Murder take one (Jang Jin 2005)
Jang Jin is one of the filmmakers in focus, with 12 of his movies it’s hard to make decisions which ones I should watch. With each one I realise I would like to see em all. They are all different and have something unique about them.
This movie is already ten years old, but feels fresh and very actual. It’s a thriller with some scifi elements to it, but these elements are actually quite close. So this story might be scary as well since it is a close reality. Realityshows involving murdertrials. This story starts with the death of a woman in a hotelroom. Soon they have a suspect, but he is not the murderer? With a typical british style detectivestory the story evolves and other parties will become part of it.
After seeing a few movies and Tony Rayns keeps telling that’s it not a typical Jang Jin story I am happy that this finally is a movie that shows his involvement in the whole process. The satirical view on politics and system as of today is constantly there. Although he choose for a thriller upset, it definitely leaves room for comedy and a oppinion from the director. Now it’s the whole movie, but also in We are Brothers he likes to involve the media in his story and actually ends up making a story about massmedia with other elements.
This movie was good in 2005 and still has a relevant role in movies today, the festival made a great choice screening his movies and this is just one of them.