New Korean thriller will leave you ‘Helpless’

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"Helpless" Cast Photo

The Korean film industry has been putting out game-changing thrillers on a regular basis, with no signs of slowing down. In Korean theaters this March is Helpless, a thriller based on the novel All She Was Worth by Japanese author Miyuki Miyabe, who is known as the Queen of Crime Fiction.

The story follows a detective who is approached by a man to help locate his missing fiance’. As the detective looks into the beautiful girl’s disappearance, he soon learns nothing about her is as it seems.

The film is directed by Byeon Yeong-joo (Flying Boys, Aldor) and Twitch has the trailer, which promises plenty of action and suspense.

Update: Helpless just opened in Korea two days ago on March 8th. If you’re interested in reading more background on the story, as well as a critical reaction to the movie, head on over to Film Business Asia’s review.

BREAKING NEWS: 24 Frames Per Second has word that Helpless is receiving a limited theatrical release in the United States. Los Angeles’ CGV Cinemas gets the film next week, with a wider release in early May.

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