Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Tale Of Two Sisters (South Korean Movie)




Profile:

Movie: A Tale of Two Sisters
Revised romanization: Janghwa, Hongryeon
Hangul: 장화, 홍련
Director: Kim Jee-Woon
Writer: Kim Jee-Woon
Producer: Oh Ki-Min, Oh Jung-Wan
Cinematographer: Lee Mo-Gae
Release Date: June 13, 2003
Runtime: 115min.
Genre: Horror / Sisters
Distributor: Cheongeoram
Production Budget: US$ 3.7M
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea

Plot

Soo-Mi (Lim Soo-Jung) and Su-Yeon (Moon Geun-Young) return home after an extended illness and hospital stay. Things have not been the same since their mother passed away. Their return is welcomed by their stepmother Eun-Joo (Yum Jung-Ah). It’s evident that Soo-Mi, the older and stronger of the two, isn’t afraid to speak her mind when it comes to their family troubles. Su-Yeon is more timid and wary of their stepmother and looks to Soo-Mi for help. Continually picked on and harassed by their stepmother, the two have no choice but to endure the relationship for their father’s sake. Soo-Mi promises Su-Yeon that she will never let their stepmother beat them again. Unexplainable things start to occur at the house. Something has changed, no one knows what it is, but the sisters can feel it.

Mini Review:

Time for a movie review. This is the first Korean drama I have watched and it took me like five years to watch another Korean drama after this one cause it's so freaking scary, well for me..
It's a tale of two sisters who are pretty close to each other. Their father marries a woman and the older sister is pretty rude with her. And the woman promises her that she will regret treating her that way. In the end we realize that the revenge meant by the woman is she letting the rude girl's sister dies even though she can help her. The older sister then gets crazy and imagining things which lead to scary visuals. Hidden beneath the story is one lil thing called "karma"..

As a movie that deals with horror and issues, I think the movie did a great job at portraying the human minds.

It's such a great movie but is pretty horrifying for me.

Acting: 10/10
Story: 11/10

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