A wintry walk toward truth and justice in Solomon’s Perjury
Another poster and teaser are out for JTBC’s upcoming mystery thriller Solomon’s Perjury, which is directed by Kang Il-soo (Jeon Woo-chi), written by Kim Ho-soo, and based on the bestselling novel by Japanese author Miyabe Miyuki.
The poster skillfully sets the bleak tone of the drama. On a snowy Christmas morning, high school student Lee So-woo (Seo Young-joo, Golden Rainbow) falls to his death and fellow classmate Bae Joon-young (Seo Ji-hoon, Legendary Shuttle) discovers his body buried in the snow. The unexpected death sends shock waves throughout the school, but when the students ask why he died, school officials don’t provide any answers. This spurs the students to take it upon themselves to uncover the truth about their classmate’s mysterious death and leading the endeavor is model student Go Seo-yeon (Kim Hyun-soo, Joseon Gunman). She receives an anonymous letter about So-woo’s death, and it becomes clear that there’s far more to the tragic case than the adults are letting on.
The teaser opens with So-woo’s chilling death, the inciting incident. His body is found underneath the snow, and sound bites reveal various students’ sentiments: “It wasn’t a suicide. I saw it.” “There is a criminal among us.” Seo-yeon wonders why she was the recipient of the anonymous letter, and her father instructs her not to do anything. The school’s legal counsel Han Kyung-moon (Jo Jae-hyun, Master-God of Noodle) wants to keep everything under wraps and calmly advises, “Prepare the countermeasure manual.” Seo-yeon says that the trial isn’t something the students are doing for fun. “We [the students] can do it, too. Why he died? We can unveil that ourselves,” she asserts. Flashes of other students affected by the ordeal are shown: Han Ji-hoon (Jang Dong-yoon), Lee Joo-ri (Shin Sae-hwi, Sweet Stranger and Me), Park Cho-rong (Seo Shin-ae, W – Two Worlds), and Choi Woo-hyuk (Baek Cheol-min, Kill Me, Heal Me).
That one line from Jo Jae-hyun sent a shiver down my spine, so I imagine any more than that and I’ll be properly shaking with either rage or fear. With the fresh-faced cast, compelling premise, and dark subject matter, this is one drama I’ll definitely be tuning in to.
Solomon’s Perjury will premiere on December 9 on Fridays and Saturdays after the end of This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair.
Via Ten Asia
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