(Korean Movies) Broken, 2014

Broken, 2014

Broken, 2014
Youth not allowed
running time
122 minutes
cumulative audience
989881 people
18th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2014


The father of a child becomes a victim of the loss of his only daughter,
Now he is a murderer.

Su-jin, a middle school girl, was found dead in an abandoned local public bathhouse. Father Sang-hyeon (Jung Jae-young) is helpless in the face of the death of his only daughter. Then one day, an anonymous text message with information about the criminal arrives at Sang-hyeon. And there, he goes to the address in the text and finds Cheol-yong, who is laughing while watching a video of his daughter being raped and dying by boys. In an instant, Sang-hyeon, who loses his temper and accidentally kills Cheol-yong, learns of another accomplice, and sets out to find him. Meanwhile, Eok-gwan (Lee Seong-min), a detective in charge of Su-jin's murder, sees Cheol-yong's murder scene, realizes that Sang-hyeon is the culprit, and starts pursuing him…

In April, a problematic work that will cut the heart of Korea is coming!


Now, throwing the sharpest topic in Korea
[Public referendum]

* Period: February 12 – February 25, 2014
* Location: <Wandering Blades> Facebook (/if.you2014), popular vote Facebook (/if.you2014.poll)
* Target: All Facebook members
* Number of participants: 231,108 (as of February 25)

Q. The 18-year-old boys who killed a middle school girl, the father of the middle school girl who killed the boy.
Was the father's murder justified? I ask you, not the law.

1) The country would have acted the same. 30.1%
2) As a father who has lost a daughter, it is an action that can be done enough. 61.4%
3) Still, murder is wrong. 8.5%

On the one hand, I agree
On the one hand, to the question that cannot but be denied,
Korea is now angry and worried

– The country would have done the same. 30.1%
The punishment a person receives for committing a sin should at least be commensurate with the crime, but the law of this country is not like that.(Kaya ****)

It's not enough that they raped and murdered their daughter, but there are parents in this world who have the self-control enough to trust the police and turn away after seeing the video. It is clear that retaliatory killing is wrong behavior, but if I were in the position of that father, I would think that even though I had committed a crime as a human being, I would have done something that my parents would not be ashamed of. This movie may not have the power to change the law, but I really hope it can cut the heart of Korea at least once! (God*)

If the law were just, the father of a child would not have killed anyone. I think they are victims of an unfair law. (Kwonseong*)

Is it wrong to have those who fail to observe the minimum receive the punishment they deserve? Should the person who gave the punishment (not a stranger, but the victim's father) be judged by the law? (Woohyung*)

I believe that human rights are granted to those who deserve to live as human beings, not to those who lose their dignity and concept as human beings and run wild. (Minmin*)

From the point of view that one can be morally protected as long as he respects others, I do not believe that he cannot receive moral protection just because the perpetrator who harmed another's life suffered an immoral thing. (Park Won*)

Chapter 2 of the Constitution Article 11 of the Rights and Duties of Citizens All citizens are equal before the law (hereinafter omitted)
The same punishment applies to anyone regardless of the circumstances of harm and harm, regardless of who killed someone, except in consideration of Article 51 of the Criminal Act. You can think about it by looking at intelligence, environment, age, and so on, but it seems that the environment in our country is not even guaranteed even as stated in the Constitution. If our laws are in place, there is no reason for a father to act like that. Because the law wasn't right, it was probably the only option his father had. (Janggyeong*)

Even if the law is not just, we must take revenge. If it were me, I lost my daughter's blood, but I don't think I can stand still. Even if I go to jail, I think I will definitely get revenge. Because if I don't get revenge, I'm going to go crazy. (hardness*)

Any parent in the world would be the same in that situation. If you can't reflect and even make a video, you can't let it live. One vote for self-defense. (car name*)

– Source: <Wandering Blades> Facebook, popular vote Facebook

– Still, killing is wrong. 8.5%
Nothing other than public authority has the right to punish others. The rule of law is based on it. However, I think it is necessary to strictly apply the law so that the victims do not feel unfair. (Kang Tae*)

It's sad and fortunate that I'm in a position to say this, but… If I think that my father's actions are just, I don't think it's justified because there is a risk of falling into the dilemma of endless retaliation. (the people*)

It's a heartbreaking story, but it's not rationally justified given that if everyone tries to get revenge, even greater chaos will arise in society in the future. (Kim Jin*)

Of course it's not fair. If that's justified, there are too many things in the world to justify killing people. Therefore, it should be resolved by law, but it is also true that the law is too narrow a punishment. (Choi Tae*)

To be honest, how many people in the world would survive if retaliatory killing was justified? If I were that father, I would have killed the murderers who killed my daughter. But it cannot be justified. (Ia*)

It's not fair. I understand the desire for revenge, but no matter how painful it may be, it is right to deal with them within the legal and social norms. Because that is the rule of the society to which you belong. (River*)

They say that murder is justified, but I think the opposite. The law was created to hold the center of the country, but if you are biased towards emotions and commit any kind of cheating, the country will inevitably stumble. Of course, it is unfortunate that the victim cannot suffer the same amount of pain that he suffered. (essential oil*)

The murderer who killed the daughter, the father who killed the murderer… It's not that I don't understand. If it were me, I would have turned my eyes around and tried to kill him… But there's no justification for murder. There is a lot of regret that this case would not have happened if the law had done its job well. It's a very sad case. I think it's an event that makes us think about whether our laws are really just and tougher punishments. (Park Jin*)

Angry and displeased… but retaliatory murder… no. Who else pays for the boy's death… No matter how wrong the boy's parents are, the child will die again… If it's justified… he'd be living without knowing why the law exists within the framework of the law… If that happens to me… maybe I can too… but I think it has to be different from what you feel and what you know. (Ian*)

– Source: <Wandering Blades> Facebook, popular vote Facebook


2014, a problem that will cut the heart of Korea!
Presenting a hot topic about our social problems that we want to ignore but cannot avoid!

<Wandering Blade>, which gathered explosive topics in a popular referendum on the theme of 'the father who killed the boy who killed his daughter, is this father's murder justified', raised a sharp question about our society and emerged as the hottest issue in 2014.

<Wandering Blade> is a drama about the heartbreaking pursuit of a father (Jung Jae-young) who loses his daughter in an instant and becomes a murderer, and a detective (Lee Seong-min) who has to catch him. It's made into a movie. Previously on Facebook, the popular vote for <Wandering Blades> was 'The 18-year-old boys who killed a middle school girl, the father of the middle school girl who killed the boy. “Is my father’s murder justified?” I am asking you, not the law', causing a heated battle among netizens. This question posed through the events in the movie received close to 10,000 comments in just one day, recording a total of 200,000 votes and more than 1.5 million video views. 61.4% of the people who participated in the referendum showed that they understood their father emotionally, choosing 'This is an action that can be done enough as a father who has lost a daughter'. On the other hand, there was a heated battle between netizens who chose between the two extremes: 'But murder is the wrong thing to do' and 'The country would have acted the same'.

The reason why netizens responded so explosively is because <Wandering Blades> is talking about a hot problem in our society that is happening in Korea right now, something we want to avoid but can't avoid. “I thought it was necessary to talk about this series of incidents that are becoming a social issue regardless of nationality,” said director Lee Jung-ho, who revealed his intentions for directing. It gives an opportunity to think about the dilemma each character has through the story of 'Sang-hyeon', the main character who had no choice but to turn into a character, and 'Euk-gwan', a detective who pursues him.

<Wandering Blades>, which talks about the present of our society and arouses interest in the issues that everyone should ponder and watch together, will heat up theaters as the best problem work of 2014.

The overwhelming combination of Jung Jae-young, an actor with a thousand faces, and Lee Seong-min!
A hot acting ensemble presented by deep-seated actors!

<Wandering Blade> will feature an explosive acting showdown with Chungmuro representative actor Jeong Jae-young and Lee Seong-min, who exudes a strong presence in each work, as the lead roles.

First, Jung Jae-young, the owner of 'A Thousand Faces', who perfectly crosses the boundaries of genre and role, plays the role of 'Sang-hyeon', a father who lost his daughter in an instant and became a murderer, performing the best performance of an actor's life. A father who loves his daughter, a helpless victim who cannot do anything in front of his daughter's death, and a murderer who has no choice but to take the place of judgment in the name of his father. Jung Jae-young is going to make the hearts of the audience hot by expressing the various emotional changes of the character 'Sang-hyeon' with delicate inner acting. Jung Jae-young said, "I was in the play, but I couldn't believe my daughter's death. If I had actually had a daughter, I would not have been able to do this film.” Jung Jae-young, who personally digested everything from the chase and beating scenes to jumping out of the building, and also struggled with the cold in the filming set in the snowy field of Daegwallyeong in the cold weather, the sadness and anguish of 'Sang-hyeon' despite the extreme physical pain. He perfectly portrays the character and shows off his presence as an irreplaceable actor.

Actor Lee Seong-min, who is loved by the public for his sincere and hot acting in works such as dramas [Golden Time], [The King 2 Hearts], [Pasta], and the movie [The Attorney], is a murderer in this <Wandering Blade>. Through the role of 'Euk-gwan', a detective who has to catch a victim who has become a victim, he excellently expresses a three-dimensional character who is conflicted between professional duty and human compassion. Lee Seong-min said, "'Euk-gwan' is in various complex environments and has a complex personality and psychology about 'Sang-hyeon''s case. It was a difficult part because it was a role that had to be avoided skillfully without being distracted by one point of view and one thought.” However, just as director Lee Jung-ho revealed the reason for casting, saying, “I felt like I could do a lot with my expression without having to say anything,” Lee Seong-min has his own unique character, from the charisma of a veteran detective to the anguish and wandering inside surrounded by compassion. Human eyes and expressions were captured on camera.

The explosive acting and hot ensemble of two actors, Jung Jae-young and Lee Seong-min, who give trust and confidence, further enhance the perfection of the work and raise the audience's expectations.

The original work of the master of mystery 'Keigo Higashino'!
In 2014, the screen is revived as the essence of a thriller that will penetrate the hearts of the audience!

<Wandering Blade> is a film adaptation of the mystery novel's master Keigo Higashino's work of the same name, and is gathering expectations from both movie fans and original fans.

Keigo Higashino, who made his splendid debut as a writer by winning the 31st Edogawa Ranpo Award in 1985 for his work [After School], is a writer called the master of mystery novels representing Japan. Keigo Higashino, who has a wide readership by publishing works of various genres as well as non-mystery works, raises a problem that pricks the peak of society and makes readers to examine the current society and increases immersion in the story. I have a good reputation. In 1999, he won the 5th Japan Mystery Writers Association Award for [Secret], and in 2006 [The Devotion of Suspect X] won the Naoki Award at the 134th. and was made into 11 films. In Korea, his works have been made into movies through <Baek Nights> and <Suspect X>, and they have been loved by domestic movie fans.

The original novel of <Wandering Blade>, which will be met with Korean audiences by director Lee Jung-ho, is a work that reveals the contradictions in the judicial system with the subject of the controversial juvenile law in Japan and the murder of a father who lost his daughter. Keigo Higashino places heavy themes in a solid narrative structure and asks what justice is. While Keigo Higashino directly asked the problems of the Japanese judicial system with a clear critical mind, director Lee Jung-ho tries to communicate more broadly by pointing out the universal contradictions of society that encompasses the whole story. After reading the original novel and shed many tears at his father's tragic story, he completed <Wandering Blade> after 7 years of preparation after deciding to make a movie. Through the story of a father who commits an accidental murder, director Lee Jung-ho added the universal sentiment of 'the sadness of a father who lost his child' without losing the original's sharp gaze on the rotten juvenile crime. In addition, through a detective who is chasing after his murderer father and conflicts between professional ethics and compassion, he constantly asks questions such as 'What would you choose?' .

<Wandering Blade>, which captures the detailed development of the original work and the inner conflict of the characters in a more sophisticated and tense screen, heralds the birth of a unique well-made thriller in theaters in 2014.

A father who has become a murderer, a detective who must catch him in a breathtaking pursuit!
The tension created by the two men!

<Wandering Blade> is expected to infuse overwhelming tension through the breathtaking pursuit of a father who has become a victim and a criminal and a detective who must catch him.

The film takes a major turning point when 'Sang-hyeon' accidentally kills one of the criminals while looking for the killer who killed his daughter. This is because this moment when 'Sang-hyeon' turns from a victim who lost her daughter to a murderer who killed a boy is the moment when 'Sang-hyeon', the victim's family, turns into a murder suspect for 'Eok-gwan', the detective in charge of the Lee Su-jin murder case. As the ironic situations of the two characters intersect, the full-scale pursuit in <Wandering Blades> begins.

The 'chasing' drawn by <Wandering Blade> makes a point different from other thriller films in this part. While other thriller films have solved a fragmentary chase that focuses on the two main characters, <Wandering Blade> is about Sang-hyeon, chasing an accomplice who killed her daughter, and 'Sang-hyeon,' chasing 'Sang-hyeon,' who has changed from victim to perpetrator. and show different directions. Moreover, <Wandering Blade> is not a character defined by a clear structure of good and evil like other thriller films, but two characters who experience constant internal conflict and dilemma along with an ironic situation in which it is impossible to know who is the victim and who is the perpetrator. pay As such, <Wandering Blades> is a chase thriller that 'chasing after emotions', revealing the difference from other films.

On the other hand, <Wandering Blade> places the greatest weight on the 'realism' of the acting during the chase. As director Lee Jung-ho said, "I wanted to create a real situation in all the scenes in the movie, but I thought that it could not come out as a planned sum." paid These scenes, which are thoroughly interpreted by the actors, add reality beyond the frame of predictable emotions and fixed lines, allowing the audience to become more immersed in the characters.

<Wandering Blades>, which adds dramatic fun to the chase and chase of the two main characters who each have internal conflicts, will focus the audience even more with a realistic acting confrontation with the interpretations of the two actors, Jae-Young Jung and Seong-Min Lee.

Explosive synergy between director Lee Jung-ho of <Bestseller> and the production team of <Car> and <26 Years>!
A well-made problem work created by the collaboration of the strongest production team in Chungmuro!

<Wandering Blade> is the first work in four years by director Lee Jung-ho, who was recognized for his sensuous directing ability with <Bestseller>.

Director Lee Jung-ho, who has proven his directing ability to bring out the inner side of the character by excellently expressing the detailed emotional changes and psychology of the character in his previous work <Bestseller>. It is not an exaggeration to say that the work <Wandering Blade>, which he has chosen after 4 years, has maximized his capabilities. do. Director Lee Jung-ho, by substituting the main character 'Sang-hyeon' and the detective 'Euk-gwan' after him to the main character 'Sang-hyeon' and the detective 'Euk-gwan' who is pursuing him, weaves the problems that are still happening in our society into a dense and dense composition. leaves a strong sound.

In addition, <Wandering Blade> draws attention with the participation of representatives of Chungmuro. First of all, cinematographer Kim Tae-kyung, who worked on <Wish>, <Eunkyo> and <26 Years>, took on the shooting of <Wandering Blade> and vividly captures the emotions of the main characters, Sang-hyeon and Euk-gwan. In particular, the lonely and lonely pursuit of his father 'Sang-hyeon', which unfolds against the snowy fields and birch forests of Daegwallyeong, is captured on camera without missing even a small inner movement through the fingertips of cinematographer Kim Tae-kyung, in contrast to the terribly cold screen. It will make the hearts of those who see it hot. It is the music of music director Kim Hong-jip who has worked on <Wagon Car>, <The Maid> and <Taste of Money> that silently supports the heartbreaking pursuit of her father, Sang-hyeon. The music in the movie, which calmly solves the tragic situation of the main character 'Sang-hyeon' with the concept of 'controlling emotions', does not force the audience into sadness and further raises the immersion of the viewers.

Director Lee Jung-ho, who returned after 4 years since <Bestseller>, and the collaboration of the strongest producers in Chungmuro raise confidence in the perfection of <Wandering Blade> and raise expectations for their synergy.


100% handheld, shot in sequence!
Perfect projection of the emotions and conflicts of two men on the screen!

<Wandering Blade> is shot in the order of the scenario as well as the hand-held method for the entire amount, and the detailed inner side of the characters is captured, further enhancing the immersion of the play.

The most important part at the time of filming was to transfer the emotions of the two actors, Jung Jae-young and Lee Seong-min, to the screen. The most important of them was that 100% handheld shooting was the principle. Director Lee Jung-ho explained, "I thought that the camera shouldn't be fixed because there were no restrictions on the actors' performances or actions." The detailed movement could not be predicted because the actor ordered the actor to act freely according to the situation without specific directions. In addition, "not only the main characters 'Sang-hyeon' and 'Euk-gwan', but also various characters such as young detectives, children, the parents of the victims, and the parents of the perpetrators appear. All of them are shaking inside. I thought the handheld method would be the best way to express the inner side of a conflicting character.”

Since the handheld is a method of filming while a person holds a camera and follows the movement of an actor, it was a challenge for the cinematographer to digest the entire film in a handheld. Cinematographer Kim Tae-kyung said, “Wandering Blades is a film where the emotions of the actors are the most important. In order to shoot with the actor's emotions and the camera with the highest synchronization rate, I didn't shout a cut until the actor's acting was over, and I tried my best not to break my emotions." The actors fully concentrate on expressing the emotions of the characters, and the production team captures the emotions of the actors on camera.

In the same vein, the shooting schedule of <Wandering Blades> was made in the order of the events in the scenario. Unlike most movies that shoot according to location due to realistic constraints such as location and time, <Wandering Blade> shoots 90% of the scenes in the order of the scenario except for the beginning of the movie, where Sanghyeon's house appears. did. In the case of a movie where the flow of emotions is important, mixing the sequence of the scenes may not allow the actors' emotions to flow smoothly.

As such, the internal conflicts and emotional changes of 'Sang-hyeon' and 'Euk-gwan', which were transferred to the screen after the efforts of director Lee Jung-ho and the production team, will make the audience experience a perfect sense of immersion.

Location in Gangwon-do, where they struggled with the harsh cold!
Reality completed with 'invisible' art!

<Wandering Blade> was filmed in Daegwallyeong, downtown Gangneung, and around Gangwon-do, including Alpensia Resort. In order to capture the most natural image, the art team tried to exclude all artificial elements with the concept of 'invisible' art.

When working on the screenplay, director Lee Jung-ho recalled 'the back view of a father walking on a lonely and lonely road'. Director Lee Jung-ho, who was drawing the image of 'Sang-hyeon' walking silently in the white snowy field with a large golf bag carrying a stinging wind, selected Daegwallyeong, Gangwon-do as the main filming location for <Wandering Blades>. However, filming in Daegwallyeong was a battle against the harsh cold. The production crew, field staff, and actors including Jung Jae-young, who plays the role of 'Sang-hyeon', had to struggle with the cold weather with a sensible temperature of minus 25 degrees Celsius. In particular, Jung Jae-young, who had to wander through the snow with his bare hands, fought hard to endure even physical pain to the point of expressing, “It felt like my hands were cut off while filming in the freezing cold.”

Meanwhile, the highlight of the movie was filmed in downtown Gangneung. About 500 extras were mobilized by the production team for this scene, where countless people were involved, including the father 'Sang-hyeon', the detective 'Euk-gwan', numerous police officers, the accomplice who killed 'Sang-hyeon''s daughter, and the crowds around them. Filling the city with actors, not ordinary citizens, to create a natural scene. With the support of Gangwon-do, the filming took place for three days while completely controlling the middle of downtown Gangneung to enhance the perfection.

For the sense of presence and realism, which was one of the biggest goals of the production team, the art team had to place everything that appeared on the screen naturally. As director Lee Jung-ho said that “art is the most invisible film,” the art team of <Wandering Blade> naturally melted into the film so that nothing stood out. The hard work of the art team, who increased the realism by setting up detailed props and costumes suitable for the season, and even the small interiors of street shops that can be easily overlooked, was the first contribution that doubled the reality of the movie, which is more realistic than it is.

In this way, the passion and fighting spirit of the production team and actors will be reflected on the screen, which will further increase the satisfaction of the audience.

A youth audition with only 250 participants!
The production team's endless efforts to find the 'real face'!

The production team of <Wandering Blade> put in a lot of effort to give the audience a more realistic feeling, so that not only the main roles but also the minor actors went through numerous auditions and cast.

One of the things that the production team was most worried about from the time of the film's planning was the casting of the boys who commit crimes in the play. Excessive profanity and yellow hair, such as excessive profanity that can only appear in movies and dramas, were excluded and thoroughly 'real high school students' wanted to be seen. The production team, who decided that it would be more realistic to see ordinary high school students committing crimes without knowing what kind of crime they are committing, went through numerous auditions for this, rather than the fear instilled in the outward appearance.

The main production team, including director Lee Jung-ho, directly auditioned the children, and in the final audition, key staff including cinematographer Kim Tae-kyung, as well as Lee Seong-min, who played the role of 'Euk-gwan', participated in the screening. This audition went beyond general agencies, and the production team put in so much effort that they sent an official letter to each high school across the country to select directly. The production team thoroughly auditioned for the main characters who commit crimes in the movie, including 'Chul-yong', 'Doo-shik' and 'Min-gi', as well as 'Soo-jin', the daughter of the main character 'Sang-hyeon', and even the smallest minor roles. However, in the role of 'Doo-sik', another accomplice who killed 'Sang-hyeon''s daughter, it was difficult to find the right actor even through numerous auditions. Joo-seung Lee, who plays the role of 'Doo-sik', is the lucky protagonist who took the first impression of the crew by showing enthusiasm enough to apply for a vacation while in the military and audition.

As such, the main actors and minor actors who were cast after numerous auditions performed natural performances while receiving detailed acting guidance and direction at the filming site. These hidden efforts of the production crew to make a realistic film make the children in the film feel like real people we can meet next to us.


I had a daughter.
I wanted to be a good father.

But I couldn't.

I was a father,
I became a victim of losing my daughter overnight,
Now I am a murderer who murdered the one who killed my daughter.

this is the last thing i can do
I guess not.

The children who killed my daughter
How long will we remember Sujin?

There is no life left for parents who have lost their children.

you are,
Have you ever seen the face of a father who lost his daughter?

The father who lost everything,

With the saddest face in the world,
I turned my back and went back.

There was nothing I could do but wait.

I have to catch the father now.
This father who was so sad that he became a murderer,

I have to catch it.

Sang-Hyun Lee,
Shouldn't you still live?

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