Orora gongju (Princess Aurora) (2005)

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Desire distracts a cop who is trying to track down a female serial killer in this thriller from South Korea. Oh Seong-ho (Mun Seong-geun) is a police detective who has begun having ethical questions about the nature of his work and is studying theology. Oh Seong-ho is teamed up with a reckless cop (Gweon Oh-jung) and the two are brought in to investigate a bloody killing at a department store. The murderer left behind a sticker of Princess Aurora, a popular female super-hero character, and before long the same criminal strikes again, murdering a woman at a hair salon (Hyeon Yeong) and a man who was romantically attached to her (Kim Yong-geon), with the same calling-card sticker left behind. After viewing surveillance footage from the department store where the first murder took place, Oh Seong-ho thinks he has a viable suspect in beautiful Jeong Sun-jeong (Eom Jeong-hwa), but when he arranges to meet her, his emotions get the better of him and he ends up spending the night with her rather than confirming her guilt or innocence. Oh Seong-ho realizes just how big a mistake he made when Jeong Sun-jeong disappears, and his error in judgment turns deadly when another man is found dead with a tell-tale sticker left on the victim. Orora Gongju (aka Princess Aurora was the first directorial effort from veteran actress Bang Eun-jin. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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NR
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Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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½

A brutal killing begins this film and sets up the tone for things to come. It's a serial killer film with a twist, as it's obvious the serial killer has motives we are not aware of. As the film progresses it becomes more personal and emotional. The killer is the ex-wife of the policeman investigating the murders, adding one of those tragic cat and mouse layers, but never quite shaking off the convenience of it all. Princess Aurora isn't just any revenge film, it captures how it can easily escalate into insanity. Stunning performances and beautiful photography make sure there is always something to appreciate, even when the film gets stuck shifting gears.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

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½

Interesting premise that tends to wander a bit; the twist at the end is somehwat a letdown..overall a decent watch, just nothing novel or memorable.

alan jay
alan jay

Super Reviewer

½

the police had to be super dumb in order for this plot to work but overall a quite entertaining revenge movie.

Robert Yam
Robert Yam

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