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A Tale of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련)

장화, 홍련 (Jang-hwa, Hong-ryeon)

Directed by Kim Jee-woon (김지운)

Screenplay by


115min | Release date in South Korea :

Eun-joo, the stepmother, welcomes two sisters who come back home after recovering their health, but Su-mi, the elder sister, intentionally avoids her and Su-yeon, the younger sister, shows a smack of fear for her stepmother. On their first night, Su-yeon sneaks in Su-mi's room confessing there is someone in her room and Su-mi sees a ghost of her late mother who hung herself in Su-yeon's closet. Strange things begin to happen since then; a ghost haunts the house and stepmother's birds are poisoned to death. Assuming Su-yeon is behind the inauspicious incidents, the stepmother locks her in the closet, and when Su-mi learns about the cruel punishment, conflict between the stepmother and two sisters gets bitter than ever.
One day, Mu-hyun, the father goes to town and Su-mi finds there is no sign of her younger sister, Su-yeon and Su-mi sports Eun-joo dragging a big bag through the dark corridor leaving bloody stains behind her. Su-mi follows bloody trace of the bag and she confronts with Eun-joo on her way of tracking. They starts to fight vehemently and Su-mi falls down struck by Eun-joo in the end... A while later, Mu-hyun comes back to the house and founds Su-mi fallen on the floor alone and enraged Mu-hyun exclaims that Su-yeon was already dead¡¦ His exclamation awakes a series of memories and hidden secrets buried deep inside of Su-mi...


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 Produced by
 Oh Jeong-wan (오정완)
 Oh Ki-min (오기민)
bom film productions (영화사 봄)
International sales
CineClickAsia (CineClickAsia)
 Lee Byeong-woo (이병우)
 Lee So-yeong (이소영)
 Assistant director
 Oh Ki-min (오기민)
 Production department
 Ko Im-pyo (고임표)
 Jo Geun-hyeon (조근현)
 Art director
115 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85) Dolby SRD
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US $ 3.7 million
Festival(s) & award(s)
 - Umea Int'l Film Festival - (2003)
 -  - (2003)
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Airing dates : 2003/06/13
 United Kingdom 
 Korea, South - 2003/6/13

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Who sang sountracks of this drama? Please tell me about it.
2012-01-18 19:54:23
2009-03-13 10:15:53
in Ebert's way, thumbs up. I hope the Americans don't dissapoint.
i liked this movie alot, as i'am same for all that had seen it no one get it till the end, and i was going like what is going on??!! but it was a very good movie but it made me sad about her sis and all but i'd buy the dvd.
2009-03-03 14:05:41
2009-02-06 01:22:16
A well-made horror-thriller movie. It has a uniqe story with an unpredictable ending. I recommend it!
After watching it over and over again, it made sense. Best Korean horror movie I've seen in years.
2008-10-16 11:32:17
2008-05-27 06:29:01
the best , the best and the best
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