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Haunters (2010)

Cho-neung-ryeok-ja (original title)
Cho-In can control other people's minds when they are within his field of sight.Except one man.

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Cho-in
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Abby
Jeong Eun-Chae ...
Yeong-sook
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Im Gyoo-nam
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Ali
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Young Cho-in
Da-kyeong Yoon ...
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After losing his job at a scrap metal yard, Kyu-Nam finds a new job at a small pawn shop named Utopia. He is immediately drawn to the family atmosphere at Utopia, working with his new boss Jung-Sik and boss's daughter Young-Sook. Unfortunately for Kyu-Nam, his moment of happiness will only be fleeting. Cho-In lived through a brutal childhood. He has had to use a prosthetic leg since an early age, grew up with an abusive father and lived with a mother who at one point attempted to kill her own son out of despair. Cho-In also possesses an awe-inspiring supernatural gift. Cho-In can control other people's minds when they are within his field of sight. One fateful day, Cho-In walks into the Utopia pawn shop to steal whatever money exists in the safe. Not expecting much resistance, Cho-In is surprised to find one man at the Utopia pawn shop is able to break free from his mind control abilities. That man is Kyu-Nam. Cho-In then resorts to killing the owner of pawn shop to make his escape. ... Written by Anonymous

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At the junkyard scene where the workers are eating, the scene is set up like Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting. There are a total of thirteen workers sitting in one row, and the man in the middle who did not pay for his lunch ticket is "Jesus Christ". See more »

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Spoofs Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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not what one expects
6 May 2015 | by (Big Sky, United States) – See all my reviews

Haunters is a film for people who love offbeat characters and stories. One part M. Nights Unbreakable, a dash of Zebraman, yet unique enough to be its own take on the superhero genre.

Look elsewhere for a summery of story and characters, but know that nothing can prepare you for the cerebral conveyance of mood and style. Its goofy, tragic, meaningful, and absurd.

Haunters stacks several memorable scenes together, and while characters backgrounds are not fully developed, I could not help but care for them, their motives and fates. All but the antagonist reminded me of friends. The villain's motives are not without merit, but his crimes can not be rationalized or redeemed.

A couple themes revolve over and over - Why does one chase fate (?), and are others responsible for our own actions? Do we convince ourselves that others make us act and feel a certain way?

Advice I got long ago when painting is always make the corners interesting, and acknowledge the outside edges. Haunters' opening and closing are both memorable, and bookend nicely (something about emergence from restraint?). Presentation, design, look, and feel - this film is well considered with emotional and sensory depth.

Way above average 8/10


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