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Spider Forest (2004)

Geomi sup (original title)
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A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods.

Director:

Il-gon Song

Writer:

Il-gon Song
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Woo-seong Kam ... Kang Min
Jung Suh ... Min Su-jin
Kyung-hun Kang Kyung-hun Kang ... Hwang, Su-yeong
Hyun-Sung Jang Hyun-Sung Jang ... Choi, Seong-hyeon (as Hyeong-seong Jang)
Byung-ho Son Byung-ho Son ... Kim Cheol-ju
Won-Sang Park ... Reporter Moon (as Won-sang Park)
Yeong Yun Yeong Yun
Yeong-jae Kim Yeong-jae Kim
Seong-cheol Jang Seong-cheol Jang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seung-gil Jeong Seung-gil Jeong ... Detective Park
Sung-ha Jo ... Choi Jong-pil
Joo-Hyun Yoo Joo-Hyun Yoo ... PD
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A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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The position of the dead man's foot goes from pointing up to the side between flashbacks. See more »

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Uniquely haunting and intricate
12 September 2004 | by dr_fritz_von_norstromSee all my reviews

I saw Spider Forest at the Toronto International Film Festival last night. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure of what to expect from it - was it a horror film? Or was it a detective story, a thriller, or something altogether different? The answer, I think, is that it is all of those things.

The film begins with a series of mysterious and shocking events in a cabin in the forest, and much like a spider's web, returns to this place quite often in an attempt to unravel its secrets.

Spider Forest manages to avoid most of the modern horror/suspense/thriller conventions, including scary pale children and does not rely on special effects to set the mood. Instead, the psychological predicament of the main character creates an atmosphere of blurred confusion and distrust of one's own memory.

The story is entirely unique and never quite goes in the direction the audience is expecting.

I give a confident recommendation to see this film.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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