The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (2021)

The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (2021)

Special: The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea
Native Title: 레인코트 킬러: 유영철을 추격하다
Also Known As: Leinkoteu Killeo: Yuyeongcheoleul Chugyeoghada , Reinkoteu Killeo: Yu Yeong Cheoleul Chugyeoghada , Raincoat Killer: Chase Yu Young Chul
Genres: Mystery, Documentary
Country: South Korea
Episodes: 3
Aired: Oct 22, 2021
Aired On: Friday
Original Network: Netflix
Duration: 50 min.



For Netflix’s Raincoat Killer, Beachhouse Production Pictures, a Singaporean production company, collaborated with Korean staff, including American documentary director and producer Rob Sixsmith, Korean-Canadian director John Choi, and producers Kang Yoo-jung, Park Geun-hyung, and Jessica Lee, along with Yoo Young-cheol serially. It is a crime documentary series that follows a murder case.

The production team introduced as “a documentary that focuses on the ‘people’ hidden by the brutality of the incident through an approach in which the diverse upbringing of those closest to the incident and the first-person perspective of the person involved coexist.”

traced the serial murder case of Yoo Young-cheol, which had a great impact on Korean society, through interviews with frontline detectives, profiler Kwon Yong-il, Kyonggi University professor Lee Su-jeong, and other experts, and the victims’ families.

Yoo Young-cheol’s method of replaying the incident from a first-person perspective in the extensive interview with related parties is also noteworthy. “Even if you look at the history, whenever the times are turbulent, riots and bandits come out”, “The fish IQ is 0.7, but what is the IQ of the anglers who miss those fish?” They seem to rationalize their crimes and ridicule public authorities. Yoo Yeong-cheol’s narration is eerie.

“The story of the birth of profiling techniques, police investigation techniques, sociology, class issues, and Seoul, which was a very interesting city at the beginning of the millennium,” which the production team revealed in the planning intentions, was also heavily included as the background for the ‘Don’t Ask Murder Case’.

As a result, there is a reaction that they do not know what the producer’s message is.

In the real-time chat room on the portal site, negative evaluations such as “Is it a heroic story between Yoo Young-cheol and the incompetent police?”, “I don’t know what the plan is about because several people are talking to each other”, “It seems like a serial murder case is organized like an overseas talk show” is predominantly There are a lot of viewers who said that they gave up watching after watching episodes 1 and 2 of the trilogy. , which climbed to 4th place in Netflix Korea’s TOP 10 since its release on the 22nd, has now dropped to 6th place.


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