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A Tale Of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (2003)

A Tale Of Two Sisters
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7.3 IMDB rating

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Starring
Kap-su Kim

Kap-su Kim

Bae Moo-hyeon
Jung-ah Yum

Jung-ah Yum

Eun-joo (Stepmother)
Su-jeong Lim

Su-jeong Lim

Bae Soo-mi (Janghwa)
Geun-Young Moon

Geun-Young Moon

Bae Soo-yeon
Seung-bi Lee

Seung-bi Lee

Mi-hee
Park Mi-Hyun

Park Mi-Hyun

Mrs, Bae


Written by
Jee-woon Kim

Jee-woon Kim

screenplay


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3 years, 10 months ago at Mar 8 16:12
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After a spell in a psychiatric hospital, two girls returned to their home where, unfortunately, things slow to get worse, and therefore many may be the cause: a bad psychological situation of girls, the uterus with the hard face, enigmatic father, while not slow to realize that they are the only instances in the house ...
The "A Tale Of Two Sisters" is inspired by Korean legend "Janghwa Ho... read more

Sibling freakishness.

6 years, 3 months ago at Oct 31 13:34
1 vote
This film boomed during the peak of Asian horror dramas in the world. And yes, A Tale of Two Sisters is something. Freakingly good, it was. This proved that Koreans aren't just for romantic comedies. They could also compete with Japan's psychotic films. :)

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3 years, 5 months ago at Aug 31 11:50
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The film risks a typical basic structure of the drama (the initial time to engage with the characters, and then walk the last of the story, as with the audience caring about what they are seeing). But the result was a flop, since all the first time in connection with the characters is undermined by horror without rhythm and just sprinkled in are mostly long shots, trying to build an atmosphere of ... read more
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Description: Something strange is happening when Su-mi and her younger sister Su-yeon come home to their father's large, but dark and somewhat foreboding house after a stay in the hospital. Their dad is taciturn and burdened and their step-mother, Eun-joo greets them with forced enthusiasm and more than a little sense of irritation. But that's not ... (more)
Release date: 13 June 2003
UPC: 807839001433
Horror (26), Korean (18), Thriller (11), Drama (10), Korea (8), 2000s (7), (7), Mystery (7), 2003 (5), Asian (5), Ghost (5), Haunted House (4), Surrealism (4), Suicide (4), Foreign (4), Memory (4), Mental Illness (3), Dysfunctional Family (2), South Korea (2), No-good (1)
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A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (2003)

“All this movie score can be obtained due to its unique visual bill, typical of oriental horror productions, full of imagery and unsettling atmospheres. But the script is leaking everywhere, repeating situations and making the main character suggestion, without resolution, end and, worse, no intelligibility. The inevitable violence of South Korean films and brand director, Kim Jee-woon. Confused mother and stepmother, and sister living or sister dead: no female character that can not impersonate another like pieces of a puzzle unsolvable. The only thing that saves this section is the only male, the father. Here, the film is a good skill points: given the complexity feminine men are more than just.

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“The film risks a typical basic structure of the drama (the initial time to engage with the characters, and then walk the last of the story, as with the audience caring about what they are seeing). But the result was a flop, since all the first time in connection with the characters is undermined by horror without rhythm and just sprinkled in are mostly long shots, trying to build an atmosphere of tension, however end up leading to frustration. though the picture is beautiful, there are small moments of glory and the eruption of information at the end of the film quench doubts, the final feeling isn't as above average.” read more

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