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The Witch: Part 1 - The Subversion (2018)

Manyeo (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Mystery | 27 June 2018 (South Korea)
A high school student with amnesia tries to uncover what has happened to her. All leading her into deeper troubles ultimately revealing a darkness she could not have imagined.

Director:

Hoon-jung Park

Writer:

Hoon-jung Park
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Cast

Credited cast:
Da-mi Kim ... Koo Ja Yoon
Min-soo Jo ... Dr. Baek
Woo-sik Choi ... Male English-Speaking Witch
Go Min-Si Go Min-Si ... Myung-Hee
Hee-soon Park ... Mr. Choi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seung-chul Baek ... Farming Supply Store Owner
Jung-woo Choi Jung-woo Choi ... Teacher Koo
Jung Da-Eun Jung Da-Eun ... Female English-Speaking Witch
Kim Ha-Na Kim Ha-Na ... Young Ja-yoon
Woorim Jung ... Jeju Sonyeo
Byeong-ok Kim ... Police Officer Do
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon ... Director Go
Ju-won Lee Ju-won Lee ... President Seong
Woo Min-Kyu Woo Min-Kyu ... Farming Supply Store Owner's Son
Mi-hee Oh Mi-hee Oh ... Teacher Koo's wife
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A high school student with amnesia tries to uncover what has happened to her. All leading her into deeper troubles ultimately revealing a darkness she could not have imagined.

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Plot Keywords:

witness | amnesia | school | See All (3) »

Genres:

Action | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Rumored to be part one of a trilogy. See more »

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Wickedly wild witchery.......
6 June 2019 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The Witch starts off comfortably enough with a very Korean domestic teen vibe. I found it a little annoyingly sugary at times and overstated. That said, it does set the scene nicely for the stark contrast, that comes next.

This film is extraordinarily frenetic, action packed and violent. Certainly once it gets started its never ever boring but the mayhem can get a little exhausting at times. Its not one for the faint hearted but if you enjoyed films like the John Wick franchise, you will, I suspect, love this one.

What helps lift The Witch above a lot of other similar films is an intriguing and intricate story and in some cases, genuinely excellent acting.

A worthwhile watch. 7/10.


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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

27 June 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Witch: Part 1 - The Subversion See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

KRW6,000,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,343,708
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Peppermint & Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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