Starring: Jung Jin-Young, Yang Dong-Geun, Han Chae-Young
Director: Kim Yu-Jin
Studio: Cinema Service / Bitwin
About This DVD
Number of citizens who need protection: 526 for every one police officer
Most likely of government workers to die in the line of duty!
Number of days of night duty worked each month: more than 15
Number of murders, robberies, rapes, thefts, and other crimes of violence committed in Korea each year: 532,243
Number of arrest achieved each year: 396,885
Number of police officers wounded on duty each year: 903
Number of police officers who die in the line of duty each year: 38
An office girl that catches a bank thief is hot news.
A housewife who catches a pickpocket and receives an award is written about in magazines.
An innkeeper who catches a robber is interviewed in the daily newspapers.
But when a police dies in the line of duty, his wife and comrades are the only ones who cry.
People make fun of police by calling them pigs. But who else can help the people who are attacked and robbed? The police are professionals who take pride in their jobs, including the important duty of chasing and catching criminals. They work so the innocent who have died can rest easily, but they still feel responsible for the death of the innocent.
Even though they get no round of applause or encouragement, they still work day and night to fulfill their duties. Their work strains their hearts and souls, but they will follow a criminal into hell to gain the satisfaction of catching him. They are born to help others.
Unlike other preceding detective film, WILD CARD employs a totally new method to attract audiences: extreme realism. The audience sees and follows the investigations from the detectives' point of view. The storylines of earlier films, by contrast, have been split between the perspectives of the detective and the criminal, and have ended predictably. WILD CARD focuses on situations that detectives encounter in actual cases. As detectives can't anticipate the unpredictable, the audience can't know about the criminal before the crime is committed, with no clues or subplots given tell then. The audience is made to feel like they are watching the actual process of Homicide Team 3's investigation. They will experience without any filter the anxiousness of the victims, the tension of the unpredictable and even the threat to life created by the bloody fight. You haven't seen real Korean detectives yet.
It will be a new experience to see the portrayal of real Korean detectives who tirelessly work to track down the criminals, when before films have only portrayed unrealistically violent or dirty detectives. You might think the detectives belong to another world, but they are someone's son, husband, father, brother or lover ? they are just like us. You see the routine of their days and their families in this film. WILD CARD will wipe away your prejudices and misconceptions about detectives and will show you the real detectives who are working today for us.
You dial 911 in an urgent situation, knowing that the detectives are behind you no matter what. WILD CARD portrays the humanity of the detective who fall when he is hit and bleeds when he is cut, not the too-often-seen caricature who shows up to easily wipe out of the enemy. Given their devotion to protect victims and pursue criminals without regard to the perils of any situation, the detectives have no place to retreat to -- even in life's most threatening moments. They are able to place themselves in front of a criminal's knife because they have their colleagues behind them for reinforcement. It is not the fist or the gun that serves as their protection, it is the resolute faith of every single detective to protect the others. Our heart is moved by the image of a detective running to the scene shouting, "Everyone has to share the blade's cuts to survive."
Is the relationship between detectives and criminals really a hostile one? Seoul is a small city, and the veteran detectives know their beats like the backs of their hands. The gangsters have careers too ? building criminal networks and criminal records. As time has passed and experiences have meshed, the detectives and the criminals have become more and more acquainted and have developed unlikely relationships. These can be drawn upon to mobilize information from criminal networks and provide important clues to solve cases. But the detectives' work does not stop there. They also conduct intensive and extensive investigations to solve the most difficult of investigations. They do their best to overcome the difficulties caused by few clues and limited personnel and resources ? which, without the diligence of the detectives, can often lead to an investigation that is akin to looking for a needle in a haystack.
My theme is human, detectives with burning hearts
National detective team! Getting down to work!
Young-dahl and Jay-soo begin their investigation of a murder. A woman is found dead in a desolate subway station, and she stares at them with sorrowful eyes. Jay-soo looks at Young-dahl as he closes her eyes. He promises himself to get revenge for her.
The Homicide Team works day and night on the investigation and stakeout duty. They uncover clue by clue from their tipster contacts and determine that other victims were murdered in similar ways. To stop additional murders, Young-dahl and Jay-soo work with Sang-choon's gangsters to gather information from the gangster network.
Stage No. 3
What is the gun for if you can't shoot?
After a long shift on stakeout duty, Jay-soo encounters the criminals in the middle of a crowded downtown area. Pulling out his gun, Young-dahl stops him. Young-dahl knows from past experience that guns can't solve everything and gives Jay-soo his sincere advice. But Jay-soo disagrees, having seen the criminal slip away right in front of his eyes.
D-Day -- "Everyone has to share the blade's cuts to survive"
Finally it's D-Day. The whole Homicide Team mobilizes to capture the criminals. But the criminals notice the detectives and attack defenseless Jay-soo. At that moment, detective Chang throws himself between the criminal and Jay-soo and is stabbed with a knife. Jay-soo furiously goes after the criminal and his hands move towards his gun. Young-dahl sees this and feels aggravated.
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo, DTS 5.1 ES|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)|
|Special Features:||- Internactive Menu
- Scene Selections
- Commentary by Director/Writer
- Commentary by Cast
- Making Film
- Music Video
- Photo Gallery
- Cast / Director's Interview
- Cast / Director's Profile
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