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Into the Mirror (2003)

Geoul sokeuro (original title)
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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
Myoeng-su Kim ...
Choi Sang-gi
Yeong-jin Lee ...
Choi Mi-jeong (as Young-jin Lee)
Eun-pyo Jeong ...
Kim, Il-hwan
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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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14 August 2003 (South Korea)  »

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$52,762 (Hong Kong) (14 May 2004)
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Director, Kim Sung-Ho's debut film. See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie, a woman dies when a cut appears on her neck. The cut bisected the jugular vein, therefore the bleeding should have been far more severe than depicted. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Mirrors 2 (2010) See more »

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Original
29 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Well there is the case of the Remake, but I will criticize that, on it's own. Let's just say, that the remake never even comes close to the south Korean horror/thriller, that we've been served here. A movie, with a great visual style, a very good art direction and camera man. It's edited in a manner, that allows you to dig deep into the suspense story (if you let yourself do that, that is) and still remains complex enough to challenge your brain (something you can't say about the remake though).

The acting is pretty strong, for a movie that is declared a horror movie (although as I mentioned it walks a thin line between that and the mystery/suspense thriller element it also has ... almost like a detective story, with a touch of drama in it). Of course if you know that you can't handle Asian movies well, than you won't be able to like it as much as I (and others) did


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