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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun-hee Ko Jun-hee Ko ... Hye-young
Mi-Yeong Yang Mi-Yeong Yang
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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:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Connections

Version of Hänsel und Gretel (1954) See more »

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A more dark and screwed up fairy tale
15 October 2010 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

The original Hansel and Gretel story is a pretty dark fairy tale. This is basically a darker version with a similar concept but mainly different story overall. It's a dark horror movie with vivid and bright colors. The plot is about some guy who gets into a car accident and finds a young mysterious girl when he wakes up, she soon takes him to her family home. Which is a very fairy tale like home, even the inside of the home as well with bunch of sweets. Soon things start to get really creepy, especially the 3 children, one of them being especially annoying. The characters in this is pretty awkward at times, but it doesn't take away from the movie, but adds more mystery around it. The film is pretty cliché at first and predictable, but as the film goes on and on, it gets pretty good and entertaining to some degree. And at least the mystery of what is going on kept me interested, since I wanted to find out what is exactly going on. So the script is passable and is pretty decent, but could have been stronger especially in the beginning where it started to become a bit dull and dragged out a bit as well. Despite some flaws, there are still some good aspect in this movie as well. The set up is done pretty well and the cinematography is beautiful to look at, at times.

7/10


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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:

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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