Although the Korean detective film “tears of blood”, which was born in 2005, is not as famous as “memories of murder”, it has won the best film award of the 42nd Korean Baixiang art awards and the best technology award of the Qinglong film award. The film is full of ups and downs, sharp lines, and big scale thieves. It naked exposes the disappearance of human nature behind the serial murders in the feudal era!
In 1808, a beautiful woman fled fearlessly at the beginning and finally fell into the water. Who was she? Why on earth is such a fate? Great suspense arose. In the small village of “Donghua island” in North Korea, where she lives, people make a living by making paper, but they unknowingly fall into a bloodbath.
As the witch prayed, her instantaneous “ghost upper body” changed, and she changed her voice into a dead Kang Messenger, viciously cursed “your blood will soak this land, and your flesh and blood will be crushed”, causing panic among the people.
Then, no one in the ship loaded with tribute paper suddenly caught fire and instantly turned into ashes; The court was furious.
Li yuankui, the most famous investigator in the court, was transferred to investigate the case. Unexpectedly, on the first day of his arrival, a resident was slaughtered. He died in a tragic manner, with a long rod through his chest and a river of blood!
The next day, another person on the island was killed and directly thrown into the pot for cooking! Murders happen frequently, and something strange happens. How can investigators ignore them? He found the identities of two dead people, who turned out to be one of five informants seven years ago. The case is also inextricably linked to the killing of the emissary xirikang’s family!
It turned out that the five informants jointly falsely accused Ambassador Kang, saying that he was a Catholic. In that feudal era, foreign religions were evil, resulting in the killing of five members of the Kang family one by one. The daughter was steamed to death, the wife suffocated, the old mother was shot to death by an arrow, and the messenger Kang was dismembered! Today’s murderers also revenge in this way!
In order to catch the murderer, the hero made an open and secret investigation, set a trap, and caught the third informant of Liuhai town’s guest role from the clues, but the latter only admitted that he had drugged and didn’t kill! He also said without shame, “how can you crack the crimes committed by ghosts and gods?”
The third informant was placed in the prison in the forest, guarded by soldiers outside. He wanted to catch turtles in the urn, but unexpectedly, the informant was curious about killing the cat. He looked out of the window, his head was directly covered, his face was covered with wet paper, and hung up again!
The fourth informant was easy to find. As a result, when he was tied to the prosecutor, a mysterious sharp arrow suddenly struck and killed another one.
Killing in full view of the public, the murderer ran away on horseback wearing a mask. The prosecutor and his subordinates immediately chased after him. Unexpectedly, the other party had a musket, which knocked the hero upside down and seriously injured him
When the hero’s injury is better, the murderer is locked in several suspects. The painter Dou Hao used to be a subordinate of Kang messenger. His suspicion is the greatest, but he escaped and disappeared!
As the new boss of the paper mill, Jin Renquan, played by park Yongyu, blocked the hero from handling the case in many ways. This person actually said that in this chaotic world, it is obviously selfish to take good care of the wealth on this island rather than taking care of dirty yourself!
Director Jin doesn’t think the rich should give to the poor. If they give to the poor, they will ask for more next year. He believes that the poor will only bully the weak and fear the hard. If you can’t finish the tribute, you can only be severely punished by the imperial court if you find a factory director!
Li yuankui once talked with director Jin about a difficult problem given to him by his father. A piece of land of 60 mu is divided into five equally. Every three mu can produce 30 storehouses of barley. Nine farmers give 80% of the harvest to the landlord. If there is a drought, the harvest will be reduced to the original 30%. How much does the landlord collect? In those days, the hero was punished for this problem!
If the answer is 34 with the idea of solving mathematical problems, the actual answer should be zero. The prosecutor’s father of the hero once taught his son to be kind to the poor, but he didn’t expect that he was the bureaucrat who made the wrong case and killed the Kang family. After all, Kang emissary’s backer was destroyed, and senior officials killed his family for fear of implicating the island.
Kang emissary was always benevolent, and everyone knew that he was not a Catholic. On the contrary, at the critical moment, the poor people on the island owed him debts, and they didn’t dare or didn’t want to come out to testify for him. Therefore, Kang emissary issued a poison curse before he died, and he would attack everyone with a rain of blood, “your blood will be soaked, and the flesh and blood of this land will be crushed!”
Then, the painter attacked the director of Jin factory with a knife. When the two fought together, the hero inferred that the real murderer behind the scenes should be thoughtful, powerful, and able to enter and leave the paper mill at will. He was not the painter at all, but the director of Jin factory!
Why did the painter betray his master? Once he rescued the drowning eldest lady, but he took off his clothes and hugged her. He was directly beaten by his master, and henceforth he held a grudge. Factory director Jin loved the eldest lady deeply. He had saved his girlfriend privately before, but she was still besieged and shot by secret agents. Factory director Jin was helpless and determined to vent his anger and unite with the witch to take revenge.
In the climax, the prosecutor’s hero confronted director Jin. He shelled that “Kang’s ghost is just an illusion created by the desire for revenge. Don’t confuse the ghost with the desire for revenge of one’s own selfish desires”. At the critical moment, he shot the murderer and saved the painter.
Unexpectedly, the people outside the house besieged and attacked. They were desperate and hacked the last informer to death. They foolishly thought that this would make Kang messenger leave! At this time, it rained heavily, pouring down, and in the eyes of the hero, the rain was as red as tears and blood, terrifying!
Although Li yuankui, played by Che Shengyuan, is wise and insightful, he has made many mistakes, which can not stop all kinds of murders, and has not been shaped into a hero of Gao Daquan. On the way to seeking the truth, he felt guilty for his father’s handling of the wrong case and was deeply saddened by the ignorance of the people. His performance is implicit, thorough and amazing!
Tears of blood reflects heavily on the feudal autocratic system and the disappearance of human nature. In the film, officials and traders can indiscriminately kill innocent people for selfish desires. The people are timid, stupid and crazy, so they kill people instead of saving people. It outlines a picture of Korean unrest under the Qing Dynasty in the early 19th century, which is so shocking!
Reincarnation, revenge, killing, death and injury, unrest, how dark is the cruel reality of “tears of blood”? Unexpectedly, there was a masterstroke at the end. The injured investigator witnessed too much desolation in the world. He lost the red cloth of “love letter” evidence. Some people around him were tossed by the waves and vomited, while the hero held the boat and continued to move forward
Even if the ocean of terror is so bumpy, a boat is still sailing against the wind. Law enforcers adhering to justice are also moving forward bravely in isolation! Personally, I think “tears of blood”, an underestimated Korean classic, should also be strongly recommended!
Kim Dae sung directed “tears of blood” is an underestimated Korean classic. Unfortunately, his later “harem: concubine of the emperor” only has a fragrant large scale, and the story is getting thinner and thinner. Therefore, this article is written to commemorate the film!