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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Janghwa, Hongryeon (original title)
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

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(as Kim Jee-woon)

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(screenplay) (as Kim Jee-woon)
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Sun-kyu
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Su-mi's Doctor
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Mrs. Bae (Su-mi's and Su-yeon's Mother)
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Storyline

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 June 2003 (South Korea)  »

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A Tale of Two Sisters  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$94,923 (Hong Kong) (22 August 2003)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is inspired by a famous Korean folktale, called "Janghwa Heungryeonjeon." See more »

Goofs

In the hospital scenes, there is no scar on the back of Su-mi's hand. See more »

Quotes

Moo-hyeon Bae: Soo-mi, I know you're very angry with me. And I know I'm a bad father.
Bae Soo-mi: You're not even a bad father.
Moo-hyeon Bae: It's cold so let's go inside.
Bae Soo-mi: I will.
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Connections

Version of Dae Jang-hwa Hong-ryeon jeon (1962) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Guilt Complex
2 December 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I watch many movies, but presently my genre number one is Asian horror. I have just bought this DVD and I initially found "Janghwa, Hongryeon" an intriguing but confused film, since I had not understood many parts of the story. But I saw in IMDb Board a message titled "Explanation of a Masterpiece (all your questions answered) Faster load", written by opiemar, and I was really impressed with the high quality of the explanations this user provided to viewers like me that missed points of the story. I would like to congratulate opiemar for his excellent work and suggest him to write a correct summary of this movie in IMDb to help and guide other viewers.

In the end, I agree that "Janghwa, Hongryeon" is a great Korean film, but I do not give ten in my vote because very few people can afford to see the same movie more than once, like this film demands, and without the great support of opiemar, I would not be able to understand the story as a whole. I intend to see this movie again in a near future. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Medo" ("Fear")


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