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Release Date:
3 September 2004 (South Korea) See more »
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A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Modern folklore, partly East European Style, Korean situation See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Woo-seong Kam ... Kang Min

Jung Suh ... Min Su-jin
Kyeong-heon Kang ... Hwang, Su-yeong
Hyeong-seong Jang ... Choi, Seong-hyeon
Byung-ho Son ... Kim Cheol-ju
Seung-kil Jeong
Won-sang Park
Yeong Yun
Yeong-jae Kim
Seong-cheol Jang

Directed by
Il-gon Song 
 
Writing credits
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Il-gon Song 

Produced by
Min-jun Ahn .... executive producer
Francesca Feder .... co-producer
Dae-hyeon Kim .... producer
 
Original Music by
Min-hwa Yun 
 
Cinematography by
Cheol-ju Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Jae-geun Choi 
 
Production Design by
Hye-jung Jun 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dong-wook Kim .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Young-hoon Kim .... sound
 
Editorial Department
Jae-Min Han .... film telecine
 

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Also Known As:
"Geomi sup" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and for language
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South Korea:112 min | Japan:120 min
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Continuity: The position of the dead man's foot goes from pointing up to the side between flashbacks.See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Modern folklore, partly East European Style, Korean situation, 9 September 2005
Author: nkw88 (nkw88@hotmail.com) from Carbondale

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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