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The Piper (2015)

Sonnim (original title)
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Shortly after the Korean war, a father and a son are wandering through the country and make a stop in a remote village, where strange and dangerous happenings occur.

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Kim Kwang-tae

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Kim Kwang-tae
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Cast

Credited cast:
Zach Aguilar Zach Aguilar ... Deok-Su (voice)
Woo-hee Chun ... Mi-sook
Dorah Fine ... (voice)
Chris Hackney ... Nam-soo (voice) (as Christopher Hackney)
Joon Lee ... Nam-soo
Sung-min Lee ... Village Head
Seung-ryong Ryu ... The father / Wandering musician
Goo Seung-Hyeon Goo Seung-Hyeon ... Yeong-nam
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South Korea after the Korean War. A father and also a musician is traveling with his son through the country to find a new home. They arrive at a remote village in the middle of the mountains. Though the people are polite, they seem also afraid of something. The father decides that they stay at night, because he thinks that they are just superstitious. But it turns out that the villagers are afraid because of supernatural and very deadly reason. Written by Anonymus

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

9 July 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Szczurolap See more »

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Compelling Slow-burn Horror
30 October 2018 | by silvio-mitsubishiSee all my reviews

A terrific film that, along with Train to Busan the following year, shows how far Korean horror has developed since The Host. Starting slowly, the story develops its characters and the sense of post-war suspicion well. Subtle clues, and some less subtle, gradually add to the sense of unease as the father earns the villagers' trust and friendship before they turn against him. The last third builds mercilessly towards its tragic conclusion. Despite nods to the Piper of Hamelin and The Fog, the film never feels derivative and the viewer is pulled along with the dripfeed of revelations. Well worth a watch.


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