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Kim Myung-min takes on a new case as Joseon’s greatest detective

Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf) is back as Joseon’s Great Detective, perhaps better known as Detective K, the Sherlock-Holmesy crime-solver who first appeared in 2011’s historical comedy Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow. This year the brilliant-but-bumbling sleuth is returning to the big screen in the sequel Detective K: The Laborer’s Daughter. There are about a million things I love about Kim Myung-min, but his comedic chops are at the top of my list. And if the teasers and stills are any indication, I’m pretty sure that mustachioed face is going to become my new favorite thing.

Kim Myung-min stars as the famous genius (but totally hapless) Detective K, and Oh Dal-soo (Gukje Market) reprises his role as K’s trusty sidekick. He’s described as the sensible Watson to Kim Myung-min’s Sherlock, “the shield to his spear, the thread to his needle.” Ha. I’m sensing that the bromance is strong with these two.

They’ll begin the sequel exiled on an island, and rumors of a dangerous gang circulating forged silver pieces will motivate the detective to orchestrate a big escape plan. He’ll be working two cases simultaneously — the silver, and a missing girl (the titular laborer’s daughter). Along the way, they’ll cross paths with Lee Yeon-hee (Miss Korea), who plays a mysterious femme fatale. When Kim Myung-min meets her in the teaser, his knees turn to jelly, and his sidekick protests at his girl-crazy ways.

It looks like a great mix of action and humor, not that this is a surprise, and the bromance is really what sells the comedy. In the teaser, Oh Dal-soo worries about the plan to infiltrate a heavily armed house filled with guns, and Kim Myung-min assures him that bullets are too costly and they’re filled with blanks. Cut to: the pair of them running for their lives as guns go off left and right.

The second clip below is just a random and funny promo video wishing everyone a happy new year in character, wearing sheep disguises. They convince each other that they’re perfectly cloaked as they hide from the baddies in a pile of sheep (because 2015 is the year of the sheep, of course), and then remind everyone that the movie is coming out during the Lunar New Year holiday.

Detective K: The Laborer’s Daughter opens in theaters in February.

Via TV Report

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The Big question: is the smart, cute doggie will be back, too? Hehe
LOVE the first movie to bits... can't wait for the 2nd one .... maybe in Spring when it's available in SoCal?

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Is Oh Dal Soo that weird side-kick from Arang and the Magistrate??

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No, he is not.

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This looks like so much fun! I cannot wait for it to hit the theaters here in North Texas!

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Bwhahaha at second promo. I can't even. Excited for this!

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Hehe, this looks adorable! and in the picture with the flying contraption, our detective protagonist kind of looks like Mario with his mustache XD

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I was thinking he looks like the Joseon Inspector Clouseau!

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! I was just re-watching the Pink Panther (with Steve Martin) the other day! but the mustaches are a lil different. The personalization of hapless detective/inspector who saves the day in the end seems to fit tho ^_^

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is it based on some book?

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Ooo, exciting! I hope it gets released in theaters around where I live. I can frequently get the gritty action movies, but the comedies and romance films rarely get into theaters around here.

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Kim Myung Min is so winning in this role and even that cheeky mustache. I can't wait to see this and kind of wished this was a drama.

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Looks so fun! I loved the first film and this looks just as good.
Hopefully Lee Yeon Hee is good in this.
First time that I actually see a Korean production have a very accurate looking kimono (yay)and the way it is tied even though it's way too modern for whatever century it takes place in.
(Edo era kimono for women were more subdued, especially merchant class ;
http://www.iz2.or.jp/english/fukusyoku/kosode/)

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Lee Yeon Hee looks gorgeous. Can`t wait for this.

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Cheeky.

Seems like great fun and LYH looks gorgeous.

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looks funny

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I enjoyed the first movie and will definitely be looking forward to this one!

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Oh, I can't wait! I have totally missed this pair! They are so great together!

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my ahjussi is back!
i hope this movie will get released in my country

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This is going to be such an awesome movie to see!! Loved the first one so much..the bromance was real lolol

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Too much cuteness for Kim Myung-min! Sigh! I love this man so much, I'm looking ridiculously annoying for my bias for this amazing actor. And with Lee Yeon-hee? I'm all done! Hope their team pulls it off. :-)

Detective K is definitely the Joseon Johnny English. Love it!

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Kim Myung-min is my forever bias- General Yi aja aja fighting!

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totally love KMM in comedy , wish this was a drama .....

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This movie looks hilarious. But how come Kim Myung-Min has just SO many movies to do this year? Well, I guess it's just three or four, but they are countless to me. I don't want to wait until next year for a drama with KMM. I keep having to re-watch King of Dramas and Beethoven Virus!!
@ fan: I'm glad there's people around who still remember General Yi (from Immortal Yi Soon Shin). That drama is unforgettable (immortal?).

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I love Kim Myung Min, and I loved the first movie!! Looking forward to this! :D

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