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The Cat (2011)

Go-hyang-i: Jook-eum-eul bo-neun doo gae-eui noon (original title)
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So-yeun gets stuck with a Persian cat when its owner dies. From then on, she is haunted by a girl with green cat-like eyes.


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So-Yeon suffers from claustrophobia due to a traumatic incident that occurred to her as a child. So-Yeon is still treated for her condition to this day. She works as a groomer at a pet shop. One day, a cat named Bidanyi comes into the store. The next day, the owner of Bidanyi is found dead in an elevator. So-Yeon, by request from police officer Joon-Suk, takes the cat home. Shortly after, So-Yeon starts to see a mysterious young girl. She becomes frightened. Then, So-Yeon's good friend Bo-Hee is found dead. Near Bo-Hee, there is a cat which Bo-Hee recently adopted from an animal shelter. So-Yeon now fears for her own life. So-Yeon and Joon-Suk investigate deeper into the mysterious case. There is a hidden story related to the cats. Written by Amit Gaind

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How many lives do you have?


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Release Date:

7 July 2011 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Go-yang-yi: Jookeum-eul Bo-neun Doogae-eui Noon  »

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$3,100,000 (estimated)

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Puts all the Horror Genre to Shame!!
3 October 2011 | by (Leipzig) – See all my reviews

There is a reason for the hysteria and mystique surrounding THE CAT. And it's called genius.

Never have I seen a film matched in shock, terror, writing, or performances. This isn't a horror movie. The film itself is both a moving and terrifying drama that takes a realistic look at what would actually happen if a cat called Silky who belongs to a plump woman who was found dead in the lift to her apartment. Seung-wook Byeon's script is amazing, bringing depth to the characters, and presenting the mystery of faith that they all deal with. Is the feline possessed? Is it insane? And most importantly, Is there a God? In the course of two hours, we see a sweet and innocent young girl become a cross victim to a murderous creature. We see a successful actress overcome skepticism to save her daughter, and we see a brilliant psychiatrist struggle with his devotion to God.

THE CAT presents to us the mystery of faith in it's most raw form--the battle of good and evil. It is an incomparable masterpiece of film, done without the aid of computers and special effects. It relies on story and performances to give us a marvelous and terrifying piece of work. In the end, it makes us ask ourselves what we believe, and keeps us wondering and shuddering at exactally what might be out there.

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