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Face (2004)
"Peiseu" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  11 June 2004 (South Korea)
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Lee Hyun-min, who works reconstructing faces from skull, quits his work in a institute to stay with his Beta-allergic daughter Jin that was submitted to a transplant of heart by the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Yun-ah Song ...
Jeong Seon-yeong
Hyeon-jun Shin ...
Lee Hyeon-min
Seung-wook Kim ...
Detective Seo
Seok-Hwan An ...
Ph.D Yoon
Won-hui Jo ...
Kim Han-soo
Jae-ho Song ...
Department head Song
Ye-rin Han ...
Lee-jin
Ju-ran Lee
Cheong-jo Son ...
Police officer Son
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Dong-chul
Su-a Hong ...
Jo Hye-ran
Lee Joo-Shil ...
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Lee Hyun-min, who works reconstructing faces from skull, quits his work in a institute to stay with his Beta-allergic daughter Jin that was submitted to a transplant of heart by the specialist Dr. Yoon. The newcomer researcher to the institute Jung Sun-young comes to his house bringing the skull of a victim of a serial-killer that had her whole body melted down with acid by the murderer. Hyun-min refuses the assignment, but he is haunted by the ghost of the victim and scared he decides to reconstruct the face of the woman. When Jin has trouble with the transplanted heart, Hyun-min requests the donor case history to Dr. Yoon, but the doctor refuses to give the information, claiming confidentiality issue. Dr. Yoon becomes the prime suspect of Detective Suh, who is in charge of the investigation of the murder cases, and he discloses the identity of the victim based on the reconstructed face. Meanwhile Hyun-min has a premonition and finds another skull buried a long time ago below the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,502 (Hong Kong) (27 August 2004)

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$49,502 (Hong Kong) (27 August 2004)
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Yawn
31 August 2005 | by (Örebro, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is just another Asian horror where white painted ghosts are seen from "scary" angles with their heads bent down. There aren't any frightening scenes whatsoever, only clichés and repetitions from earlier (and better) films. The story isn't that bad really, but this would have been a lot better film without the supernatural bits. I mean, what is it with the Koreans and ghosts when it comes to horror? The Japanese and the Chinese have made a lot of good, creepy and gory movies without using ghosts in their stories. However, "Bloody Beach" is one good example of a Korean horror film sans ghosts. "Face" on the other hand is a typically dull example of just how one-note the Asian horror industry of today has become.


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