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The Cat (고양이: 죽음을 보는 두 개의 눈)

고양이: 죽음을 보는 두 개의 눈 (Go-hyang-i: Jook-eum-eul Bo-neun Doo Gae-eui Noon)

Directed by Byun Seung-wook (변승욱)

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106min | Release date in South Korea :

"The Cat: Eyes that Sees Death"
An unlikely protagonist slinks around in “The Cat,” which follows So-yeon (Park Min-yeong), a pet groomer who suffers from claustrophobia stemming from a childhood experience.
One day, one of So-yeon’s customers dies on the elevator, leaving her cat Bi-dan behind. The mystery of who killed the woman on the elevator is unknown, and the cat is the only witness. As the police begin their investigation, they ask So-yeon to take care of Bi-dan. But something strange happens to So-yeon from the day she brings Bi-dan home.
So-yeon starts having nightmares in which she sees a little girl who keeps coming back to haunt her dreams. Afraid and unsure of what this might mean, So-yeon starts investigating the mystery of the cat and the death of its owner when her closest friend, who has also recently gotten a cat, dies.
The film was invited to participate in the 64th Cannes Film Festival Film Market, where its distribution rights were sold to three companies in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.
Critics at Cannes said that the movie is scary yet fascinating and ultimately appealing.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] In Defense of "The Cat"

    Byun Seung-wook's "The Cat" has been misjudged and misunderstood. Before writing this I came across a number of reviews citing numerous issues they had with the film. These criticisms largely stemmed from examining the film as strictly a 'horror' film and how the conventions of the genre weren't well executed within it. In addition, "The Cat" was seen to contain poor tonal and thematic motifs, impotently embossing its narrative with soft-core techniques and themes that resulted in nothing more than an average viewing experience. This displeased me because my initial reaction to the film was very positive. After some thought and reflection on the film, I began to formulate some of reasons I found this film to be not only entertaining but thought provoking as well,...More

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 Produced by
 Lee Chang-dong (이창동)
 Lee Dong-ha-IV (이동하)
 Lee Joon-dong (이준동)
 Lee Jung-hwa-I (이정화)
 Byun Seung-wook (변승욱)
 Lee Joon-dong (이준동)
 Production department
 Lee Jae-jin-III (이재진)
 Score composer
 Kim Woo-taek (김우택)
 Production department
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106 min 
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Airing dates : 2011/07/07
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2011.07.31 : 669,099 admissions (total)
As of 2011.07.24 : 659,658 admissions (total)
As of 2011.07.17 : 594,514 admissions (total)
As of 2011.07.10 : 365,295 admissions (total)

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Sounds like rubbish. Unfortunately it seems South Korea isn't ready yet to make a good pet themed movie.
2011-04-04 10:07:04
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