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Korea

Program Title: Tell Me Something
EASC Code: KT-04
Series Title:
Region/Country: Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
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Producer:
Release Date: 2001
Running Time: 116 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "Black on black, TELL ME SOMETHING is a liquid-slicked Korean thriller that took lessons from the Brian DePalma/Dario Argento giallo school of faceless murderers re-enacting old traumas through serial killing, while auditing classes in the BASIC INSTINCT sexual terror night school. The result is a movie full of lacquered darkness, creeping dread, and enough sick kicks for just about any viewer. Black garbage bags of mismatched body parts start sprouting around Seoul like poisonous mushrooms after the rain. Disgraced Detective Cho (Han Suk-Kyu) is handed the reins of the investigation and given a chance to redeem himself. A witness, fragile flower Su-Yeon (Shim Eun-Ha), comes forward, and with her comes a suspect: bad-tempered stalker, Kim Ki-Yon. The police put everyone under surveillance but somehow the killer always strikes when they're looking the other way. More bags blossom out of the toxic cityscape overnight. The killer begins to send in videotapes. He's dissecting his victims while they're still alive. Slowly, methodically, Detective Cho begins to break down, becoming obsessed with Su-Yeon; becoming obsessed with the killer."
Data Entry Date: 1/30/2002