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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
Synopsis
“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).

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Production
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Lee Jae-jin (이재진)
 Musician
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Martial arts
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114 min 
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www.ossak2011.co.kr...
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Airing dates : 2011/12/01
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
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

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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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