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Into the Mirror (2003)
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An ex-cop now working as a security guard in a shopping mall tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors

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Woo Yeong-min
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Heo Hyeon-su
Hye-na Kim ...
Lee Ji-hyeon / Lee Jeong-hyeon
Ju-bong Gi ...
Jeong Il-seong
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Yeong-jin Lee ...
Choi Mi-jeong (as Young-jin Lee)
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After the accidental death of his partner Young-ho in a hostage situation, the former detective of the Seoul Special Operations Force Woo Young-min feels responsible for the tragedy and quit the police force joining the private security company SecuZone. His uncle and owner of the department store Dreampia, Jeon-il Sung, hires Woo to be the chief of the security of Dreampia, which was rebuilt after a fire where many employees died and is near the reopening in spite of the protest of the families of the victims that claim their indemnity. When an employee dies after hours in the store, Woo leads an internal investigation, while detective Ha Hyun-Su that blames Woo for the death of his friend Young-ho, and his assistant Park, come to the store to lead an official investigation. When other employees that worked in the same department are mysteriously killed in the store, Woo meets Lee Ji-hyun, the twin sister of Lee Jeong-hyun, that convinces him that her sister has not died in the fire ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the deep night, if you live alone, don't look in the mirror!


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$52,762 (Hong Kong) (14 May 2004)

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$77,953 (Hong Kong) (21 May 2004)
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Decent thriller with good traditional photographic effect
21 August 2005 | by (Brandon, Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was only my fourth experience with a Korean film, and was probably the best I've seen so far.

By my so-far limited experience, Korean films share many production values with Canadian ones. Well-balanced real location lighting, good use of real ambient soundtracks, acting that is at times understated even to the point of awkwardness, and skilled use of traditional in camera photographic effects are among these.

As the title implies (English: Into the Mirror), there are a number of cleverly executed mirror shots throughout the film. For viewers who are fans of good photographic effects, this is a must-see for this reason alone.

This is a more "traditional" thriller, with decent suspense tying the story together. The film does not rely on fancy effects to fill in what would otherwise be plot; there's an actual story here, and though it may be somewhat disjointed at times, it follows throughout the film and leads to an ending that may not be entirely surprising, but is satisfying nonetheless.

I viewed the film with its original 5.1 soundtrack (very nicely mixed) and have to say that the English subtitling (at the least) is easy to follow.

A good watch for those who like suspense rather than mere graphic violence.


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