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Ryeong (2004)

Not Rated | | Horror | 18 June 2004 (South Korea)
A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost.

Director:

Tae-kyeong Kim

Writer:

Tae-kyeong Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ha-neul Kim ... Min Ji-won (as HaNeul Kim)
Sang-mi Nam ... Su-in
Hye-bin Jeon ... Eun-seo (as Bin)
Yi Shin Yi Shin ... Mi-kyeong
Hie-ju Jeon Hie-ju Jeon ... Yu-jeong
Yun-ji Lee ... Eun-jeong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ran Choi Ran Choi ... Su-in's mum
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Detective
Hae-sook Kim ... Ji-won's mum (as Hae-suk Kim)
Greena Park ... (as Grina Park)
Jin Ryu Jin Ryu ... Park Jun-ho
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Storyline

The teenager Min Ji-won is suffering from amnesia and being haunted by weird visions. When she meets her former high school friend Oh Yu-jeong, she receives a picture of her high school group of friends: Kim Eun-seo, who had recently died; Shin Mi-kyeong, who is in the hospital and Eun-jeong. Ji-won questions who took the picture, and when she visits her former friends, she recalls Han Su-in, a girl that was badly treated and humiliated by their group, disclosing her past and the fate of Su-in and finding a scary hidden truth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Don't remember... Take it to your grave.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

18 June 2004 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Friend See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Popcorn Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Ring Around the Ripoff
15 June 2005 | by kane-3See all my reviews

DEAD FRIEND is yet another Asian ghost story featuring the now clichéd long-black-haired-dead-girl-out-for-revenge. There is absolutely nothing new here in terms of plot or even character; if you've seen THE RING, TOMIE, PHONE or any of the other countless Asian imports than you've already seen DEAD FRIEND and plot breakdown would be as redundant as this film itself.

While the movie's plot and structure lack in originality, DEAD FRIEND betters many of its' contemporaries by showcasing some solid acting and beautiful cinematography.

If you're addicted to these ghost/revenge films as most of us are to the equally uninspiring slasher genre than DEAD FRIEND is worth a viewing strictly to add another notch in your belt.


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