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Red Shoes (분홍신)

분홍신 (Boon-hong-sin)

Directed by Kim Yong-gyun (김용균)

Screenplay by


103min | Release date in South Korea :

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 Produced by
 Kim-Jho Gwang-soo (김조광수)
Showbox (쇼박스)
 Lee Byeong-woo (이병우)
 Score composer
 Sin Min-kyeong (신민경)
 Lee Seong-tae (이성태)
 Directing department
 Hwang Seong-wook (황성욱)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Jung Do-an (정도안)
 Special effects
 Kim Tae-hoon-II (김태훈)
 Computer graphics
 Kim Tae-seong (김태성)
 Music department
 Lee Hyung-deok (이형덕)
 Cinematographer B team
Technical Information
103 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2005/06/30
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2005.07.24 : 958,091 admissions (total)
As of 2005.07.17 : 860,776 admissions (total)
As of 2005.07.10 : 685,471 admissions (total)
As of 2005.07.03 : 321,817 admissions (total)

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I loved this creepy horror film, and i dont know why! by brooks

y wife watched this with me and deducted that a women had written the script. She decided that only one who has an obsession with shoes could fully understand the struggle of all the people in this movie for the right to posses or be possesed by the Red Shoes. I did not give it a full 10 because of the slightly confusing ending. Ive read that there is a directors cut which clears up that confusion.

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I like this movie. Very scary and not boring.
2008-01-01 19:13:21
2007-08-19 23:20:47
more like pink shoes
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