A Tale of Two sisters
by Kim Jee-woon
Director: Kim Jee-won
Screenplay: Kim Jee-hwon,
loosely based upon Korean folklore tale Janghwa Hongryeon Jeon
Cinematography: Lee Mo-gae
Editing: Lee Hyeon-mi
Sound: Kim Kyung-taek, Choi Tae-young
Music: Lee Byung-woo
Casting: Kim Kap-su, Yunn Jung-ah, Lim Su-jeong, Moon Geun-young
Production: Oh Jeong-wan
35 mm, color, 115 min, OV Korean with French subtitles
Forbidden to under 12 years.
Two sisters live recluse in a remote mansion with their father and stepmother. Upon the visit of her uncle and his wife, strange things start to happen. The guests have frightening visions, while the stepmother’s pets are dropping dead.
The film is loosely based on a popular Korean fairy tale entitled Janghwa Hongryeon jeon, which has been adapted to film several times. It is also the highest-grossing Korean horror film and the first to be screened in American theatres.