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Into the Mirror (2003)

Geoul sokeuro (original title)
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An ex-cop, now working as a security guard in a shopping mall, tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors.

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Sung-ho Kim

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Sung-ho Kim
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ji-tae Yu ... Woo Yeong-min
Myung-Min Kim ... Heo Hyeon-su
Hye-na Kim Hye-na Kim ... Lee Ji-hyeon / Lee Jeong-hyeon
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Jeong Il-seong
Myoeng-su Kim Myoeng-su Kim ... Choi Sang-gi
Yeong-jin Lee Yeong-jin Lee ... Choi Mi-jeong (as Young-jin Lee)
Eun-pyo Jeong Eun-pyo Jeong ... Kim, Il-hwan
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After the accidental death of his partner Young-ho in a hostage situation, the former detective of the Seoul Special Operations Force Woo Young-min feels responsible for the tragedy and quit the police force joining the private security company SecuZone. His uncle and owner of the department store Dreampia, Jeon-il Sung, hires Woo to be the chief of the security of Dreampia, which was rebuilt after a fire where many employees died and is near the reopening in spite of the protest of the families of the victims that claim their indemnity. When an employee dies after hours in the store, Woo leads an internal investigation, while detective Ha Hyun-Su that blames Woo for the death of his friend Young-ho, and his assistant Park, come to the store to lead an official investigation. When other employees that worked in the same department are mysteriously killed in the store, Woo meets Lee Ji-hyun, the twin sister of Lee Jeong-hyun, that convinces him that her sister has not died in the fire ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the deep night, if you live alone, don't look in the mirror!


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 August 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Into the Mirror See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,277
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Is included in the Blu-ray of Mirrors 2 (2010) as a bonus disc. See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie, a woman dies when a cut appears on her neck. The cut bisected the jugular vein, therefore the bleeding should have been far more severe than depicted. See more »

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Referenced in Truth or Dare (2018) See more »

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Overly ambitious Korean ghost story but with some creepy highlights
10 October 2004 | by Chris_DockerSee all my reviews

The main plot of Into the Mirror concerns some spooky deaths (concerning mirrors) that delay the re-opening of a large department store. The supernatural elements, of ghost-characters that seem to exist the other side of the mirror (and can sometimes reach through to the real world) are played well, but the plot holes in the real and surreal story lines become wearying and detract from the ingenious psychological twists. It has a deft storyline, and all the promise of a modern supernatural-psychological horror, but the hallmarks of inadequately developed Asian cinema and frailty in details. Will probably get re-made at some point with a Western-friendly makeover - and without the subtitles many viewers would probably be more forgiving of such better-than-mediocre but hardly outstanding horror stories.


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