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Haunters (2010)

Cho-neung-ryeok-ja (original title)
Cho-In can control other people's minds when they are within his field of sight.Except one man.

Director:

Min-suk Kim

Writer:

Min-suk Kim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dong-won Gang ... Cho-in (as Dong-won Kang)
Soo Go ... Im Gyoo-nam
Jung Eun-chae ... Yeong-sook
Da-kyeong Yoon Da-kyeong Yoon ... Hyo-sook
Duk-moon Choi ... Abby
Abu Dod Abu Dod ... Bubba
Enes Kaya Enes Kaya ... Ali
Kyung-Mo Yang Kyung-Mo Yang ... Young Cho-in
Hyun Joong Kang Hyun Joong Kang ... Taxi driver
Seo-won Kim Seo-won Kim ... Constable Choi
Gyeseon Kim Gyeseon Kim ... Officer Jang
Seong-min Kim Seong-min Kim ... Bank employee
Moon Yong Chan Moon Yong Chan ... Old man with aid
Hye-Ryeong Hong Hye-Ryeong Hong ... Old woman in restaurant
Heo Myeong Haeng Heo Myeong Haeng ... Cook
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Storyline

After losing his job at a scrap metal yard, Kyu-Nam finds a new job at a small pawn shop named Utopia. He is immediately drawn to the family atmosphere at Utopia, working with his new boss Jung-Sik and boss's daughter Young-Sook. Unfortunately for Kyu-Nam, his moment of happiness will only be fleeting. Cho-In lived through a brutal childhood. He has had to use a prosthetic leg since an early age, grew up with an abusive father and lived with a mother who at one point attempted to kill her own son out of despair. Cho-In also possesses an awe-inspiring supernatural gift. Cho-In can control other people's minds when they are within his field of sight. One fateful day, Cho-In walks into the Utopia pawn shop to steal whatever money exists in the safe. Not expecting much resistance, Cho-In is surprised to find one man at the Utopia pawn shop is able to break free from his mind control abilities. That man is Kyu-Nam. Cho-In then resorts to killing the owner of pawn shop to make his escape. ... Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

At the junkyard scene where the workers are eating, the scene is set up like Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting. There are a total of thirteen workers sitting in one row, and the man in the middle who did not pay for his lunch ticket is "Jesus Christ". See more »

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Spoofs Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Great movie
19 July 2012 | by JazukaiXSee all my reviews

The description of this movie alone convinced me to watch it, and the cover said it was better than any superhero film, and I'd say they weren't far off.

It reflects a very Korean style; kind of unsure about what genre it wants to be, switching between drama and comedy, but having just enough character development to have you care about the important characters but not explaining anything you don't need to know, held up by great actors.

There's some very memorable scenes in this film, and some very memorable performances, along side a great story, similar in some ways to American films like Unbreakable and Chronicle. The score to the film was also good, and quite fitting, while not necessarily memorable.

Overall I give the movie 8/10 and recommend it to anyone wanting to see a semi-dramatic movie with many entertaining, exciting, superheroesque themes.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

10 November 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Haunters See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,443,879
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Production Co:

Zip Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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