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Tribeca Review: Possessed

I give it a year. A year until what, you ask? A year until an American movie studio buys the rights to remake Possessed, the newest Korean horror film from writer-director Lee Young-ju. Much like many of the other Asian horror remakes that have been made in this last few years, it will also be insipid and boring, using the exact same elements seen in movies of the type. Only this time it won.t be the studio.s, the writer.s or even the director.s fault: you can only do so much with bad source material. Hee-jin (Sang-mi Nam) is a woman living in Seoul, Korea. After receiving a mysterious call from her sister, So-jin (Shim Eun-kyung), she receives a call from her devout Christian mother that the young girl has disappeared. Despite protests from her mom, Hee-jin enlists the help of police detective Tae-hwan (Seung-yong Ryoo), an
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