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The Red Shoes (2005)

Bunhongsin (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 30 June 2005 (South Korea)
A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.

Director:

Yong-gyun Kim

Writers:

Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale), Yong-gyun Kim (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hye-su Kim ... Sun-jae
Seong-su Kim ... In-cheol
Yeon-ah Park Yeon-ah Park ... Tae-su
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Su-hee Go Su-hee Go
Dae-hyeon Lee Dae-hyeon Lee
Eol Lee Eol Lee
Hyeon-jin Sa Hyeon-jin Sa
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Storyline

After finding that her husband is unfaithful and cheats her with a lover, Sun-jae moves to a decadent cheap apartment at Goksung Station with her daughter Han Tae-soo. While traveling home in the subway, Sun-jae finds a pair of red shoes and brings them home. Tae-soo becomes fascinated by the shoes, which brings greed and jealousy to whoever sees them, while Sun-jae has visions and nightmares with ghosts and blood. When her friend Kim-mi Hee steals the shoes, she has an accident and dies. Meanwhile, the architect decorator Cho-in Choi that is dating Sun-jae, researches and discloses that the mystery is related to a picture of 1944. His further investigation unravels the tragic fate of the original owner of the shoes. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Plot Keywords:

shoes | curse | subway | jealousy | ghost | See All (109) »

Taglines:

Thou shalt not covet anything that is thy neighbor's See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

30 June 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Shoes See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,853,740
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

The colour of the shoes in the modern day moments of the film are a purplish pink, however during the moments where it was presumably the Japanese occupation of Korea at that time, the shoes are a reddish pink, perhaps due to the fact that the shoes have been worn for a very long period of time. See more »

Quotes

Sun-jae: [Angry] Mommy loves Tae-soo very much... But mommy really hates when Tae-soo lies.
Tae-su: [Crying] It's not a lie! Daddy really came! He said he's too cold and to take him out!
Sun-jae: [Angry] Don't lie to me!... I told you that daddy couldn't come here. How can he? I told you he can't come here, so how could he? How can he?... Why did you lie? Why did you lie?
Tae-su: [Crying] Mommy. Mommy.
Sun-jae: [Sun-jae realizes what she had done to her daughter and hugs her]
[Crying]
Sun-jae: Tae-soo. Tae-soo... Tae-soo, I'm sorry. Mommy was wrong......
[...]
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Crazy Credits

After Taesoo, who is covered in thick makeup and wears a black top and white tutu while dancing and looking at her reflection in the mirror, part of the beginning of the credits show. However before they get past the second actor in the cast list, the screen shakes and the text turns red as if there is a technical problem, before it reverts to a scene of people walking in the park. The pink shoes can be seen again in the park, and a girl with roller blades leans down to pick them up. After her hand covers the camera, the credits roll normally. See more »

Connections

References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Actually....
23 November 2007 | by witchcraftpentagramsSee all my reviews

Yeah sure they are pink shoes but its a metaphor. They are "red" because of all the blood and gore and stuff. Get it. Anyway this movie is excellent. It is definitely not what i expected. It is surprisingly emotional, sad and beautiful. There is lots if disgusting blood and gore thats for sure and its the goriest part in the first subway scene. This movie also has an interesting story line based in the hans Christian anderson tale "the red shoes". It also has the first sex scene sort of thing i have ever seen in an Asian film. It will haunt my dreams forever. It has fights between the mother and the 5 year old daughter which makes you just want to scream at the screen STOP. because it is such good acting. It is so horrible in a good way that they would hurt and kill each others family just to have the shoes.


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