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Byeong-ki Ahn
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Release Date:
29 July 2000 (South Korea) See more »
Everyone is going to die
Seven friends will die one by one for protecting a terrible secret. Can a vengeful spirit be stopped? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Friendship, Betrayal, Guilty Complex and Revenge See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order)
Gyu-ri Kim ... Hye-jin

Ji-won Ha ... Eun-ju
Jeong-yun Choi ... Seon-ae

Ji-tae Yu ... Hyun-jun

Joon-sang Yoo ... Jeong-ok
Jun Jeong ... Se-hun
Hye-yeong Jo ... Mi-ryeong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Su-jin Jang

Directed by
Byeong-ki Ahn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Byeong-ki Ahn 
Brian O'Hara  script adaptation

Produced by
Hyeong-wook Goh .... producer
Seung Bum Kim .... executive producer
Stanley Kim .... producer
Min-ho Lee .... producer
Seong-jim Mun .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tae-beom Lee 
Cinematography by
Seok-hyeon Lee 
Film Editing by
Yong-soo Kim 
Production Design by
Seong-weon Jo 
Sound Department
Young-kon Kim .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Seongho Jang .... visual effects supervisor: Mofac Studio

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Also Known As:
"Gawi" - South Korea (original title)
"Gawi: The Nightmare" - Philippines (English title)
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97 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Friendship, Betrayal, Guilty Complex and Revenge, 4 August 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When Sun-ae (Jeong-yun Choi) returns from the United States of America to Seul after two years of absence, her friend Hye-jin (Gyu-ri Kim) welcomes her at home. Sun-ae is disturbed and tells Hye-jin that the ghost of their deceased friend Kyung-ah (Ji-won Ha) is haunting and chasing her. Hye-jin recalls when she introduced her new friend Eun-ju to their former close college friends: She-hoon (Jun Jeong), who used to tape every moments with his camera; Hyun-joon (Ji-tae Yu), who was a promising baseball player before damaging his knee; Jung-wook (Jun-Sang Yu), who has become a prominent lawyer; and Jung Mi-ryoung (Hye-yeong Jo), who works in advertisement on television. The jealous and envious Sun-ae revealed a secret from the past of Eun-ju causing a tragedy in the group. When She-hoon, Hyun-joon and Mi-young are killed, Hye-jin finds a videotape hiding a dark covenant of her friends about the death of Kyung-ah.

This ambiguous horror movie is another great example of the high-quality of South-Korea (and Asia in general) in this genre. Director Byeong-ki Ahn uses a remarkable cinematography and angles of camera to disclose a plot where the viewer is never sure whether a revengeful fiend or an insane character is killing Hye-jin's friend, and if Sun-ae has guilty complex or is really being chased by the ghost of Kyung-ah until the very last scene. The cast has great performances, the actresses are extremely gorgeous and Ji-won Ha is one of the most beautiful actresses I have ever seen. My vote is seven.

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