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Spellbound (오싹한 연애)

오싹한 연애 (O-ssak-han Yeon-ae)

Directed by Hwang In-ho (황인호)

Screenplay by

Melodrama Romance

114min | Release date in South Korea :

Formerly known as "Chilling Romance" on HanCinema
“I see dead people” is a common phrase used in parody, but if it were true, as it is for the leading lady in “Spellbound,” it would be a shockingly terrifying trait to hold.
Ever since she was young, Yeo-ri (Son Ye-jin), has had the unnatural ability to see ghosts, and when they do appear, usually when she has company, unexpected things occur to the people around her. Yeo-ri chooses to isolate herself from the outside world but is approached by a street magician named Jo-goo (Lee Min-ki), who offers her a job in his show.

One year passes, and Yeo-ri ends up playing a part in the magician’s horror-themed act, in which she plays a ghost in a closet. Every day, Jo-goo’s staff successfully close the show and invite Yeo-ri for drinks, but she always rejects their offer. She is fully aware what will happen if she gets close to people.
When eventually Yeo-ri opens up to Jo-goo about her tragic and lonely life, things start to change for the both of them. Can Jo-Goo help her find a way out? Or will he be chased away by the ghosts like all of the other people in Yeo-ri’s life?
'Spellbound' is directed by Hwang In-ho, who had wrote '2 Faces of My Girlfriend' (2007) and 'Love Phobia' (2006).


Spellbound | Cast

  • Son Ye-jin (손예진)
    Son Ye-jin (손예진)
    Yeo-ri (여리)
  • Lee Min-ki (이민기)
    Lee Min-ki (이민기)
    Jo-goo (조구)
  • Park Cheol-min (박철민)
    Park Cheol-min (박철민)
    Pil-dong (필동)
  • Kim Hyeon-sook (김현숙)
    Kim Hyeon-sook (김현숙)
    Min-jeong (민정)
  • Lee Mi-do (이미도)
    Lee Mi-do (이미도)
    Yoo-jin (유진)
  • Sin Dong-hoon (신동훈)
    Sin Dong-hoon (신동훈)
    Ambulance worker (구급대원)
  • Yoon Ji-min (윤지민)
    Yoon Ji-min (윤지민)
    Seon-woo (선우)
  • Hwang Seung-eon (황승언)
    Hwang Seung-eon (황승언)
    Lee Joo-hee (이주희)
  • Lee Hyeon-jin-I (이현진)
    Lee Hyeon-jin-I (이현진)
    Gi-woo (기우)
  • Eom Tae-goo (엄태구)
    Eom Tae-goo (엄태구)
    Magic Show Producer (마술쇼 피디)
    Kim Soo-ji (김수지)
    Female Magic Show Attendee (마술쇼 객석녀)
    Kim So-hee (김소희)
    Yeo-ri's Mother (여리엄마)
    Cha Ah-reum (차아름)
    Yeo-ri's Younger Sibling (여리동생)
  • Jeong Mi-nam (정미남)
    Jeong Mi-nam (정미남)
    Man at Arranged Date (맞선남)
    Sin Yoon-hwan (신윤환)
    Boy Ghost (남자아이 귀신)
    Han Sang-cheol (한상철)
    Father of Boy Ghost (남자아이 귀신아빠)
    Kim Hye-sook (김혜숙)
    Black Fairy (검은천녀)
  • Song Ji-in (송지인)
    Song Ji-in (송지인)
    Flight attendant (승무원)
    Gong Soo-min (공수민)
    Sister Ghost #1 (자매귀신1)
    Kim Soo-min (김수민)
    Sister Ghost #2 (자매귀신2)
    Ahn Soo-ho (안수호)
    Ambulance Team Leader (구급대장)
    Im Jae-hoon (임재훈)
    Street Magician (거리마술사)
  • Yeom Hyeon-seo (염현서)
    Yeom Hyeon-seo (염현서)
    Little Kid (꼬마)
  • Kim Yoon-hee (김윤희)
    Kim Yoon-hee (김윤희)
    Reporter (기자)
  • Lee Won (이원)
    Lee Won (이원)
    Magic Show Staff Member (마술쇼스텝)
    Han Sang-joon (한상준)
    Magic Show Staff Member (마술쇼스텝)
    Lee Mi-kyeong (이미경)
    Magic Show Staff Member (마술쇼스텝)
    Park Jae-woo (박재우)
    Magic Show Staff Member (마술쇼스텝)
    Jeon Si-woo (전시우)
    Magic Show Staff Member (마술쇼스텝)
    Choi Woo-jin (최우진)
    Magic Show Staff Member (마술쇼스텝)
    Tae-ri (태리)
    Magic Show Staff Member (마술쇼스텝)
  • Jo Ah-ra (조아라)
    Jo Ah-ra (조아라)
    Magic Show Staff Member (마술쇼스텝)
    Lee Yeong-min (이영민)
    Magic Show Staff Member (마술쇼스텝)

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CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Lee Jae-jin (이재진)
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Martial arts
114 min 
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Airing dates : 2011/12/01
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2012.02.05 : 3,007,066 admissions (total)
As of 2012.01.29 : 3,006,897 admissions (total)
As of 2012.01.22 : 3,006,502 admissions (total)
As of 2012.01.15 : 2,999,063 admissions (total)
As of 2012.01.01 : 2,829,215 admissions (total)
As of 2011.12.25 : 2,545,345 admissions (total)
As of 2011.12.18 : 2,171,340 admissions (total)
As of 2011.12.11 : 1,414,050 admissions (total)
As of 2011.12.04 : 487,902 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.27 : 6,745 admissions (total)

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Horror+Romance+Comedy= by leonidas

reative and interesting. Yet, there are so many stops, the movie never takes off. Another reviewer said, "loses momentum halfway." This film makes a brave attempt to mash difficult genres. The end result is a dish that is hard to swallow, but edible. 

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