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Acacia (2003)

Akasia (original title)
After unsuccessfully trying to have a baby of their own, Dr. Kim Do-il and his father convince his wife Choi Mi-sook to adopt a child in an orphanage. Mi-sook is connected to arts and ... See full summary »

Director:

Ki-hyeong Park

Writer:

Ki-hyeong Park
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shim Hye-jin ... Choi, Mi-sook
Jin-geun Kim Jin-geun Kim ... Kim, Do-il
Oh-bin Mun Oh-bin Mun ... Kim, Jin-seong
Na-yoon Jeong Na-yoon Jeong ... Min-ji
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hee-tae Jeong Hee-tae Jeong
Jaeun Koo ... Student
Young-hee Lee Young-hee Lee ... Mi-sook's Mother
Jong-hwan Son Jong-hwan Son
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Storyline

After unsuccessfully trying to have a baby of their own, Dr. Kim Do-il and his father convince his wife Choi Mi-sook to adopt a child in an orphanage. Mi-sook is connected to arts and chooses the six years Kim Jin-sung that loves to draw trees. The boy becomes close to the eight years old next door neighbor Min-jee and is attracted to an old Acacia tree in their lawn. When Mi-sook unexpectedly gets pregnant, her mother asks her to return Jin-sung to the orphanage, beginning the rejection process of the boy. When the baby is born, Mi-sook does not treat Jin-sung well, who believes the acacia tree is his mother, and in a rainy night he vanishes. Along the next days, the family becomes insane, disclosing a dark secret about Jin-sung. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Very haunting and creepy Korean horror
2 August 2005 | by artemis0302See all my reviews

I got an advanced copy of the recently released Region 1 disc from Tartan Video, and I was curious about this... I ended up really loving it. Acacia is one of those rare tree-based horror movies, where a tree takes control of something and terrible events happen... What was special about "Acacia" was that it was not only very creepy and eerie, but it also contained some very beautiful and haunting imagery. This movie is really, very close to being perfect. Rent it and watch it open-mindedly, and you will probably like it as much as I did. And if you wanna buy it, by all means do it, because it's completely worth the money.

My rating: 9/10 (a minor flaw)


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

17 October 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Root of Evil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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