Perfect Number (2012) Movie Review

“Perfect Number” sees Korea turning to Japan for inspiration, an adaptation of the acclaimed Higashino Keigo novel “Yogisha X no Kenshin” (“The Devotion of Suspect X”), which previously made it to the big screen in the popular 2008 film “Suspect X” from Nishitani Hiroshi. The Korean version comes from actress and director Bang Eun Jin, whose last outing behind the camera was the revenge thriller “Princess Aurora” in 2005, and who won Best Supporting Actress at the Grand Bell Awards back in 2002 for her role in Kim Ki Duk’s “Address Unknown”. A tense, and in many ways quite unique crime drama, the film stars popular and versatile actor Ryoo Seung Bum (“The Unjust”) in the lead, supported by Lee Yo Won (“May 18”) and Jo Jin Woong (“Nameless Gangster”). Ryoo plays Suk Go, a reclusive 30-something math teacher, who lives next door to the lovely Hwa Sun (Lee Yo Won) and her
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