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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Janghwa, Hongryeon (original title)
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director:

Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)

Writer:

Jee-woon Kim (screenplay) (as Kim Jee-woon)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kap-su Kim ... Moo-hyeon Bae (Father)
Jung-ah Yum ... Eun-joo Heo (Stepmother)
Soo-jung Lim ... Soo-mi Bae (Janghwa)
Geun-young Moon ... Soo-yeon Bae (Hongryeon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woo Ki-Hong Woo Ki-Hong ... Sun-kyu
Dae-yeon Lee Dae-yeon Lee ... Su-mi's Doctor
Seung-bi Lee Seung-bi Lee ... Mi-hee
Mi-hyeon Park Mi-hyeon Park ... Mrs. Bae (Su-mi's and Su-yeon's Mother) (as Park Mi-Hyun)
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Storyline

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Every family has its dark secrets. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

13 June 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tale of Two Sisters See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,060, 5 December 2004

Gross USA:

$72,541

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,045,252
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Uninvited (2009), which is the American remake, was to be originally titled "A Tale of Two Sisters" just like this movie. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital scenes, there is no scar on the back of Su-mi's hand. See more »

Quotes

Eun-ju: Do know what's really scary? You want to forget something. Totally wipe it off your mind. But you never can. It can't go away, you see. And... and it follows you around like a ghost.
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Connections

Version of The Great Story of Jang-hwa and Hong-ryeon (1962) See more »

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User Reviews

Excellent, Superb...Probably the BEST horror movie in a while!!!
1 September 2004 | by rogelioduronSee all my reviews

I have seen only 2 Horror movies in the last 6 months that have shaken my world, The first one is "Haute Tension" and the other one is "Tale of two sisters" both of them are probably the best horror movies of 2003 and you really..really have to see them to believe them, both are special and both have cool twists to the plot that makes you wonder what have you been watching for the last hour and a half. I love this film (Tale) because as simple as the story begins and the beautiful surroundings that they show us, it has a dark and creepy atmosphere and a very mysterious plot that starts unfoldint, revealing to us a gruesome situation that took place somewhere between the past and the present, the plot thickens and as soon as you ease up a little it grabs you by the throat and gives you a good scare and yanks you out of your seat and let you stay there at the edge till the very end...when the movie actually for a lot of people BEGIN!!! If you think that explanation is weird try watching the movie and you'll see that is not easy to explain greatness and creepness in the same review, this movie deserves to be in any good horror movie collection just as mine because it proves that j-horror (even if it's corean that's what i call all those movies ex. Ringu,Battle Royale,Ju on) can still amaze you and pull some weird strings to make you unease and ready to be scared about ghosts again, I'll have to definitely give it a 10 out of 10 on Creepy Ghost J-Horror Movies!!!!!!!!


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