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Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015)
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Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015)
Original name: 조선명탐정: 사라진 놉의 딸
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A detective investigates a forgery ring in historical Korea. In the 19th year of Jeonjo’s reign, Kim Min, Joseon’s top detective, who used to be a King’s secret messenger, has been banished to a remote island for some unclear reasons. The only visitors are his old partner, Seo-pil and a young girl, who comes every day to ask him to find her younger sibling. In the meantime, Kim Min happens to hear a rumor that bogus silver bars have been being distributed, which awakens his dormant traits as a detective. Hisako, a beautiful, mysterious woman with her identity unknown, continuously interferes the investigation conducted by this excellent pair of detectives.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, adventure, private detective, missing person, mystery, escapades, island, martial arts, crimes, partners, track down, geisha, forgery, rivalry, danger, conspiracy, dishonesty, joseon dynasty
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea

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Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow (2011)
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Duration: 93 min.
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The Pirates (2014)
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Duration: 130 min.
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