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Didn't police search warrant the entire house at the end?


It makes no sense. Of course they must have, and ended up finding the bunker.

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I doubt they'd try to look behind a big ass shelf that looked to be stuck to the wall, and they had no reason to expect that he was still in the house

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I'm sorry I just don't buy that. Surely the idea of him still being inside must have gone through the police's heads at some point. Likewise to the point of there being a hidden place. If the maid knew most mansions had one of those, then surely the police must also be aware of this concept. I also think it's weird that the previous owners never told the Park family about that room. I mean, apparently it's there some of the core of their electricity comes from too?

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In the news report in the end the reporter traces his last steps to coming down the stairs. They had video footage of him taking that route, but the camera to the garage was cut so they could only assume he escaped through the alley. There's no reason to believe he would go back into the house after killing the owner...?

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You're looking for realism where it doesn't exist. This is a movie where an entire family is able to swiftly and successfully deceive another entire family into employing them under pretenses that are never once questioned or investigated. Bong is a genre man, and this film, like most genre films, requires massive suspension of disbelief.

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I agree 100 percent.

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Not just that. If you want to think about realism, when realtors get a description of a house that basement will be included and they will go and inspect it, trying to make the house seem worth as much as possible.

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The husband from the basement comes out and murders Ki-jung, Kim's daughter. The police would want to know who he was and where he came from. "Where did he live?" Why would his wife not tell them about the basement then? She and Kim's wife were the only ones, at that point, who could do that.

Nobody but Kim knew (at that point) that he'd gone to the basement to hide.

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Didn't police search warrant the entire house at the end?
It makes no sense. Of course they must have, and ended up finding the bunker.

Actually, it does make pretty good sense. The house was built by the architect who previously occupied it. This dates the building at as long ago as 50 years... The architect clearly had serious cold-war paranoia, which would have been at least as strong in South Korea as in the USA. Think about it - memories of the North Korean invasion would have been part of his childhood. Anyway, by the time of the sale, we are told, by the former housekeeper, he was embarrassed about the bunker and did not tell the Parks. So, the bunker was not on the plans of the house at all. The plans, made by the architect himself, would have purposely omitted that detail.
The police had no reason to believe that Mrs. Park, the owner, was somehow unaware of a secret bunker so they would not have been looking for one.
The attacker at the party was believed to be a "homeless man" who wandered in from outside. Nothing pointed to any secret areas in the house.

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