What would you do if your fiancée suddenly disappears without a trace?
Jang Moon Ho (Lee Sun Gyun) is traveling with his fiancée, Kang Sun Young (Kim Min Hee), to Andong to officially introduce her to his parents. When they stop at a rest stop to grab some coffee, Sun Young suddenly disappears without a trace.
Moon Ho desperately looks for her without any luck and then races back to her apartment in Seoul, only to find that it’s been cleaned out. Other pieces of information Moon Ho gathers about the woman he thought he knew and loved don’t add up: she was turned down for a bank account because of a past history of bankruptcy, her employment history was fabricated, and her face doesn’t match up with the name in school records.
With no other options, Moon Ho asks his cousin, Kim Jong Gun (Jo Sung Ha), a former police detective who was fired for taking bribes, to help find his fiancée since the missing-person report yielded nothing. When they find a trail of murder, insurance fraud and stolen identities, can they find the missing woman before she strikes again?
“Helpless,” a 2012 South Korean film written and directed by Byun Young Joo, was No. 1 at the box office for the two weeks after its release. It is based on the bestselling 1992 novel Kasha by Miyabe Miyuki. The English translation of the book was released in 1999 under the title All She Was Worth.