Korea in year 1938. Joo-ran is a sickly girl who is transferred to the Gyeongseong Boarding School for ill girls. She is given a new name; Shizuko. At first life seems to be not different from other boarding schools. Joo-ran learns that before she came, another girl named Shizuko had suddenly left the school without saying goodbye to her friends. Soon after other girls in the class are reported to have gone home as well, after disappearing in odd circumstances. Now the young girl is confident, that there is something wrong about the Gyeongseong School. Joo-ran starts a risky research to uncover the secrets surrounding the school, which puts her life in danger.Written by
During the argument between the Japanese officer and the Headmistress, the officer's haircut is very casual by Japanese military standards of that era. It looks more like a contemporary style. It's doubtful that a Japanese officer, or enlisted soldier, would have been allowed to wear his hair in such a way, as the style would more likely have been either closely cropped or very closely trimmed along the edges. See more »
Small tape recorders like that shown in the film didn't exist then. See more »
I actually really enjoyed this movie
As someone who knows next to nothing about what makes a movie "good" and has no standards, I liked this movie. It certainly wasn't "horror", but it had good twists and the ending made me cry because I'm a baby who cries about everything. It was all very well acted and good enough (for me) to watch like 3 times. If you too have low movie standards, you'll probably enjoy this.
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