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Spider Forest (2004)
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A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods.

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A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods.

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Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Modern folklore, partly East European Style, Korean situation
9 September 2005 | by (Carbondale) – See all my reviews

As Kurosawa adapted Shakespeare into Japanese Samurai films, Song did European folklore, or maybe Kafka, into modern Korea. For me, European folklore is a story that boys and girls are lost in labyrinthine woods

  • Hanzel and Gretel or Red Riding Hood. A TV producer, Kang Min, lost


his way in woods and his time, his memory, his unconsciousness messed up and mixed. In this chaotic situation, Kang Min meets a mysterious woman (Suh Jeong) who tells the legend of Spider Forrest.

Director Song emphasizes the tone, mood, and atmosphere rather than coherent storytelling. Especially the lighting of tunnel scene reminds me Krzystof Kieslowski's The Double Life of Veronica and Decalogue.

Very unique film.


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