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Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019)

Pastor Park works to expose suspicious religious groups. He's hired to look into the cult group Deer Mount. Meanwhile, Police Captain Hwang investigates a murder case and the main suspect is a member of the Deer Mount cult.

Director:

Jae-hyun Jang

Writers:

Kang Full (character created by: Svaha: The Sixth Finger), Jae-hyun Jang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoo Ji-Tae ... (as Ji-tae Yoo)
Jung-jae Lee ... Pastor Park (as Lee Jung-jae)
Lee Hang-na ... Park Eun-Hye
Jeong Min Park ... Jeong Na-han (as Jung-min Park)
Min Tanaka ... Nechoongtenpa
Jin Seon-kyu ... Monk Hae-an
Yoon Kyung-ho ... Cattle shed owner
Seung-Hyeon Ji ... Kim Chul-Jin
Suk Mun Suk Mun ... Myung-Hee
Jae-in Lee Jae-in Lee ... Geum-hwa
Sang-woo Lee ... Head Monk
Jin-young Jung ... Chief Hwang
Rae-Hyung Cha Rae-Hyung Cha ... Detective Jo
Cha Soon-bae ... general affairs Monk
Hong-pa Kim ... Prison governor (as Kim Hong-Fa)
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Pastor Park works to expose suspicious religious groups. He's hired to look into the cult group Deer Mount. Meanwhile, Police Captain Hwang investigates a murder case and the main suspect is a member of the Deer Mount cult.

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Nechoongtenpa, played by Japanese actor Tanaka Min, speaks with a discernible Japanese accent despite being from Tibet. See more »

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Highly recommended, for some.
24 March 2020 | by michaeljohnhardingSee all my reviews

The bad reviews are because it's complicated. Not a typical film. Unless you're looking for simple escapism, you will enjoy this one. Theological and existential. Loads of great scenes and set pieces.

Side to Korean culture I hadn't seen in movies. Buddhist monk with a Nespresso machine, youth offender prisons, quarries etc.

The plot has a lot of "in scene" detective work and characters working out what's going on, kind of like The Wire, but in this case the detective work involves complex Buddhist iconography and monastic structure. Some who prefer simple guts and kinetic story might struggle. Hence the bad reviews - most films are way more simple, the people who are unhappy are comparing it to those expectations.

For fans of the Wailing, cult obsessives, people with spiritual beliefs. I'm personally atheist but the depth of spiritual enquiry in this film really touched me. "How can there be a God in a world like this?"


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

20 February 2019 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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$17,607,783
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