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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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A slow-moving but creepy South Korean horror. 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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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A slow-moving but creepy South Korean horror., 22 October 2004
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

"Acacia" stars Hye-jin Shim and Jin-guen Kim as a married couple unable to conceive a child.The husband is a doctor and the wife spends her time judging student art and knitting.Things change when the couple adopts six year old Jin-seong,a mysterious boy obsessed with drawing pictures of an acacia tree that he believes is the reincarnation of his dead mother.Soon the wife becomes pregnant and Jin-seong becomes more unhappy.On one rainy night he disappears mysteriously..."Acacia" is a slow-moving horror film with plenty of creepy atmosphere.It's a psychologically spooky little horror flick with a supremely dark score.The film delivers a few unexpected surprises and is wonderfully shot and photographed,so if you are a fan of Asian horror you can't miss it.8 out of 10.

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