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Sum-bakk-og-jil (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 14 August 2013 (South Korea)
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A missing brother. Hide and seeks codes. A shocking truth for two different families and the struggle to save their families from someone who is already living inside their house.

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Joon Won Jung
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Jung-hee Moon ... Joo-hee (as Jung-Hee Moon)
Hyeon-ju Son ... Seong-soo
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Seong-soo, a successful businessman who lives with the perfect family in a luxury apartment, has secrets and mysophobia about his one and only brother. One day, he goes to see his brother after a phone call about him missing and sees weird symbols all over the house and he meets Joo-hee who knows his brother. "Please tell him to stop looking at my daughter. Joo-hee lives alone with her daughter but lives in fear of someone watching them. Seong-soo looks around carefully at the old apartment and realizes the symbols mean gender and numbers of people.Seong-soo returns to his from his brother's and notices a familiar symbol written next to the bell of his house too. Written by anonymous

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11 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Korean writer/director Jung Huh made this fascinating film in 2013 to great critical acclaim. It is a well-sculpted movie and surprisingly is more understated than the usual fare from these films.

Seong-soo (Heyeon-ju Son)), a successful businessman who lives with the perfect family in a luxury apartment, has secrets and mysophobia (pathological fear of contamination and germs) about his one and only brother. One day, he goes to see his brother after a phone call about him being missing and sees weird symbols all over the house and he meets Joo-hee (Jung-Hee Moon) who knows his brother. "Please tell him to stop looking at my daughter. Joo-hee lives alone with her daughter but lives in fear of someone watching them. Seong-soo looks around carefully at the old apartment and realizes the symbols mean gender and numbers of people. Seong-soo returns to his home from his brother's and notices a familiar symbol written next to the doorbell of his house, too. And the mystery thriller sails to a strange conclusion.

In Korean with English subtitles, this is a bizarre little jewel of a film, well worth watching.


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