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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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Box Office

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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Korean ghost movie brings nothing new to the table
4 January 2008 | by LoneWolfAndCubSee all my reviews

I had high expectations going into this. I love ghost stories and I love Asian horror. After recently seeing A Tale of Two Sisters (another Korean ghost/horror movie) and loving it I thought this would be scary, intelligent and original. However, this was far from original, in fact, it was a mix-up of Ju-On: The Grudge and Dark Water. The ghost looked like a mixture of Sadako from (Ring) and Kayako (Ju-On) and the water element has been used before in Ring and Dark Water. The director does manage to conjure up some atmosphere and an interesting enough story to keep the movie going but it's not enough to disguise the many stolen elements (and scenes!) The acting wasn't anything spectacular and the score sounded very familiar to The Grudge's. The ending was a surprise, and a good one at that. It caught me unaware and it did make me think a bit after. Overall it seems the good and the bad outweighed each other and the movie for me was just average. Atmospheric and interesting enough to keep me watching but too unoriginal for my liking.

2½/5


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