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Arang (아랑)

아랑 (A-rang)

Directed by Ahn Sang-hoon (안상훈)

Screenplay by , , , ,

Fear

97min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis

Veteran detective So-young and her rookie partner Hyun-gi happen onto an incendiary homicide case. While Hyun-gi is goofing up and distracting So-young, So-young senses that there is something wrong in the case. They discover that the present case is somehow related to the mysterious death of a girl ten years previously. At this point, So-young becomes plagued with nightmares in which the girl appears. And the serial killings continue . . .

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 Produced by
 Kim Jin (김진)
Staff
 Ko Im-pyo (고임표)
 Editor
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Martial arts director
Technics
97 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
www.arang2006.co.kr...
Videos
Trailer
On the set video
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Budget
US$ 3M
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Release date in South Korea : 2006/06/28
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2006.07.23 : 820,086 admissions (total)
As of 2006.07.16 : 727,524 admissions (total)
As of 2006.07.09 : 572,098 admissions (total)
As of 2006.07.02 : 306,280 admissions (total)

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Worth watching the whole movie before passing judgement. by brooks

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rang is a spooky crime/ghost/love story with a great ending!

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2007/09/16 14:09:02
Arang try it best being different, alas still fence in the very same old formula by cakra

B
ased on Korean folk tales, Arang is the latest variation in the tradition of long-haired-ghost that long plaguing Korean movies. Add some detective routine, Arang try it best being different, alas still fence in the very same old formula.

A veteran female detective with troubled past, So-young (Song Yoon-ah, Face), is investigating a series of homicide case. Assisted by a rookie cop, Hyun-gi (Lee Dong-wook), they try their best to reveal the killer. Soon they found that every victim is received email from the same sender before they died. They track the email from a website called 'Min-jung's Salt Storehouse'. As the plot progress and some appearing of a Kayako clone, the truth comes as over-the-top as a sappy Korean melodrama.

Yes, the director Ahn Sang-hoon, try to differ his works from the others Korean Horror with an attempt with a-whodunit-mystery. But, he seems neglecting to throw out the elements that now being the very lame formula for Asian horror. So, even the investigation routine somewhat interesting, the keep appearing of the ghost is irritating. He should try with more original effort or stick to the tale instead, rather than make Arang into another trashy horror movie.

I would not say Arang doesn't entertaining, because it does. But, it's not enough to be a fine watch, because it somewhat fail for satisfying either horror or thriller. If only it restraint to one objective and had more proper set-up and decent ending, I believe Arang will delivers.

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2008-03-15 14:56:15
2007-11-18 16:52:59
a sad ghost story...
Song Yoon Ah unnie is the best !! Aja, aja, Fighting!!
2007-07-19 02:28:57
2007-04-28 07:29:55
Yeah..Lee Dong-Wook goes to Indonesia...!! Oh happy happy day (hah?)
another Korean horror movie. What I like about this movie is the logic explanation of what's going on..Anyway, so sad that Dong-wook died in the end :( And he look very handsome..:)
2007-04-11 22:20:13
2007-03-02 09:19:07
Hi,my name is Joo Yoo-rin.Nice 2 meet u all.I love this movie soooooooo much.Lee Dong-wook,sarange!!!!!
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