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Director:
Writer:
Kim Jee-woon (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 June 2003 (South Korea) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Our sorrow was conceived long before our birth See more »
Plot:
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
15 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Guilt Complex See more (225 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kap-su Kim ... Bae Moo-hyeon (Father)

Jung-ah Yum ... Eun-joo (Stepmother)
Su-jeong Lim ... Bae Soo-mi (Janghwa)

Geun-Young Moon ... Bae Soo-yeon (Hongryeon)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seung-bi Lee ... Mi-hee
Park Mi-Hyun ... Mrs, Bae (Su-mi's and Su-yeon's Mother)
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Directed by
Kim Jee-woon 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kim Jee-woon  screenplay

Produced by
Jae-Won Choi .... executive producer
Jeong-wan Oh .... producer
Jung-Wan Oh .... executive producer
Ki-min Oh .... producer (as Oh Gi-Min)
 
Original Music by
Byung-woo Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Mo-gae Lee 
 
Film Editing by
Hyeon-mi Lee 
 
Art Direction by
Geun-hyeon Jo 
 
Costume Design by
Soo-Kyung Ok 
 
Visual Effects by
Wook Kim .... visual effects supervisor
 
Other crew
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Janghwa, Hongryeon" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and disturbing images
Runtime:
Korea:115 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Australia:R (DVD rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Ireland:16 (original rating) | Ireland:18 (re-rating) (2005) | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:U (re-rating) | Malaysia:18SG (uncut version) | Mexico:B15 | New Zealand:R13 | Peru:18 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Kim Jee-woon originally wanted Gianna Jun to play Su-mi.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the hospital scenes, there is no scar on the back of Su-mi's hand.See more »
Quotes:
Mi-hee:There was a girl under the kitchen sink.See more »
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Is this based on a novel?
Who are the ghosts that keep appearing around the house? (I.E. from under the sink, the window, etc.) Also explain their presence in the film.
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39 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Guilt Complex, 2 December 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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