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Sungnyangpali sonyeoui jaerim (2002)

To Chinese restaurant delivery boy 'Ju', the only joy in life is spending time at the electronic game room. One day, 'Ju' who was engrossed in an electronic game as usual, is advised to ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Eun-kyeong Lim ... Little Match Girl
Hyun-sung Kim ... Ju
Jin-pyo Kim ... Lee
Sing Jin ... Lala
Gye-nam Myeong
Doo-hong Jung ... Oberan
... Special Guest Star (as Kang Ta)
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... (as Cheong-a Lee)
Han-garl Lee ... Orunpal
Jae-kyeong Seo
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To Chinese restaurant delivery boy 'Ju', the only joy in life is spending time at the electronic game room. One day, 'Ju' who was engrossed in an electronic game as usual, is advised to log-on to a game called RESURRECTION OF THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL. The match selling girl of Andersen's fairytale is revived through the game, and 'Ju' is drawn into the little girl's virtual reality. As reality and cyberspace interchange, 'Ju', like in the famous fairytale, is given the mission to save the little girl from danger and lead her to a peaceful death. However, the two are not only confronted by a gigantic force called the System, that attempts to stop them, but other obstacles that place their lives in danger... Written by Anonymous

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Resurrection of the Little Match Girl  »

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One of the songs played in the movie is called "Dreams Come True", by Korean trio S.E.S. The music was originally from a song by Finnish duo Nylon Beat, titled "Rakastuin Mä Luuseriin", but SMTown (S.E.S record company) took it (most likely without crediting Nylon Beat) and made "Dreams Come True" back in 1998. "Dreams Come True" is pretty much a modern classic in Korea. See more »

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Dazzling Post-Modernist Existential Reflection
26 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Ressurection of the Little Match Girl is a hong-kong frenzy-paced post-modernist reflection on the human condition as a computer game in which the goal (if you decide that there is one) is to figure out which goal to pursue, through structural and explicit references builds on such films as Brazil, Matrix, Existenz & Tron. The film has humor, and gleefully manages to be cynical and sentimental, a labyrinth of stylizations and a crystal pure polyhedron of an internal structure all at the same time.

This is the best film I have seen so far this year, and might well be the best for the whole year as well.


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