Tabloid Truth (Hangul: 찌라시: 위험한 소문; RR: Jjirasi: Wiheomhan Somun; lit. "Leaflet: Dangerous Rumors") is a 2014 South Korean thriller film directed by Kim Kwang-sik, and starring Kim Kang-woo, Jung Jin-young, Ko Chang-seok and Park Sung-woong.
In a story about a talent manager seeking the truth behind an actress's apparent suicide, who discovers the enigmatic individuals responsible for sourcing, trading, and distributing malicious rumors, factual or imagined, the film addresses the sensationalistic and poisonous tabloid culture of South Korea, where rumor-mongering drives lucrative web traffic while also wreaking unaccountable havoc on its victims' lives.
A scandalous rumor about Mi-jin (Go Won-hee), an up-and-coming actress, is included as a gossip item in a stock market tipsheet (jjirasi) and propagated by the tabloids, causing her to kill herself in an apparent suicide. Woo-gon (Kim Kang-woo), Mi-jin's devoted longtime manager who dedicated everything to building her career, initiates a vengeful investigation to expose the sources of the rumor. With unexpected assistance from tabloid distributor Mr. Park (Jung Jin-young) and legendary wiretapper Baek Moon (Ko Chang-seok), Woo unravels the opaque and lucrative world of secret tips and salacious rumors.