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A 30 year old mystery resurfaces and takes over the lives of the people living in an eerie apartment complex.


Jong-chan Yun


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Credited cast:
Jin-young Jang Jin-young Jang ... Sun-yeong
Myung-Min Kim ... Yong-hyun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Gang-Yeop Lee Gang-Yeop ... Young Bum
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Mr. Lee the writer
Yun-jeong Hong Yun-jeong Hong ... Restaurant Grandmother
Kim Hyeon-ok Kim Hyeon-ok ... Seon-yeong's mother
Jang In-Deok Jang In-Deok ... Congestion iron bag
Lee Ji-hui Lee Ji-hui ... Mr. Lee's daughter
An Jo An Jo ... Eun-soo
Bu-jin Ju Bu-jin Ju ... Mr. Song's Wife
Ju-Ryoung Kim Ju-Ryoung Kim ... Yong-hyeon's mother
Ki-Cheon Kim Ki-Cheon Kim ... Mr. Song the barber
Tae-hyeon Kim Tae-hyeon Kim ... Kwangtae
Han-wi Lee Han-wi Lee ... Taxi Passenger
Kwang-gi Lee Kwang-gi Lee ... Man eating fish cake


Yong-hyun moves into a creepy apartment which seems somehow familiar to him. His apartment was formerly occupied by a writer who burned to death in his room, but that doesn't seem to bother the detached young taxi driver. Across the hall from him is Jin-young who endures daily beatings from her husband. Her husband knows of a brutal murder that occurred about 30 years ago within the walls of this building and mysteriously touches on all their lives. Strange secrets begin to reveal themselves sending the characters down a path of terror... Written by Thomas Giammarco <giammarcoken@hanmail.net>

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for violent content, language and a scene of strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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South Korea



Release Date:

4 August 2001 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Goosebumps See more »

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DreamMax Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Seon-yeong's mother: My baby go to sleep, in the front yard and on the back hill. The birds and little lambs are sleeping, the moon is sending silver and golden balls to the window this night...
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Horror Without the H
14 December 2010 | by evileyereviewsSee all my reviews

Sorum is a movie that dances around genres with a fear of commitment that only adds to the grim details of our character's lives. Maybe it can best described as a horror film without the H. Unlike other movies, it does not fall prey to the contrived necessity to reveal the complete back plot by way of ostensible flashbacks. Instead it relies on the intelligence of the audience to figure it out, or not. The characters here are a shifty lot, creating a splendid layer of suspicion as to who is going to be the bad guy, if such a creature is to make an appearance. Likable the characters are not. Set in about as dreary a housing complex that has ever existed, this home ground symbolizes the lives of our players, a corrupt morality where life's baggage keeps piling up unattended, with stagnation sure to seek rot as its faithful companion. This is the setting for a typical South Korean cinematic affair, a convoluted tale of shady characters whose shenanigans are sure to catch up with them. The only question is what form will their dirty deeds manifest in order to play havoc on the remainder of their lives. The acting was strong; they all captivated my whole attention in that I wanted to know just what sort of past could have created such misery. Director Jong-chan Yun's debut is a solid one. He crafts a creepy tale that relies on filming basics, eschewing any need for tricky tactics to mask any shortcomings. Not a film for everyone, but for those that enjoy a slow burner with lots of character meat to chew on, Sorum is sure to satisfy us in one way while challenging us in another.

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