Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island

Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (Korean조선명탐정: 사라진 놉의 딸; Hanja朝鮮名探正: 사라진 놉의 딸; RRJoseon Myeongtamjeong: Sarajin Nobeui Ddal; lit. "Joseon Detective: The Disappearance of the Laborer's Daughter") is a 2015 South Korean period comedy adventure film directed by Kim Sok-yun.[4] It is the sequel to 2011's Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow and is the 9th highest grossing film of 2015.[5][6]

Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island
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Hangul조선탐정: 사라진 놉의
Hanja朝鮮 or 朝鮮探偵: 사라진 놉의 딸
Revised RomanizationJoseon myeongtamjeong: Sarajin nobeui ddal
McCune–ReischauerChosŏn myŏngt'amchŏng: Sarachin nopŭi ttal
Directed byKim Sok-yun
Produced byKim Jho Gwangsoo[1]
Lee Sun-mi
Written byLee Nam-kyu
Kim Su-jin
StarringKim Myung-min
Oh Dal-su
Lee Yeon-hee
Music byKim Han-jo
CinematographyJang Nam-cheol
Edited byIm Sun-kyong
Production
company
Generation Blue Films[2]
Distributed byShowbox/Mediaplex[3]
Release date
  • February 11, 2015 (2015-02-11)
Running time
124 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguagesKorean
Japanese
Box officeUS$27.8 million

A sequel, titled Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead, was released on February 8, 2018.[7]

SynopsisEdit

Set in Joseon in the year 1795, nobleman, inventor and master sleuth Kim Min and his sidekick Seo-pil investigate a silver counterfeiting ring, which may be linked to the disappearance of hundreds of girls.

CastEdit

Box officeEdit

The film was released on February 11, 2015. It topped the box office on its opening weekend, earning ₩7.58 billion (US$6.90 million) from 960,000 admissions over five days.[10][11] By the end of its theatrical run, it recorded 3,872,025 admissions, grossing US$27,870,580, making it the 9th highest grossing film of 2015.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jung, Hyun-mok (17 March 2015). "Director reflects on struggles in filmmaking, gay activism". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-04-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Kim, Su-yeon (23 February 2015). "Interview: KIMJHO Kwang-soo, CEO of Generation Blue Films: "I want to create a unique filmography for Generation Blue Films"". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2015-04-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Noh, Jean (5 October 2014). "Showbox unwraps Detective K sequel". Screen International. Retrieved 2014-12-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (6 February 2015). "Comedy increases in sequel to detective flick". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-02-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (10 June 2014). "Detective K team returns to set". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-12-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Tae, Sang-joon (16 June 2014). "DETECTIVE K: LABORER'S DAUGHTER to Crankin in June". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-12-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Hit period comedy 'Detective K' returns for round 3". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  8. ^ Lee, Ji-young (23 February 2015). "KIM Myung-min of DETECTIVE K: SECRET OF THE LOST ISLAND: "I hope this film series will be remembered by the film industry"". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2015-04-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Lee, Seung-mi (12 February 2015). "Lee Yeon-hee addresses criticism of acting skills". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-02-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Ma, Kevin (16 February 2015). "Detective K sequel tops Kingsman in South Korea". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2015-02-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (24 February 2015). "Detective K wins New Year box office contest". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-04-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Kuipers, Richard (23 March 2015). "Film Review: Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island". Variety. Retrieved 2015-04-05. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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