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Director:
Writer:
Ki-hyeong Park (writer)
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Release Date:
17 October 2003 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
After unsuccessfully trying to have a baby of their own, Dr. Kim Do-il and his father convince his wife Choi Mi-sook to adopt a child in an orphanage... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Just because it is Asian horror doesn't mean it's good... See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hye-jin Shim ... Choi, Mi-sook
Jin-geun Kim ... Kim, Do-il
Oh-bin Mun ... Kim, Jin-seong
Na-yoon Jeong ... Min-ji
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hee-tae Jeong
Jong-hwan Son

Directed by
Ki-hyeong Park 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ki-hyeong Park  writer

Produced by
Sungkyu Kang .... co-producer
Ki-hyeong Park .... co-producer
Yeong-shik Yu .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Man-Sik Choi 
 
Cinematography by
Hyeon-je Oh 
 
Film Editing by
Sung-Won Hahm  (as Seong-weon Ham)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Akasia" - South Korea (original title)
"Root of Evil" - USA (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and some language
Runtime:
103 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Philippines:R-13 | Singapore:PG (edited for re-rating) | Singapore:NC-16 (original rating) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R

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8 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Just because it is Asian horror doesn't mean it's good..., 30 March 2007
Author: miriad from United States

From the acclaim it got I was expecting more from a Korean horror if it's going to be viewed in the same caliber as A Tale of Two Sisters, as some other reviews have stated. This movie isn't in the same caliber except in budget spent on special effects. Think Amytiville horror. With a tree and sparse dialogue.

If you're going to have a movie with limited dialogue, the plot line and characters have to carry the film. This film could have been told quite well in a 30 minute short film concept, 2 hours with a lot of staring at trees and terror scenes that make you not only not scared, but detract in a "What the..." sort of way does not a good horror movie make.

Those people who are stating that this film gave them lasting impressions must literally have heart attacks when decent horror films lay it in.

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