A young judge is known for making tough and uncompromising decisions. But, his carefully ordered life is thrown into chaos after his wife is brutally murdered. Apparently, a former criminal, called "The Chaser," has a grudge against him for a past ruling. It soon becomes apparent that the case is far from closed, as a reporter contacts Suk Hyun, informing him that his life appears to be following the exact same path of another judge, some 30 years ago a prediction which means that Su Young will shortly escape from jail to murder him and his daughter. With the help of prosecutor Gang Sung, the judge desperately tries to stop this from happening whilst uncovering the dark truth behind the death of his unfortunate predecessor.
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The story in this film is great. The concept of "Parallel Lives" is very interesting and adds to the mystery and suspense. Much of the film focuses on investigation, with occasional fights, tense chases against the clock, and suspenseful games of hide-and-seek. The film ultimately leads to an excellent ending; an ending packed with many unexpected twists and turns- right when you think it's over, you're hit with another vicious surprise. The acting in this film is great from the entire cast, the music is also excellent. The editing was a very minor issue for me, as it occasionally used some unnecessary flashing transitions; it isn't uncontrollably bad, but it may be slightly annoying or uncomfortable for those with sensitive eyes.
Overall, Parallel Life is a superb mystery-thriller, from its acting to its music, from its immensely interesting story to its breathtaking finale. As of 3/16/13, this film is available on Netflix Streaming, a purchase is highly recommended for fans of the genre, a rental otherwise.
Parallel Life has strong violence and blood, some sex (no nudity).
am giving this a wide "miss." I quit when the hero attacked a chick reporter for asking about his murdered wife---utterly absurd, even allowing for cultural differences.