A series of murders holds the nation in its sway and the longer the police fail to catch the murderer, the more the public begins to panic. It’s not long before it becomes a political matter and the president intervenes. When the prime suspect dies after a wild chase, it seems as though the investigations have come to a dead end. Choi, a highly successful investigator whose methods have always held him back from promotion, senses that this case might be his last chance to make something of his career. He and his old mentor Jang agree to arrest the next best suspect as the serial killer – whatever it might cost. When state prosecutor Joo hears about the questionable deal between Choi and Jang, it looks as though their plan is scuppered. Joo is determined to continue the investigation. Unfortunately, his motives are not entirely unselfish. Joo is being bribed by Kim, a property developer who just happens to be Jang’s arch-enemy. Just when it looks as if all the dirty tricks, dark deeds and treacherous secret deals are about to be exposed, all the stakeholders find themselves drawn deeper into the morass of questionable morals and open violation of the law. The search for the murderer begins to unite the four men, even though none are particularly interested in finding the culprit. Nonetheless, each one has their own reasons for wanting to solve this case – no matter how. –Berlinale
Ryu Seung-wan or Ryoo Seung-wan (born December 15, 1973) is a South Korean film director.
Ryu Seung-wan was born in 1973 in Onyang, a small town in Chungcheong Province. With the choice of domestic films mostly limited to propaganda and hostess films due to extreme government censorship, young Ryu often opted for the more kinetic and free-spirited action films from the Shaw Brothers canon. Watching Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master turned him into a lifelong fan, and Ryu spent his youth building his knowledge and love for Hong Kong action. Dreaming of becoming a film director someday, he took taekwondo lessons and saved lunch money for three years in middle school to buy an 8mm camera, with which he shot short films.
After graduating from high school in 1992, Ryu worked for six months to raise enough money to cover a year’s worth of basic living expenses for his family. After that he joined a private film workshop, and paid his tuition through several part-time jobs: as a construction… read more
When I sit down to watch a slick, commercial thriller, this is what I want it to be like. "The Unjust" is an im-morality tale of police corruption, political maneuvering, and gangland-style justice with no discernible "hero" to root for. The viewer is thrown into the thick of things within the first 20 minutes and forced to make heads or tails of the plot. Not a movie for people who want to turn off their brain.
This was screaming "Infernal Affairs" all over the place. It had an intricate story of corruption between goverment, media, lawyers, mafia and cops. But the story had a great flaw, all the characters were corrupt, there was no good guy and no one I could connect with. Meaning all the plot was worthless, cause I didn't care about anyone or what will happen to them. Massive disappointment.