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Muoi (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Horror | 26 July 2007 (South Korea)
"Muoi" charts the path of a Korean writer who travels to Vietnam in search of stories for her second novel. There she learns about a mystery centered around a century-old vengeful spirit.

Director:

Tae-kyeong Kim

Writers:

Zizak, Tae-kyeong Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anh Thu Anh Thu ... Muoi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anh-Thu Anh-Thu
Ye-ryeon Cha ... Seo-yeon
Anh Hong
So-hee Hong So-hee Hong
An Jo An Jo ... Yun-hui
Yong-tae Kim Yong-tae Kim
Dong-yeob Ko Dong-yeob Ko
Seong-Eon Lim Seong-Eon Lim
Binh Minh Binh Minh
Hye-ji Oh Hye-ji Oh
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"Muoi" charts the path of a Korean writer who travels to Vietnam in search of stories for her second novel. There she learns about a mystery centered around a century-old vengeful spirit.

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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea | Vietnam

Language:

Vietnamese | Korean

Release Date:

26 July 2007 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Meui See more »

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the backbone for the film includes the traditional Vietnamese dress, the Ao Dai. However, the version of the dress seen in the film is a much more recent (and the well known) creation (starting in 40's at the earliest). This contradicts the fact the legend of "Muoi" is a hundred years old. The Vietnamese co-producers should have forced the Korean director to change such a blatant mistake. See more »

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The best parts were the Vietnamese ones
30 September 2007 | by djepic1See all my reviews

This is one of the first times Korea has worked directly with Vietnamese producers and actors to create a feature length film. This is important to note because it is a joint production between a rich and developed industry (Korea) versus a very small and poor one (Vietnam). Although the film is thoroughly Korean in style and direction, the Vietnamese setting and supporting characters add a very nice touch.

The teaser trailer released actually has little to do with this film. It was almost like a separate 'fake' trailer. I find the premise of that more interesting than the story of the film.

The story has a lot of twists and is rather hard to comprehend. The best parts were definitely the Vietnamese 'flashbacks' presented a few times throughout the film. I wish there could have been more spoken dialogue in Vietnamese, however.

The film has a unique setting but it uses way too many East-Asian horror clichés. It almost becomes annoying and boring. Using 'cliches' is almost unavoidable in horror but depending on how talented the director is, he/she can present it in a new way.

Muoi tries to find its place within Korean horror but ultimately fails to bring anything worthy to the genre.

I recommend this film mainly in support of Vietnam.


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