Marionette is a Korean semi-adult movie that was released in 2017. This movie is about a high school student who is framed by her boyfriend and his friends.
Even worse, that inappropriate thing was also recorded and kept to threaten her so that she had to do what her boyfriend said. As she follows him, the situation is getting worse day by day.
These are the situations when you are blindly following and doing the things that the blackmailer is telling you to do. Hoping that if you do what you are told and be quiet about it, then the blackmailer won’t do the things that he has leverage over you.
And it all goes according to that blackmailer’s plan if you are quiet about it. And this is what Marionette, as a movie, tries to convey.
So let’s do a Marionette Ending Explained and Breakdown everything there is to know about this movie.
Here is Marionette’s Korean Movie Ending Explained:
Marionette Korean Movie Explained
Marionette starts with a schoolgirl named Mina. She is a very cheerful girl who just started her first relationship with one of the most handsome boys in her school. A couple of weeks pass, and they are about to have their first date by going to karaoke.
There, Mina is very happy to spend her time together with her new boyfriend. They also drink some soju until Meena is far gone. Her boyfriend suddenly gives her a special drink that can get rid of the hangover, but it suddenly makes her fall asleep.
When she wakes up, her hands have been tied up. She looks around and sees that her boyfriend is holding a camera, recording her with his smile. Not only that, many boys also come there with their faces covered. Turns out that they are his friends, and they start to enjoy Nina.
After that accident, she cries badly and regrets having a relationship. She also gets a message from her boyfriend that she must not tell anyone, or her video will be spread. Then, whenever she accidentally meets her boyfriend, he calls his friends and does the same thing.
For unknown reasons, the video has leaked with Marionette as the title. It goes viral; everyone now has been watching the video, including the police and her mom. Her mum cries loudly and cannot do anything except ask the police to catch the culprits.
Concisely, her boyfriend and his friends are caught and imprisoned, but everything is too late for Mina. Then, her mom decides that Mina will move to Seoul for good and start her new life with a new identity named Rin.
Starting New Life As Rin
Some years later, Rin lives calm and happy. She is also able to try having a relationship, and it goes well as they are engaged. Now, She works as a teacher in a high school. One day, when she was working overtime, she was drinking the drink that was on her table, and suddenly, she fell asleep.
In the morning, she is woken up by one of her boy students named Jin. There is nothing suspicious until she finds out that her wrists get bruises like they are tied.
No longer after that, she gets a mysterious message containing some photos of her with some guys who enjoy her. Because of that, she cannot hold her cry, which reminds her of her past. But she tries to forget this accident and tries to live normally.
One day, she has dinner with her fiancee’s family. She enjoys this moment as much as she loves her fiance, but her mood suddenly changes when someone terrorizes her uncovered photo again.
He calls his name as Master. The master threatens her as she must follow his order, or the photo will be spread. He orders her to take another photo of her chest, and she follows him by taking it on the toilet for good.
When she is teaching, the Master sends her a message again. He sends her a countdown for sending her photos to her students. The students also get the message from the Master. She screams there as the countdown is about to finish.
Everyone receives the photos from the Master, but the students are looking at a student girl named Se-Jung, who is actually Jin’s girlfriend. It turns out that it is a photo of a shirtless Se-Jung.
Rin feels very bad for Se-Jung. She calls the detective who handled her case, previously named Cheol, but he is retired.
Going After Jin
Rin tries to talk with Se-Jung to make her calm. After some chat, Se-Jung finally tells her that she is having fun with Jin, and he takes her picture for his own collection.
A few weeks ago she found some galleries of this kind of picture from another girl in Jin’s laptop. She deleted all of the galleries, and that made Jin angry.
Rin tries to spy on Jin as he goes to a suspicious place. When she peeks at the room to see what’s inside, Jin also sees Rin and chases her, followed by his men. She almost gets caught, but it turns out that Detective Cheol is there and helps her to hide.
Detective Cheol can also kidnap one of Jim’s men and interrogate him. But his information doesn’t help them a lot. Detective Cheol doesn’t know what he has to do. He asks Rin about what he must do to help her. Rin is also confused, but it is not too long until she looks at her phone and suddenly faints.
Detective Cheol gets panicked about what happened to her. It turns out that Rin’s photo has been uploaded onto the Internet, and everyone now sees that.
Se-Jung Was The Master Mind
The next day, when Rin is taking a bath. She is thinking about ending her life. But at the right moment, the master is smart enough and sends her a message about not ending her life or something will happen to Se-Jung. He also asks Ryan to go somewhere that has been decided by him.
Rin immediately goes there alone; she also leads Detective Cheol to know by calling him. There, she gets orders to drink an unknown drink in a bottle, and that makes her fall asleep. Everything happens like before again. She is tied, and some people with covered faces appear.
Rin suddenly tells them that she already knows that one of them is Gin. She also asks him to release Se-Jung, but she is wrong. It turns out that Sir Jung is one of and she is also a leader there.
It appears that she made up the story previously to trap her. She is the one who ordered Gin and also recorded Gin to make these kinds of videos. Se-Jung also says that she only does it for money from Master.
Recording these kinds of videos is very profitable and can be sold easily. The Master is none of them. No longer after that, Detective Cheol arrives. But he gets beaten by them and tied. They are now making fun of the detective by laughing at him so much.
But it appears the other police have already arrived to catch them all. They are all running away from the police. But it turns out everyone gets caught. Then the police tried to track their message to get the location of the Master.
Marionette Ending Explained
At the end of the movie, the police, Detective Cheol and Rin, go to the location of the Master and are in a casual house. There, Rinn finds out that there is a little boy crying loudly. The police are searching the house to get the evidence.
Suddenly, this little boy admits that he is the Master. It turns out that the real Master was his father, but his father was arrested because of another criminal case last month.
Then, this little boy finds what his father did from his phone, learns it, and even continues to be a Master on his own.
Since the culprit is a 13-year-old boy, Rin has no more ambition to punish him, and he only gets rehabilitation because of his age. What do you think about this? Was it the right decision? Do those cases also happen in your environment?
As for why Mina was the victim in both the cases is because these kinds of blackmailers choose the person who can be easily controlled, and sadly, Mina was one of them.