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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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Credited cast:
Gyu-ri Kim ... Min-ah (as Min-sun Kim)
Park Yejin ... 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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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

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Based on a shocking true story that happened inside a haunted school for girls in Korea. 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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Hyo-shin: There is nothing, / There is anything, / But there isn't, / Perhaps there is, / Perhaps there isn't, / Surely there is, / Said there isn't, / It's not true, / There is truth, / The lie there is, / There is a lie, / The truth there is, / No one knows, / No one cares, / We know nothing, / We know everything, / Still don't know, / There is an answer, / There isn't an answer, / The truth there is, / The truth there isn't, / The lie there isn't, / The truth there is, / The truth is a lie, / The lie ...
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Followed by A Blood Pledge: Broken Promise (2009) See more »

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Intriguing, Tragic and Eerie Love Story
8 June 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a Korean high-school, the teenagers Hyo-Shin Min (Yeh-jin Park) and Shi-Eun Yoo (Young-jin Lee) are lesbian lovers that decide to write a diary together and expose their love to their schoolmates. When Hyo-Shin has one night stand and gets pregnant of a depressed teacher, the love of Shi-Eun dies and she breaks up with Hyo-Shin leading her to commit suicide. Shi-Eun's classmate Min-Ah So (Min-sun Kim) finds and reads their diary, disclosing the innermost secrets of the two lovers, and becomes obsessed for Shi-Eun. When a close friend advises that Min-Ah would die because she was reading the diary of a dead girl, she wants to return the diary to Hyo-Shin.

"Memento Mori" is an intriguing, tragic and eerie love story, with a confused screenplay. The plot is built like pieces of a puzzle, but without chronological sequence, and in the end there are many parts without explanation that I have really not understood. I saw in IMDb that there is an 186 minutes running time director's cut version where probably I would find the resolution of my questions, but unfortunately I have just found the imported DVD with 97 minutes. In the end, this film is a good supernatural romance but not recommended for fans of the traditional horror genre. My vote is seven.

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South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

24 December 1999 (South Korea) See more »

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$52,692
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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