When I was a kid, I wanted to be a private investigator. The idea of snooping around, taking pictures, and solving cases sounded like all sorts of fun. As an adult, the profession doesn’t have the same appeal. My thirst for danger and intrigue just isn’t what it used to be. Writer/director Kim Hyeong-joon-I’s upcoming thriller “The Scent” explores some of the reasons why I have absolutely no interest in pursuing my dream of privately investigating individual mysteries. The whole framed for murder thing doesn’t sound like very much fun.
Predictably, here’s a handy little synopsis:
Seon-wu is a suspended police detective who works as a private investigator specializing in infidelity detection. He was given a 2-year’s suspension for assaulting his boss and sleeping with his wife, and is now only few days away from completing the disciplinary action. One day, a woman called Su-jin hires him to snoop on her husband. A few days into the investigation, the woman is found murdered. In order to escape the blame for her death which would inevitably jeopardize his reinstatement, he cleans up the bloody crime scene to cover up the murder. In the mean while, Seon-wu’s wife, Hye-yeong, demands divorce on grounds of his affair – so that she can be with Seon-wu’s colleague detective. Having carefully covered up his tracks, he returns to office but evidences that place him at the crime scene start turning up. Seon-wu who is fed up with anything to do with adultery, must battle to clear his name from the accusations of murder and adultery.
See what I mean? Private investigation is too dangerous for my blood. “The Scent” stars Park Hee-soon, Park Si-yeon, Joo Sang-wook, Kim Jeong-tae, Lee Han-wi, and Kwang Soo. The first selection of images from the film are available below. I’m sure a trailer will find its way to the surface shortly. Look for the film to drop in South Korea this April.
Via : Film Smash