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12 August 2005 (South Korea) See more »
In Seoul, Su-Hyeon is terminal with leukemia, and bald due the treatment of chemotherapy. Her sister Ji-Hyeon buys a long-haired wig... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Shin-yeon Won 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sung-won Cho  screenplay
Hyun-jung Do  story
Shin-yeon Won 

Produced by
Dae-young Hur .... executive producer
Joo-Sung Kim .... executive producer
Seo-yeol Lee .... producer
Original Music by
Jun-seong Kim 
Cinematography by
Dong-eun Kim 
Film Editing by
Sun-min Kim 
Sound Department
Seung-yeop Lee .... sound editor
Live Tone .... sound
Special Effects by
Chang-man Lee .... special effects makeup
Myeong-ok Lee .... special effects makeup


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Also Known As:
"Gabal" - South Korea (original title)
"The Wig" - International (English title), Philippines (English title) (DVD title), Singapore (English title)
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South Korea:106 min
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Su-hyeon:Ji-hyun... At the amusement park... Do you remember the balloons dad bought us? As we fought over the prettier color, the balloon flew up to the sky. I cried, and so did you... So you told me... Later, when I'm grown up, you'd put wings on me. So I could go to the sky and find the balloon... Ji-hyun... Thank you for the wings.See more »


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A Wig from Another Dimension, 23 November 2005

The movie pamphlets, posters and TV commercials for ''The Wig" (Scary Hair), a horror film centered around a demonic hairpiece,'' do not do this psychological shock-horror movie justice.

Although there are underlying sexual politics at work in Director Won Shin-Yeon feature film debut, they did not warrant billing the film as just a common variety summer sex tease. Someone should have told the promotion team that shock-horror also sells, and ''The Wig'' delivers with several frightening instances. Though the deeper psychological elements were weakly executed by the novice director, he can be excused considering he had but one demonic wig to work with.

That demonic wig is not just scary-looking, it moves, too -- even flies. Some of the movie's more startling moments derive from the animated hairpiece leaping out at our moody heroines. The long dark coiffure goes from spooky, to haunting to, at length, murderous...

The wig is a gift that Chi-hyon (Yu Son), who later has her vocal chords ripped from the back of her throat in a automobile accident, gives to her younger sister Su-Hyon (Chae Min-So), who loses her hair via chemotherapy. The wig is possessed, fabricated from the hair of several dead women, the audience is only belatedly informed, that is why the wig revitalizes her cancer-ridden body, and soon takes over her mind.

The movie should do better than expected. Despite the anemic air-conditioning at a theater in downtown Jaffna on a sultry evening, the teenagers in the audience laughed and screamed with the characters on the screen, giving the impression that the film may overcome its bad marketing.

Won first received artistic recognition for his grand prize-winning film short ''Puppy for President.''

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