S.I.U. (Special Investigations Unit) (Korean특수본; RRTeuksubon) is a 2011 South Korean action crime film directed by Hwang Byeong-gug, starring Uhm Tae-woong and Joo Won.[2][3][4][5]

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Directed byHwang Byeng-gug
Produced byShin Beom-soo
Kim Won-guk
Written byKim Yu-jin
Hwang Seong-gu
StarringUhm Tae-woong
Joo Won
Music byKim Tae-seong
Noh Hyeong-woo
CinematographyKang Seung-gi
Edited byMoon In-dae
Distributed byLotte Entertainment
Release date
  • November 24, 2011 (2011-11-24)
Running time
111 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$7.8 million[1]

Joo Won received nominations for Best New Actor at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards and the 21st Buil Film Awards in 2012.


Seong-beom is a foul-mouthed, hot-tempered detective with uncanny animal instincts in the violent crimes section who has never failed to solve a case. While he is on an undercover operation, he hears that a colleague of his has been brutally murdered by an unknown assailant. Seong-beom and the police agency instinctively know there is something behind this murder case. They set up a Special Investigations Unit (S.I.U.), and profiler Ho-ryong, a former FBI agent, is assigned as Seong-beom's partner. As the police dragnet begins to close in, the suspect is always faster than the police. They then receive a suspicious shoot to kill order from high-ranking police officials once the suspect is found. The team must fight against conspiring powers responsible for the crime, all the while dealing with tension and mistrust that begin to build within the police force itself as more information about the case begins to surface that may implicate corrupt detectives within their ranks.[6]



  1. ^ "S.I.U. (2011)". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  2. ^ "Joo Won, Uhm Tae-woong pic cranks up". 10Asia. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
  3. ^ "Um Tae Woong: 'I Play Strong Character After Long Interval'". KBS Global. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  4. ^ "Joo Won Makes Red Bean Bread for His Fans in Japan". KBS Global. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  5. ^ "S.I.U (Special Investigation Unit) ascends to top local box office". 10Asia. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  6. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (1 December 2011). "S.I.U. falls into traps of cop movie cliches". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-05-28.

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