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Memento Mori (1999)

Yeogo goedam II (original title)
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In this second installment of the Whispering Corridors series, a young girl finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students who seem to have an unusually close bond.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gyu-ri Kim ... Min-ah (as Min-sun Kim)
Yeh-jin Park ... Hyo-shin
Yeong-jin Lee Yeong-jin Lee ... Shi-eun (as Young-jin Lee)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jong-hak Baek Jong-hak Baek ... Mr. Goh
Min Han Min Han
Seung-Yeon Han Seung-Yeon Han
Jae-in Kim Jae-in Kim ... Yeon-an (as Min-hie Kim)
Hyo-Jin Kong ... Ji-won (as Hyo-jin Kong)
Hye-mi Lee Hye-mi Lee
Seong-Eon Lim Seong-Eon Lim
Ji-Yeon Park Ji-Yeon Park
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Storyline

Min-Ah finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students, Hyo-Shin and Shi-Eun, who seem to have an unusually close bond. But Hyo-Shin suddenly kills herself, for no obvious reason, and the entire school is shocked and depressed. Min-Ah, however, starts to feel different. It's almost as if she's somehow possessed by the dead girl... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A student committed suicide, leaving behind a mysterious diary. Those who dare to read it are bound to die. See more »

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Horror | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

24 December 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Memento Mori See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cine-2000 Film Production See more »
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The main character's name Soh Min-ah is named after Gelsomina from La Strada. See more »

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Hyo-shin: The first kiss, like the smell of apples? On your lips I've smelled the blood, that touches my tongue.
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Followed by Voice (2005) See more »

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Best of the three Whispering Corridors movies
25 April 2005 | by thitherSee all my reviews

I saw this movie after having seen the first and third installments (except for a common setting at an all-girl Korean school, the three have no plot connections). While I found the first film uninspiring and the third yet more uninspiring, this one was actually pretty engaging.

As other reviews have noted, there is not much here in the way of horror or scares. There are some horror elements, but the film is more successful when it focuses instead on character development and on unfurling its back story (largely through flashbacks, which can sometimes confuse the narrative a bit). The acting is good as a whole, and most of the minor characters seem fully-realized, resulting in a film that has a rich setting behind it.

There are some bad sides to Memento Mori. As mentioned, if you come in expecting a Ju-On-ish scare-fest you will be disappointed. Some of the scenes towards the end (in particular, one involving mayhem and panic at the school) dragged on a little long, and began to nag at my suspension of disbelief. I didn't find the ending to be terribly satisfying, either--it wasn't terrible, but I wanted a little bit more.

Overall, though, this is an enjoyable film, one that inhabits its small world completely and doesn't try to be more than what it is.


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