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Director:
Writer:
Jee-woon Kim (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:
You MUST see this!!! See more (233 total) »

Cast

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

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

Geun-young Moon ... Soo-yeon Bae (Hongryeon)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woo Ki-Hong ... Sun-kyu
Dae-yeon Lee ... Su-mi's Doctor
Seung-bi Lee ... Mi-hee
Park Mi-Hyun ... Mrs. Bae (Su-mi's and Su-yeon's Mother)

Directed by
Jee-woon Kim  (as Kim Jee-woon)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jee-woon Kim  screenplay (as Kim Jee-woon)

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 | Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/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 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R13 | Peru:18 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R

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Trivia:
On August 24, 10th anniversary of the movie was held at the cinematheque KOFA in South Korea.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the hospital scenes, there is no scar on the back of Su-mi's hand.See more »
Quotes:
Eun-ju:There's something strange in this house.See more »
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FAQ

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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81 out of 104 people found the following review useful.
You MUST see this!!!, 5 December 2005
Author: André (afdiazr) from Mexico City

I love horror films, but I think they work way better when they hide a dramatic impact behind (The Devil's Backbone, The Exorcist, for example). This is that kind of film, and it's not only eerie and terrifying when it has to be, it is also really beautiful. A Tale of Two Sisters starts really slow, so if you're in a hurry to see ghosts in the first 20 minutes you will be disappointed. Actually this is not a ghost story –though there are some. It's something more complex, and it's done in such a way that it beats Ringu and The Grudge out of the ring no sweat. A Tale… is a way more clever film than those huge cultural hits, because it really cares for its characters, and the direction is flawless. Every detail in this film will leave you breathless if you're the kind of person who loves to pay attention to details while watching a movie. The acting is superb, specially from the stepmother and the main girl. Those two are worth the price of the ticket alone. Do yourself a favor and watch this awesome film.

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