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Sorum (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  4 August 2001 (South Korea)
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A 30 year old mystery resurfaces and takes over the lives of the people living in an eerie apartment complex.

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Yong-hyun moves into a creepy apartment which seems somehow familiar to him. His apartment was formerly occupied by a writer who burned to death in his room, but that doesn't seem to bother the detached young taxi driver. Across the hall from him is Jin-young who endures daily beatings from her husband. Her husband knows of a brutal murder that occurred about 30 years ago within the walls of this building and mysteriously touches on all their lives. Strange secrets begin to reveal themselves sending the characters down a path of terror... Written by Thomas Giammarco <giammarcoken@hanmail.net>

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An overlooked masterpiece
14 October 2004 | by (Bethesda, MD, USA) – See all my reviews

Based on the mixed reviews that I found on the web, I wasn't expecting too much from Sorum, but I was very pleasantly surprised-although 'pleasant' isn't exactly the right word for this movie. I've included it in my unofficial list of overlooked masterpieces, including "The Third Page" by Zeki Demirkubuz, "Last Images of the Shipwreck" by Eliseo Subiela, and "Straight Through the Heart" by Doris Dörrie.

Sorum is not for everyone. The emphasis is on character development rather than shocks or special effects. The characters are not particularly likable, although I related to all of them in one way or another. The pacing is deliberate-until the end, when the various subplots snap into place to form the big picture.

Like the unfortunate author in the movie who is writing a novel about the events occurring around him, I found the ending very satisfying. You have to pay attention, though, particularly during a scene when the main character is having a haircut in a barbershop. (Unfortunately, this is when the white subtitles appear over a light background, which makes them hard to read.) When the movie ended, I was confused, but as I thought about it, the ending became clear and I started laughing, just the author before he got punched.


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