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A Tale of Two Sisters

  • Film

Time Out says

Obviously fired up by his episode for Three, Kim plays the psycho-horror card in earnest in this modern-dress variation on the folktale about the wicked stepmother persecuting her husband's daughters. Sumi (Im) comes home from hospital to resume hostilities with her stepmother Eunjoo (Yeom, icily excellent); she leads the attack on behalf of her cowed sister Suyeon (Moon). Dad (Kim Gap-Su) seems oblivious to what's going on until the day Eunjoo drags the screaming Suyeon to a bedroom closet and locks her in. But not all is as it seems; there are two Caligari-esque twists, hard to guess, but perfectly consonant with the set-up. The atmosphere of mounting dread is matched by just-right performances, design and camerawork.
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Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Duration:114 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Kim Ji-Woon
  • Screenwriter:Kim Ji-Woon
  • Cast:
    • Yeom Jeong-Ah
    • Im Soo-Jung
    • Moon Geun-Young
    • Kim Gap-Su
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