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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Janghwa, Hongryeon (original title)
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

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(as Kim Jee-woon)

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(screenplay) (as Kim Jee-woon)
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Cast

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Sun-kyu
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Su-mi's Doctor
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Mrs. Bae (Su-mi's and Su-yeon's Mother)
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Storyline

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery. Written by Anonymous

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Every family has its dark secrets. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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13 June 2003 (South Korea)  »

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A Tale of Two Sisters  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$94,923 (Hong Kong) (22 August 2003)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the original story, the sisters' names are Janghwa and Hongryeon (Rose Flower and Red Lotus). In the movie, they are Su-mi and Su-yeon (still meaning Rose and Lotus). See more »

Goofs

In the hospital scenes, there is no scar on the back of Su-mi's hand. See more »

Quotes

Bae Soo-yeon: Did you go to my room?
Bae Soo-mi: [nods] Hmm.
Bae Soo-yeon: Who was it?
Bae Soo-mi: That woman.
Bae Soo-yeon: Stepmom?
Bae Soo-mi: [nods] Hmm. It's strange.
Bae Soo-yeon: What is?
Bae Soo-mi: That woman is strange. And so is this house.
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Connections

Version of Janghwa Heungryeonjeon (1956) See more »

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Top notch South Korean horror.
8 June 2004 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"A Tale of Two Sisters" is a brilliant South Korean psychological horror that left me speechless.The film offers some delicious moments of ghastly horror and is extremely creepy.The small cast of actors is truly excellent,with lead Im Soo-jung being especially memorable in the lead role.The direction by Kim Ji-woon is well-handled and the cinematography is absolutely gorgeous.The plot is slightly confusing,but some scenes are wonderfully eerie.The action is rather slow,but I was not bored in the slightest;I was extremely curious and intrigued.The house,where the film takes place looks incredibly menacing and isolated."A Tale of Two Sisters" is along with "Ringu" and "Kairo" one of the most original Asian horror films I have ever seen.Watch this masterpiece as soon as possible.My rating:10 out of 10.


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