Rating: 7.5 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 08/09/2020
On the way to his mother’s funeral, a detective accidentally hits a person with his car. He takes the body with him and puts it into his mother’s coffin. The moment he feels relieved, he receives a call. This caller insists that he saw the detective’s hit-and-run, but instead of asking for money, he wants to know about the body’s whereabouts, leading to a do-or-die showdown of the witness and detective.
Rated PG-13 | Length 111 minutes
Twisty borderline dark comedy but ultimately a corrupt cop slash coverup thriller that gets better as it goes. I suppose the first act of the movie is a dark comedy and included in the description: detective commits a hit & run and tries to cover-up the situation by burying the body with his dead mother. But that’s only the foundation of this cat and mouse rollercoaster. The main character (Lee Sun-kyun) is an awful detective; he’s also the upperclass father in PARASITE so it’s easy to hate on him here.
If this hasn’t already been remade in Hollywood it would be a good one to option. This story could work anywhere.