Over My Dead Body (2012)


Over My Dead Body (2012)
Si-che-ga Dol-a-wass-da (original title)

Science researcher Hyeon-cheol demonstrates with co-workers against the company president, who stole an important semiconductor chip and is attempting to flee to the United States. Meanwhile, the company president makes his escape from the protesters in an ambulance. During his escape, the executive cuts a wound in his arm and implants the chip there. While, Hyeon-cheol and co-worker Han Jin-soo head for home, Han Jin-Soo is hit by a speeding car. Hyeon-cheol thinks it isn't an accident. He contacts Han Jin-Soo's daughter Dong-Hwa and they meet at the police station. After visiting her father at the hospital, Dong-Hwa becomes worried about how to pay for her father's hospital bills. On a TV at the hospital, they learn that the company president died from a heart attack. Hyeon-cheol and Dong-Hwa then come up with the idea to steal the body of the company president for ransom. Their plan goes somewhat according to plan, but Hyeon-cheol and Dong-Hwa soon realize that they didn't steal a ...
South Korea
IMDb   6.1 /10
TheMovieDb    6.8 /10
Director Seon-ho Wu
Writer Seon-ho Wu
Release Date2012-03-29
Runtime1h 50min
GenreComedy, Crime
Content RatingPG-13 (PG-13)
Awards1 nomination.
CountrySouth Korea
Baek Hyeon-cheol
Ahn Jin-oh (as Seung-beom Ryu)
Han Dong-hwa
Jang Ha-yeon
Wise governor
Team leader Jo
Han Jin-soo
Detective Larry David

Over My Dead Body (2012 South Korean film)

Over My Dead Body (Korean: 시체가 돌아왔다; RR: Sichega Dolawattda; lit. "Return of the Corpse") is a 2012 South Korean comic heist film, starring Lee Beom-soo, Ryoo Seung-bum and Kim Ok-bin. The plot centers on a biotech researcher, a woman whose father was murdered, and a man attempting to commit insurance fraud whose lives get tied up in the case of a stolen semiconductor chip and a missing corpse. Released on March 29, 2012, the film sold 985,178 tickets in total.


Baek Hyun-chul (Lee Beom-soo) is a biotech scientist researching the cure for skin cancer. Deciding to shut the lab and sell Hyun-chul's work overseas, the head of the pharmaceutical conglomerate, Kim Taek-soo, sends Steve Jung and his gang to force the lab to shut down and take the research. Hyun-chul's colleague Han Jin-soo protests the decision, and is later involved in a hit-and-run accident and falls into a vegetative state.

Taek-soo is also betrayed and murdered by Steve, little knowing the research is on a microchip planted inside his body. Driven by vengeance, Hyun-chul and Jin-soo's pink-haired daughter Dong-hwa (Kim Ok-bin) plot to steal Taek-soo's body to pay for Jin-soo's hospital bills. However the body they escape from the morgue with isn’t Taek-soo's but that of Ahn Jin-oh (Ryoo Seung-bum), a man who faked his death in order to hide from loan sharks. Believing Taek-soo's body has been stolen, Steve and his gang begin a hunt for Hyun-chul and Dong-hwa to recover the precious microchip.


  • Lee Beom-soo - Baek Hyun-chul
  • Ryoo Seung-bum - Ahn Jin-oh
  • Kim Ok-bin - Han Dong-hwa
  • Yoo Da-in - NIS agent Jang Ha-yeon
  • Jung Man-sik - Steve Jung
  • Shin Jung-geun - Team leader Jo
  • Go Chang-seok - Sung-koo
  • Oh Jung-se - Myung-kwan
  • Bae Jeong-nam - Jong-moo
  • Jung In-gi - Han Jin-soo


When director Woo Seon-ho was at his maternal grandfather's funeral, he wondered what would happen if his grandfather's dead body suddenly disappeared. This unusual and dark thought inspired his debut feature film, Over My Dead Body. He had previously won the comedy award at the 4th Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival for My Really Big Mike.

Over My Dead Body has elements of social satire and black comedy as well as character comedy. At the core of the comedy is various unexpected situations as different characters come together. There are also chase scenes shot around Banpo Bridge and the surrounding high-rise apartment blocks.