Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003, KOR) C-115m. ** D: Kim Ji-Woon. Starring Kim Kap-su, Yum Jung-ah, Lim Su-jeong, Mun Geun-yeong. Difficult Korean cult mystery chiller about two sisters, who return to their father's home after spending time in a mental institution. Ever since their mother died, their stepmother has made life difficult for them. Now a ghost seems to be haunting their house. Why, and who is it? Movie keeps you on-edge for most of the time, but since little is explained, the effect of this is muted. May require multiple viewings. Written by the director. Based on a Korean folktale, which was filmed before in 1956, 1962 and 1972. English title: A TALE OF TWO SISTERS.

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