with the same title. The story involves a pawnbroker's son, Kim Yo Han.He killed his father, which later lead to Lee Jia killing her mother when she found out that Yo Han had killed his father. Kim Si Hoo, a pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town in a derelict building and Jia later changes her name to Yoo Mi Ho when she moves in with her aunt, where she grew a flower garden. Almost fifteen years pass and detective Jo Min Woo discovers that it is related to a homicide case that occurred fourteen years earlier, where a woman had been suspected of murdering her married lover, a pawnbroker. Talking to the pawnbroker's widow and her son, Yo Han, gives no clue. Then Min Woo requests assistance from lead inspector Han Dong Soo, who was investigating this case fourteen years ago. Detecive Dong Soo remembers every fact as this unsolved case ruined his career and killed his son. Lead inspector Dong Soo decides to re-investigate along with Jo Min Woo and Lee Si Yeong who come under suspicion but all of them have perfect alibis and the investigation comes to a standstill when two of them go missing. Yo Han matures into a murderer and eliminates those who get in Min Woo's way. He exists as Mi Ho's shadow, requiring nothing in return. Secretly they are still as close as ever while they are living out separate lives. Mi Ho knows of Yo Han's crimes but looks away from them and encourages them. It was later revealed that Kim Yo Han killed his father after he found him molesting Jia. In the end, Kim Yo Han killed himself to protect Jia. The movie is a good mystery thriller.It was interesting from beginning to end. It made the telling of two stories that happened in the past and in the present completely flawless.Aside from that,all the thematic elements of the film feature whether a murder mystery,sex and passion,romance and crime are told in cohesion without any deter from the story whatsoever.In other words,this film narrates everything with clarity.Also,the performances were what made the film better.Son Ye-jin excelled in her role as Yu Mi-ho.It only proves her acting prowess in another kind of genre and certifies her being one of the best actresses in the Asian continent.This is a highly-recommended film not only for lovers of Korean films,mystery thrillers and Son Ye-Jin but also for lovers of great film.
Mystery / Romance / Thriller
Mystery / Romance / Thriller
A pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town. Police suspect that he was murdered by an acquaintance, as even the most experienced investigator on the case could identify no signs of ...
September 26, 2020