Montage (2013 film)

Montage (Korean몽타주; RRMongtajoo) is a 2013 South Korean thriller film starring Uhm Jung-hwa, Kim Sang-kyung, and Song Young-chang.[1][2][3][4][5] The movie was remade in India as Te3n in 2016,[6] and in China as The Guilty Ones in 2019.[7]

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Revised RomanizationMongtajoo
Directed byJeong Keun-seob
Produced byAhn Young-jin
Noh Jae-hoon
Written byJeong Keun-seob
StarringUhm Jung-hwa
Kim Sang-kyung
Song Young-chang
Music byKoo Ja-wan
Ahn Hyeon-jin
CinematographyLee Jong-yeol
Edited bySteve M. Choe
Park Kyung-sook
Distributed byFinecut
Release date
  • May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)
Running time
119 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box office₩15,002,458,500


A kidnapper disappeared 15 years ago without a trace. Five days before the case's statute of limitations expires, someone is found anonymously leaving a flower at the crime scene. A few days later, another kidnapping takes place using the same method on a similar target. Police team up to solve the case before it's too late as in its previous case. Detective (Kim Sang-kyung) is consulted and he confirms it is a similar MO.

Later it turns out to be the child's grandfather (Song Young-chang), was the perpetrator of the first kidnapping 15 years ago. This was found out by the mother (Uhm Jung-hwa), and she kidnaps his granddaughter using the same MO. She thought the guilt will make him confess his past crimes. The detectives find out, confront the grandfather, and make a deal with him. He confesses his sins and goes to prison. Everyone involved in the long-unsolved case finds closure.[8][9]


Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013 22nd Buil Film Awards Best Screenplay Jeong Keun-seob Nominated
50th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Uhm Jung-hwa Won
Best New Director Jeong Keun-seob Nominated
Best Screenplay Nominated
34th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actress Uhm Jung-hwa Nominated
Best New Director Jeong Keun-seob Nominated
21st Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Best Actress Uhm Jung-hwa Won
2014 19th Chunsa Film Art Awards Nominated


  1. ^ Lee, Mi-ji (15 April 2013). "Montage Um Jung Hwa talks about why she chose the movie". StarN News. Retrieved 2013-04-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Kim, Han-jun (17 April 2013). "Uhm Jung Hwa and Kim Sang Kyung attends Montage special showcase". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. Retrieved 2013-04-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Park, Jung-jun (18 April 2013). "Uhm Jung Hwa wants to fall in love this year". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. Retrieved 2013-04-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Lee, Sun-min (3 May 2013). "Montage stars advocate missing children". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Jung, Hyun-mok (13 June 2013). "Interview with Three Promising New Directors: JEONG Keun-seob, Director of Montage "I Want to Make Films with Distinguished Characters"". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-02-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  7. ^ "Wang Qianyuan's new thriller The Guilty Ones releases tomorrow". China Daily. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  8. ^ Paquet, Darcy (30 May 2013). "In Focus: Montage". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-04-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Montage (2013)". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-05-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Lee, Eun-sun (20 May 2013). "Uhm sinks teeth into newest role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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