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Director:
Writers:
Jung-Il Chang (novel)
Sun-Woo Jang (writer)
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Release Date:
8 January 2000 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
A conscious exploration of fantasy and flesh. The director talks about the novel upon which the film is based... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Sang Hyun Lee ... J
Tae Yeon Kim ... Y
Hyun Joo Choi ... G
Kwon Taek Han ... Y's Brother
Hyuk Poong Kwon ... J's senior
Myung Keum Jung ... Senior's wife
Min Soo Shin ... Young J
Young Sun Cho ... J's father
Mi Kyung Ahn ... Noodle shop owner
Kum Ja Yeom ... Short rib shop owner
Boo Ho Choi ... Motel owner
Hye Won Goh ... Motel owner's wife
Chui Jin Kwak ... Taxi driver
Jin-ho Lee ... Taxi driver
Jae Sup Jun ... Noodle shop customer
Mi Ran Yim ... Noodle shop customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi-da Jeon ... Woori

Directed by
Sun-Woo Jang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jung-Il Chang  novel "Tell Me a Lie" (as Jung Il Jang)
Sun-Woo Jang  writer

Produced by
Jin Han .... associate producer
Jonathan Kim .... co-producer
Jung Soo Kim .... line producer
Moo Ryung Kim .... executive producer
Keon Seop Park .... executive producer
Chul Shin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Pa-lan Dal 
 
Cinematography by
Woo-hyung Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Gok-ji Park 
 
Production Design by
Myeong Kyeong Kim 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keun Shik Cho .... assistant director
Jin Mee In .... assistant director
Woo Jae Kim .... assistant director
Kyung Mook Park .... assistant director
Dong-Whan Shin .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Young Kil Lee .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Yong Gyun Kim .... digital video
 
Other crew
Pascal Benbrik .... assistant coordinator: second unit
Pascal Benbrik .... choreographer dance
 

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Also Known As:
"Gojitmal" - South Korea (original title)
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112 min
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Harsh, provocative, unique, 22 October 2002
Author: Maya7715 from Los Angeles, CA

When I first popped this DVD in, I had no idea what I was in store for. Sure, I read the description on the back and the reviewers quotes and I knew it was unrated, but I had no idea... Lies is a bold film. Whether you despise the places it dares to go or admire it for going there, you cannot argue the fact that it goes to the outer most limit. At times I found myself queasy, sometimes out of how graphic the sex was and other times out of a feeling that I was uncomfortable for the actors for being that naked -- i'm not talking about just their skin -- i mean their vulnerability being in those scenes to begin with. Although I would usually ask what the point of a movie this raw is, in this case I have to say that I'm really glad that I saw it. I don't know what you walk away with from it, but I do know that I'm always psyched to see something different cinematically than what I already know and surprisingly satisfied to discover a film that I didn't know existed. Lies delivered both. I can't really put my finger on what it is about the film and it's not my type (AT ALL) but it's worth it. For some intangible reason, it is worth it and has much merit.

If you're not uptight and can deal with watching thing that you would probably not venture nor wish to do and want to see a filmmaker totally unashamed and unfazed at exploring a genre, then this is a movie that is definitely worth seeing. 7/10.

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