Miss Conspirator aka Miss
Director: Park Cheol--kwan
Cheon (Go Hyun-Jung) has a longer list of
personality disorders than my weekly grocery list. She can't talk to strangers,
has regular panic attacks, needs to use a computer character to order food
for delivery, keeps her hands pulled up under her shirt, has never had a
relationship - so when her roommate and sister takes a job in Japan, she
has a near nervous breakdown on the floor of the terminal. A sympathetic
nun comes over to help and sits down to talk with her. She asks Cheong for
a simple favor - I have broken my vows and feel shame - but I want to give
him one last present - but I can't face him. Can you deliver it to him?
Cheon accepts and walks into a hotel room with two dead men and a drug deal
gone very wrong. The nun is actually the shadowy figure called Miss Go. Soon
Cheon has two gangs, some corrupt cops, the prosecutors after her and only
Red Shoes, an undercover cop to help her out. Or maybe kill her. Sounds like
a pretty good premise for a crime film but it is played mainly for humor.
This is way more goofball than gangsters. Some of the comedy works at a mild
level but most of it feels obvious and stale.
Everybody double-crosses everyone here and after coming back from near death
Cheon becomes Miss Go 2. At that point the film gets more interesting. Still,
I think it could have worked better as a straight crime film. There are a
few set-up scenes that would have worked beautifully if they had been brutal
and nihilistic - but they just don't want to go there. A first date movie.
Go Hyun-Jung is fine in her role - all sunk into this withdrawn personality
- she was in Woman on the Beach as the lover but has mainly done TV and Red
Shoes played by Yoo Hae-jin has been in a ton of Korean films often playing
a not too bright gang member.