Coin Locker Girl
Coin Locker Girl, also known as Chinatown (hangul: 차이나타운), is a South Korean movie that was released on April 29, 2015, with a running time in 110 minutes. The movie was directed and written by Han Jun-hee, and produced by Ahn Eun-mi. The movie itself, Coin Locker Girl, is a box office movie that was distributed by CGV Arthouse and made a profit of $10.7 million USD.
This movie featured lead roles: Kim Hye-soo (playing as Ma Woo-hee / Mother), Kim Go-eun (playing as Ma Il-young), Uhm Tae-goo (playing as Woo Gon), Park Bo-gum (playing as Park Seok-hyun), Go Kyung-pyo (playing as Chi-do).
The supporting cast were:
- Lee Soo-kyung as Ssong
- Jo Hyun-chul as Hong-joo
- Lee Dae-yeon as Dr. Ahn
- Jo Bok-rae as Detective Tak
- Jung Suk-yong as Mr. Woo
- Baek Soo-jang as Number 2
- Lee Jang-won as Chubby
- Oh Dae-hwan as Bruiser
- Lee Sang-hee as Bruiser’s wife
- Kim Su-an as young Il-young
- Park Ji-bo as young Ssong
- Wi Ha-joon as young Woo-gon
- So Sang-seop as young Hong-joo
- Ki Guk-seo as Man in uniform
- Gi Ju-bong as Man in suit
The story is set in 1996, and is about a girl left inside a coin locker at Western Seoul Station. The girl was taken by a beggar who named her Il-young (played by Kim Go-eun).
When the girl was 10 years old, she was forcibly taken by a detective who sold her to a woman called “Mother”, who was a boss from moneylender crime and illegal organ selling in the Chinatown area of Incheon. Instead of paying for the detective’s loan, Il-young (played by Kim Go-eun) was used as a tool by Ma Woo-hee (played by Kim Hye-soo), who raised the girl to become a debt collector in the organization headed by “Mother”, who has the real name Ma Woo-hee.
One day, Il-young is ordered to collect debts from Park Seok-hyun (played by Park Bo-gum). Park Seok-hyun’s father is in debt but, strangely, Park Seok-hyun isn’t afraid of Il-young and instead shows kindness to the girl. Gradually, Park Seok-hyun feels that he has developed a special feelings for Il-young.
But when Park Seok-hyun’s father paid off his debt to “Mother”, Ma Woo-hee instead told Il-young to kill Park Seok-hyun. She did not agree with what her stepmother wanted and made the personal decision to run away from her adoptive family, who had taught her many things that were very brutal.
The Advocate: A Missing Body
The Advocate: A Missing Body, also known as Angry Lawyer (hangul: 성난 변호사), is a South Korean movie that was released on October 8, 2015 with a running time in 116 minutes. The movie was directed by Heo Jeong-ho, produced by Seo Young-hee, Kim Hyun-jung, Park Ji-sung, Im Sang-jin, and Kim Nam-su, and written by Lee Gong-ju, Choi Kwan-young, Heo Jong-ho, Goo In-hoe, and Kim Chang-woo. The movie is a box office movie that was distributed by CJ Entertainment and which earned ₩8.53 billion.
The movie has 2 lead roles: Lee Sun-kyun (played as Byeon Ho-sung) and Kim Go-eun (played as Jin Sun-min).
The supporting cast included:
- Lee Sun-kyun as Byeon Ho-sung
- Kim Go-eun as Jin Sun-min
- Im Won-hee as Office manager Park
- Jang Hyun-sung as Moon Ji-hoon
- Choi Jae-woong as Kim Jeong-hwan
- Kim Yoon-hye as Han Min-jeong
- Park Ji-young as Representative Joo
- Choi Kyu-hwan as Department head Yoo
- Im Cheol-hyeong as Subsection chief Yoon
- Lee Jun-hyeok as Gil-dong
- Bae Yoo-ram as Yong-sik
- Min Jin-woong as Gap-soo
- Lee Jong-gu as Kim Ik-tae
- Hong Sung-deok as Kim Man-seok
- Park Soo-eun as Se-young
- Kwak In-joon as Chief public prosecutor
- Hwang So-hee as Ha Yoo-ri
- Joo Seok-tae as David Lee
The plot of this movie tells of a lawyer named Byeon Ho-sung (played by Lee Sun-kyun), who has the life motto “Victory is justice, and I am the winner.” Once upon a time, Byeon Ho-sung won a lawsuit for a conglomerate pharmaceutical company, and the chairman of the company, Moon Ji-hoon (played by Jang Hyun-sung) asked him to return to defend his personal driver, Kim Jeong-hwan (played by Kim Choi Jae- woong), who killed a student named Han Min-jeong (played by Kim Yoon-hye).
At that time, there was a scene where the corpse had been found but there was no witnesses to the incident. At the same time, a lawyer named Jin Sun-min (played by Kim Go-eun) believes she is following Han Min-jeong, then lawyer Byeon Ho-sung can deny the claim and win the lawsuit that he killed Han Min-jeong.
From this complicated incident, Byeon Ho-sung decided to cooperate with Jin Sun-min and after searching deeper, this case turned out to be related to the chairman of the pharmaceutical company, Moon Ji-hoon.