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28 June 2006 (South Korea) See more »
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Directed by
Sang-hoon Ahn 
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Sang-hoon Ahn 
Seon-ju Jeong 
Jeong-seob Lee 
Yun-kyung Sin 

Original Music by
Dong-In Jung 
Cinematography by
Kwang-suk Chung 
Film Editing by
Im-Pyo Ko 
Camera and Electrical Department
Teo Lee .... assistant camera

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South Korea:97 min
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This movie deserves a much higher rating, 10 July 2007
Author: chrichtonsworld from Netherlands

When I read about "Arang" I thought it was a thriller about two cops catching some serial killer. To my surprise it turns out to be horror movie. OK,I must admit that it is not entirely original in using a Asian long haired girl as a ghost. To be fair it remains creepy. Even if I have seen it a dozen times earlier in other Asian horror flicks. The long black hair,the scary eyes,the pale face. Can you honestly say that such a sight doesn't get to you. As long as all the other elements of the movie go into another direction thus creating a different kind of experience I don't see the harm in using this ghost. Most of the movie is quite fast paced and very slick. The thing I liked about this movie was the fact that they play around with the different genres. At one hand it seems to be a horror movie and on the other hand the supernatural elements easily can be dismissed when some evidence is given to explain the audience that what we have seen did not happen. It does require some imagination and you have to be forgiving in order to accept all of this. Not being sure if the ghost is real or not is part of the fun. The twists and turns make sure of it that we keep guessing until the end. Quite a lot of scares and tricks may have been borrowed from other movies. But in combination with some clever plot twists and good acting "Arang" does offer an original and fun viewing experience!

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