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Confession of Murder (2012)
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Confession of Murder (2012)
Original name: 내가 살인범이다
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the case. Two years later, a man called Lee Doo-seok publishes a book titled "I am the Murderer" claiming responsibility for the murders that took place 17 years ago. His book becomes a bestseller because of the author’s charming looks and his vivid depiction of the crime. The detective and the self-proclaimed murderer meet face to face on a television debate show. Believing that Lee is nothing but a con artist, Detective Choi renews his search for the ultimate truth. Then another man appears suddenly, claiming he is the real killer.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, dark humor, chases and races, investigation, frame up, trap, murder confession, crimes, crime, obsessive quest, murder, strong violent content, wannabe, deadly, rivalry, loss of daughter, uninhibited rivalry
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, deadly, law enforcement, murder and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Confession of Murder: I Saw the Devil (2010), The Chaser (2008), Hunt and Play (2006), Grandmaster (2012), Killers (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Place: asia, korea, south korea
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The Chaser (2008)
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
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Hunt and Play (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Raghavan (Kamal Haasan) is an honest cop in Tamil Nadu. His wife Kayalvizhi (Kamalinee Mukerji) dies in a violent incident. Raghavan is deputized to investigate the murder of Rani, the daughter of his colleague Arokiya Raj (Prakash Raj) in a remote ...
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
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Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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