The Scarlet Letter

Synopsis: A detective, his 3 girls & a murder case. Complex emotional relationships and human nature's darker sides are explored in this captivating suspense drama about a cop whose lust for love threatens to get in the way of his professional life.
115 min

Production Funding Kim Woo-Taek

Funding management Jung Tae-Sung

Produce Lee Seung-Jae

When the woman saw that

the fruit of tree was good for food

and pleasing to the eye and also

desirable for gaining wisdom,

she took some and ate it,

she has offered her husband...

with some fruit and

he ate it as well

Temptations are fun.

You have no idea

what fun they can be.

They always begin like games.

Why avoid them?

The Scarlet Letter

HAN Suk-gyu

LEE Eun-joo

SUNG Hyun-ah

UHM Ji-won

Written and Directed by

Daniel H. BYUN


Shut up for 8 seconds.

You know what Pace means?

Peace! Huh?

God, give us peace!

Dead with a smashed head?

That's no peaceful way to die.

Are you in peace?

Wow, On this great day huh?

Think I'm in peace on my way

to see a smashed head?

By the same token,

whoever smashed his head

wouldn't be in peace either.


- HAN Studio...

- Captain.

Found any clues?

- Good morning Captain.

- Hey.

- Captain

- Huh?

- Its this way

- Okay

It's only been a few hours.

The body is still stiff.

A murder weapon?

Something hard like a brick.

- Did you look for it?

- It's gone.

- You sure?

- Sir?

- When I got...

- Take a note.


"A murder weapon rarely

leaves the crime scene. "

I will find some uniforms

to search the area.

Tell them to pay extra attention

to trashcans and manholes.

AHN, who found the body?

His wife.

Should I sit there?

Did you kill your husband?

Taking the fifth won't

do you any good.

When I got back,

I found him on the floor.

- Where did you go?

- The market.

What did you buy?

Didn't you go to the market...

to buy things?

- Some bean sprouts.

- For how much?

- 2 dollars.

- You have a lover, don't you?

Were you cheating on him?


You have a criminal record.

March 1999, at the mall...

I tried on a pair of shoes

and I forgot to pay.

I was gonna pay.

But they didn't trust me.

A cup of coffee?


That's enough.

Come sit.

I'm out of aftershave.

- Already?

- Yeah

You use it for body oil, or what?

Damn, the deposit rate has

dropped again.

- Here.

- Thanks

The doctor's appointment is

at 2 today, right?

- It's tomorrow.

- Huh?

Wait. Come here.

Hold still.

Let me listen to my son.


He was our patron.

A fine gentlemen.

Any domestic problems?

Did they have issues?

They seemed fine.

He was loaded...

and wasn't a womanizer.

They didn't have a child.

Then again...

A little bird told me

he wasn't shooting blanks.

What do you mean?

She got so many abortions

behind his back.

That's what I heard.


She's so clumsy!

Get these gentlemen

some snacks.

She bought bean sprouts

around 4 yesterday.

- Do you remember?

- Think hard.

- I can't

- She bought them from you.

- Can't you remember?

- I don't remember anything.

- Leave me alone.

- AHN!

- AHN, that's enough.

- Go away!


Recoil spring.

Magazine, End, slide... Check!


What's the point?

We hardly use it.


you know what lured me

into the police academy?

This! Huh?

Sig Sauer P-226.

This was what.

They sell these at the marts

in America though.

- Checked the insurance?

- Yes.

He bought a policy recently.

- Life policy?

- Yes, for half a million.

- The beneficiary is his wife?

- Bingo!

This is almost too easy.

It's so obvious.

Take a note.

'They never smash heads

like that just for money. '

These days...

they cut fingers off

for a few hundred bucks.

- Aren't you writing it down?

- Sure

What about the wife?

She helped her husband

with the studio.

She must be seeing someone.

Check into it.

Put one of our men on her.

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