Movie: Helpless (English title)
Revised romanization: Hwacha
Director: Byun Young-Joo
Writer: Miyuki Miyabe (novel), Byun Young-Joo
Producer: Shin Hye-Eun, Oh Ki-Min
Cinematographer: Kim Dong-Young
Release Date: March 8, 2012
Runtime: 117 min.
Genre: Mystery / Award Winning
Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Country: South Korea
A woman suddenly disappears. Her fiance then sets out to find her and, in the process, uncovers layers of dark hidden secrets.
One month prior to Moon-Ho (Lee Sun-Kyun) and Sun-Young’s (Kim Min-Hee) wedding, they take a road trip to Andong. Moon-Ho plans to formally introduce his fiance to his parents. Along the way to Andong, they pull over at a highway rest stop. Moon-Ho goes inside, while Sun-Young waits in the car. When Moon-Ho arrives back at his car, he discovers that his fiance has now completely disappeared. Frantic, Moon-Ho looks all over the rest stop and then files a missing person report with the police. Moon-Ho then drives back to Seoul and goes to Sun-Young’s small studio apartment. Inside her apartment, Moon-Ho discovers that her apartment has been completely emptied. Moon-Ho then receives a phone call.