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Kim Myung-min fights corruption in crime movie Proof of Innocence

Kim Myung-min’s (Six Flying Dragons) new crime action film Proof of Innocence (also called Special Investigation: Letter From a Death-Row Inmate) is coming out this week on June 16. In it, he plays former cop-turned-legal broker Choi Pil-jae, and Sung Dong-il (Answer Me 1988) plays his friend and sometimes partner, former prosecutor-turned-lawyer Pan-soo.

The plot goes a little like this: Choi Pil-jae was originally this law-abiding model policeman who was shattered by the betrayal of his closest friend, which resulted in Pil-jae leaving the police force in dishonor. Now, he’s become a cynical crimes legal broker who hires out to the highest bidder without regard for true justice. Essentially, he helps criminals or those accused of crimes get out free or at least with a lighter sentence.

One day, Pil-jae and Pan-soo receive a letter in the mail that asks for their help solving a murder case. Not just any murder, but the horrifying death of the daughter-in-law from a prominent chaebol family. This letter is from death row inmate Kwon Soon-tae, played by Kim Sang-ho (Lucky Romance), who claims that he has been framed. Initially, Pil-jae just wants to take the case because he wants revenge against the head cop on the investigative team, who happens to be his old friend and arch nemesis.

However, as he delves more into the case, he comes to know and sympathize with the struggles of Soon-tae’s daughter (played by Kim Hyang-gi, Queen’s Classroom). So he becomes emotionally invested in discovering the truth behind the murder, and as he uncovers more layers of conspiracy, he finds that everything seems to be related to this one wealthy old lady. Kim Young-ae (Kill me, Heal me) plays the mysterious lady who keeps an elegant facade while hiding her greedy conniving heart.

Critics and reports have been comparing Proof of Innocence to last summer’s Veteran that featured Hwang Jung-min as the little guy going up against the corrupt and wealthy system. In fact, lots of people are skeptical as to how Proof of Innocence is going to distinguish itself from the myriads of successful predecessors like Veteran and Violent Prosecutor that have tackled the same subject matter.

This is where I think Kim Myung-min’s power comes in. No matter how recycled the plot, a story can find new life with a fresh cast that has great chemistry with each other. Knowing method actor Kim Myung-min, we can look forward to a spectacular performance; and with Sung Dong-il and Kim Sang-ho there to provide delightful comedic and dramatic highlights, we can hope to expect an underdog crime-legal film with a slightly different twist.

Proof of Innocence hits theaters June 16.

Via Segye Daily, KH Sports

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Just wondering out loud when this senior actress will play a nice halmoni. She's always evil everytime i see her..

And all my fav ajushis in one movie, yayyy!

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I was wondering the same thing! Have always seen her as the evil queen dowager or mean granny or something.

I saw one of Kim Myung-min's interviews, don't remember if he was talking about this film, but he had a dry sense of humour that's pretty fun.

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Well, that was quick... She'll be in Doctors as Park Shin-hye's granny. Looks like a heartwarming relationship from the teaser. ^^

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Just hearing Kim Myung-min's voice again makes me smile.?

I don't know who the writer is on this-- but with such a fantastic cast, as long as the writing is decent, this should be a winner. The veterans are all top-notch, but I'm also excited to see Kim Hyang-gi again-- she was so good in The Queen's Classroom. She's another one who is growing up beautifully and should have a long career in acting if she wants it.

It looks like the film will have some humor mixed in, and I'm always game to see a heaping serving of just desserts wipe the smile off of some evil phony's face, so I'm really looking forward to this.

Thanks, tineybeanie!

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How old is Kim Hyang Gi? She so cute as button and always play as a high schooler kid. Not that I mind. Be a school girl. As long as she can.

What an awesome cast. See all the bromances in this movie...

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She was born in August of 2000. Loved her in "Queen's Classroom".
http://asianwiki.com/Kim_Hyang-Gi

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He looks much better with a beard. JDJ, come back.

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Anything with Kim Myung-min in it. He deserves the best roles in the world. Love you, KMM!

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Yup he deserves the best roles, but his movies have ranged from middling to terrible. Hope this one is better. One promising thing about it is that t's got a truly spectacular cast - IMO Sung Dong-il and Kim Young-ae are as brilliant as KMM.

Also: I really wanna know how he ends up fully clothed in a bath (4th pic from bottom).

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