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Arang (2006)

A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford. The detectives assigned the case are Min, newly reinstated after a ... See full summary »

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Sang-hoon Ahn
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Credited cast:
So-yeong Choo So-yeong Choo
Won-joong Jung Won-joong Jung
Hae-in Kim Hae-in Kim
Ok-bin Kim
Dong-Wook Lee ... Hyun-ki
Jong-su Lee Jong-su Lee ... Dong-min
Ju-hwan Lim Ju-hwan Lim ... Hyun-ki (young)
Yun-ah Song ... So-young
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A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford. The detectives assigned the case are Min, newly reinstated after a suspension, and Lee, a new transfer from forensics. Min has nightmares: a sexual assault that haunts her. She and Lee work well together, but soon two more deaths occur - each mysteriously poisoned, both friends of the ex-con. A fourth friend, a newly married doctor, is a suspect. But what has all this to do with the salt storehouse, a death ten years ago, and a missing girl? Can Min and Lee get to the bottom of it, or is the supernatural beyond a cop's reach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

28 June 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Haunted Village See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Production Co:

The Dream & Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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It'll be better to see a ghost than a pervert.
19 December 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

A Korean horror film from first-time (not counting a short) writer/director Sang-hoon Ahn. It is also a first film for TV actress So-yeong Choo, who plays a detective coming off suspension.

First, you would think the writers didn't miss a flick: The Grudge, One Missed Call, Shutter, or CSI. Min (So-yeong Choo) has a new partner straight from a year in Forensics. Can a film that borrows from so many present anything original? Several men die under mysterious circumstances after being visited by a long-haired ghost. Sound familiar. They are tied to a dead some 10 years ago.

What is good about the film is the cinematography and the sound, and the fact that it focuses on the detectives rather than the ghost or the victims. Min has a secret that probably drove her to become a detective.

Her partner has a secret, too.


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