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Release Date:
3 September 2004 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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Toronto film festival - 2nd screening See more (17 total) »

Cast

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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
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Directed by
Il-gon Song 
 
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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
 
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Young-hoon Kim .... sound
 

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Additional Details

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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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Toronto film festival - 2nd screening, 14 September 2004
Author: kyliep (kyliep@hotmail.com) from toronto, on

Before seeing Spider Forest last night at the Toronto International Film Festival (agree with comments by cbranje, the ROM theatre is not the best at masking outside sounds, though the occasional rumble of the subway did add an extra shot of tension to some of the more suspenseful scenes), I'd heard it described as a film for those who liked 'Mulholland Drive' but found it too linear. While I don't think it's a very accurate statement, the film does invite comparisons to David Lynch. The creepy tone, gruesome murder scene, elliptical narrative structure, and ambiguous plot resolution are all Lynchian trademarks but I think Spider Forest is a little more straightforward or at least it lends itself more readily to a range of interpretations.

The set up: a man wakes in the forest, discovers the mutilated corpses of coworkers in a house in a forest, and pursues a man he believes to be the killer. Though most of the ensuing story is told in what may be hazy, and possibly wholly fictitious, recollections of the past, each memory recreates a moment of truth that one could easily see as happening to this man. We see him mourn the loss of his wife then hear other stories about death and loss and wonder, are these manifestation's of one event or separate incidents that actually occurred.

The film poses epistemological questions like: How do we know that we know? What differentiates consciousness from sleep? Is what we consider reality merely our continual reconstruction of our past experiences? For me, figuring out what's happened to the main character in 'Spider Forest' is akin to piecing together the fragments of a bizarre dream, but with the pleasure of seeing these fragments unfold in a series of beautifully shot frames.

Definitely recommend.

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