Lee Si-Eon Plays a Framed-Up Husband in Killed My Wife 2019 [Korean Movie Review]
What will you do if you wake up with bloody hands, a dead wife and no memory of what happened at all? This is exactly what happened to Chae Jung-ho, played by Lee Si-eon in the upcoming film Killed My Wife. He found himself being questioned by the police and named him as his wife’s primary suspect.
At the beginning of the movie, audiences will see a man and a woman entangled in a dark bedroom. The next morning, Chae’s Jung-ho’s character wakes up with no memory of what happened the night before. He hears someone knocking on the door. A police officer named Lt.Choi came to question Chae Jung-ho. With his dead wife on his side and blood all over his hands and clothes, Chae Jung-ho became the primary suspect for the alleged murder.
Chae Jung-ho doesn’t remember anything that happened the night before. This made him clueless whether he is the real culprit or not. Because of this, Chae Jung-ho turns out to be a fugitive while trying to find out the real truth of what really happened. He then searches for his best friend whom he had a late night in a bar. Eager to find out the truth, Chae Jung-ho collects more details and how he got into a fight by defending a pretty bar waitress. As he gets closer to all his answers, Chae Jung-ho also faces another problem, financially.
How Killed My Wife Depicts Real Economic Status in Korean Society
The character of Chae Jung-ho in Killed My Wife is struggling with the financial crisis. He is a gambler and believes that this might be the reason his wife separated him. Losing his white-collar job, Chae Jung-ho never had the courage to tell his wife he was fired. He turned out to be a laborer instead of trying to make ends meet.
In order to provide his and his wife’s needs, Chae Jung-ho finds himself in a bunch of gangsters and gamblers. He borrows money from a gambler named Mrs. Kim to be played by Seo Ji-young. Mrs. Kim threatens to cut off his hand if he doesn’t pay his debts.
The main character in Killed My Wife is played by Lee Si-eon. The 37-year old South Korean actor recently starred in films My Love, My Bride in 2014, Tough As Iron in 2013 and Perfect Game in 2011. His first drama series was in 2009 where he played as Kim Jong-ho in Friend, Our Legend.
Some of Lee Si-eon’s most notable performances as an actor include The Player (2018), Man Who Sets The Table (2017) and W: Two Worlds Apart (2016). In 2015, he played the characters of Shin Chung-Jae in Ho-Gu’s Love and as Psychiatrist Park in Kill Me, Heal Me.
Lee Si-eon was nominated in several award-giving bodies. Some of these include New Actor as SBS Drama Awards (2016) and Male Rookie in Variety Show in MBC Entertainment Awards (2016). In 2017, Lee Si-eon won as Rookie Award in MBC Entertainment Awards for his performance in I Live Alone.
The role of Police Lieutenant Choi Dae-Yeon in Killed My Wife is played by the actor Ahn Nae-sang. He is one of South Korea’s multi-awarded actor. Some of his nominations and awards include Golden Actor Award in 2014, Best Supporting Actor in 2017 and as excellent Actor for his performance in Band of Sisters in 2017 SBS Drama Awards.
One of Ahn Nae-sang’s first-ever film was in 2000 in the movie Masterpiece of Love. Some of his most notable performances in big screen include The Last Princess (2016), The Pirates (2014) and Hoichori (2011). Other films where he starred include Someone Behind You in 2007, Once Upon A Time in a Battlefield in 2003 and The First Amendment of Korea in 2002. Ahn Nae-sang also made a cameo role in Thirsty, Thirsty in 2009.
Another role in the film is Jung Mi-young played by the beautiful actress Wang Ji-Hye. The 34-year old actress recently starred as Jin-Su in Le Grand Chef 2 in 2010 and in The Fox Family in 2006. Some of Wang Ji-Hye’s drama series include The Player (2018), Love is Drop by Drop (2016) and in the Birth of a Beauty in 2014. She also starred as Yoon Song-Hwa in The Suspicious Housekeeper (2013), as Seo Na-Yoon in Protect The Boss (2011) and as Choi Jin-Suk in Friend, Our Legend (2009).
In 2009, Wang Ji-hye appeared in the drama series Friend, Our Legend. She also played the role of Ko Hye-Mi in Perfect Neighbor in 2007. In 2003, she starred in two drama series Beijing My Love and Something About 1 Percent.
Kim Ki-Doo is also part of the film. The 37-year old actor recently starred as Choi Maeng-Ja in New Old Story in 2018. He also played as Kim Sang-Sun in Ownerless Flower Uhwudong in 2015. In 2008, he starred in A Tale of Legendary Libido and in 2000, he starred as a male high school student in Masterpiece of Love.
Some of Kim Ki-Doo’s most notable performances in the small screen include 100 Days My Prince and Mysterious Personal Shopper both aired in 2018. In 2017, he played a cameo role in Go Back Couple. In 2009, Kim Ki-Doo played the role of Cheon-Man in Splendor of Youth.
Lee Sung-Woo also plays as one of the detectives in this film. The 36-year old actor first played as the young king’s bodyguard in A Frozen Flower in 2008. In 2018, he starred as Doo-Sik in Unstoppable. In 2017, he appeared in several films such as Forgotten, The Outlaws and in Fabricated City.
Some of Lee Sung-Woo’s drama series include Ms. Ma, Nemesis in 2018, Partners for Justice in 2018 and Oh My Ghost in 2015.
Lee Sung-Woo is also an award-winning actor. In 2008, he won as New Star Award in SBS Drama Awards. In 2009, he won Male Star Award in Andre Kim Best Star Awards. In 2012, he won as Excellence Actor Award in MBC Drama Awards.
Killed My Wife is written and directed by the very talented Kim Ha-ra. It was screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival for the Asian future section. It is expected to hit the local cinemas on December 11.