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Face (2004)

Peiseu (original title)
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Lee Hyun-min, who works reconstructing faces from their skull, quits his work in a institute to stay with his Beta-allergic daughter Jin that was submitted to a transplant of heart by the ... See full summary »

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Sang-gon Yoo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-ah Song ... Jeong Seon-yeong
Hyeon-jun Shin ... Lee Hyeon-min
Seung-wook Kim Seung-wook Kim ... Detective Seo
Suk-hwan Ahn Suk-hwan Ahn ... Ph.D Yoon (as Seok-Hwan An)
Won-hui Jo Won-hui Jo ... Kim Han-soo
Jae-ho Song ... Department head Song
Ye-rin Han Ye-rin Han ... Lee-jin
Ju-ran Lee Ju-ran Lee
Cheong-jo Son Cheong-jo Son ... Police officer Son
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suk-Won Chang Suk-Won Chang ... Dong-chul
Ju-Seon Eo Ju-Seon Eo ... Patient
Su-a Hong Su-a Hong ... Jo Hye-ran
Joo-sil Lee ... Hyun-min's mother
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Storyline

Lee Hyun-min, who works reconstructing faces from their skull, quits his work in a institute to stay with his Beta-allergic daughter Jin that was submitted to a transplant of heart by the specialist Dr. Yoon. The newcomer researcher to the institute Jung Sun-young comes to his house bringing the skull of a victim of a serial-killer that had her whole body melted down with acid by the murderer. Hyun-min refuses the assignment, but he is haunted by the ghost of the victim and scared he decides to reconstruct the face of the woman. When Jin has trouble with the transplanted heart, Hyun-min requests the donor case history to Dr. Yoon, but the doctor refuses to give the information, claiming confidentiality issue. Dr. Yoon becomes the prime suspect of Detective Suh, who is in charge of the investigation of the murder cases, and he discloses the identity of the victim based on the reconstructed face. Meanwhile Hyun-min has a premonition and finds another skull buried a long time ago below ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 June 2004 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Face See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,366, 17 October 2004

Gross USA:

$108,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,717
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Another nice "thriller" from Korea
7 August 2004 | by arkaySee all my reviews

I found this movie quite entertaining. The story at first seems like the usual Asia horror, yet it has an interesting twist. I don't want to tell too much though. More and more good horror movies are coming from Korea these days and I rank this as one of the better efforts.

It is not your typical haunting ghost story, it's more of a thriller with some supernatural elements thrown in, so it is not very scary (from a Westerner point of view).

Wondering where all of those beautiful korean lead actresses are coming from, it gets me every time ;)

I give this an 8 out of 10.


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