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Hansel and Gretel (2007)

Henjel gwa Geuretel (original title)
After meeting an mysterious girl on an dark stretch of road, a young salesman is invited to a beautiful house with bizarre secrets and no way to escape.

Director:

Pil-sung Yim (as Pil-Sung Yim)

Writers:

Ji-hye Kim (adaptation), Min-sook Kim (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeong-myeong Cheon ... Eun-Soo
Eun Won-jae Eun Won-jae ... Man-bok
Eun-kyung Shim ... Young Hee
Ji-hee Jin ... Jung Soon
Hee-soon Park ... Deacon Byun Ji-wan / Weonjang
Lydia Park Lydia Park ... Kyeong-suk (Deacon's Wife)
Kyeong-ik Kim Kyeong-ik Kim ... Young-sik (Father)
Young-nam Jang Young-nam Jang ... Soo-jeong (Mother)
Eun-joo Kim Eun-joo Kim ... Hye-yeong (Eun-soo's girlfriend) (as Kim Eun-joo)
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Mi-Yeong Yang Mi-Yeong Yang
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Storyline

After meeting an mysterious girl on an dark stretch of road, a young salesman is invited to a beautiful house with bizarre secrets and no way to escape.

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

27 December 2007 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Hansel and Gretel See more »

Filming Locations:

Busan, South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,218,136
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Asian Film at its Imaginative Best
13 February 2011 | by JacobsnemesisSee all my reviews

The world of film is currently saturated with Horror films similar to Saw and Hostel. In fact, to the average cinema goer, films such as Saw probably define the Horror genre. However, it is currently Asia that is producing the most original, surprising Horror films that last much longer in the memory than anything produced and distributed in the States.

It is therefore no surprise that Hansel and Gretel continues the tradition of outstanding Asian Horror film with its aim to entertain the audience with a good story as well as shocks.

There have been many similarities with this film to some of Guillermo Del Toro's work such as Pan's Labyrinth or The Orphanage. Initially, these comparisons seem to be wide of the mark, but as the last third of the film unravels, the similarities become clearer. In fact, it is in this final third that the film is at its strongest as things start to come together and the final twists are revealed.

All of the actors are brilliant, particularly the three youngsters at the heart of the story. They are very convincing in their roles and add some emotional weight to the film.

Overall, I would highly recommend this film to anyone that wants to see an original story that is full of imagination. A credit to the genre.


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