A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Family Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 17, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - South Korea  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This supernatural horror film from Kim Jee-woon is inspired by the ancient Korean folktale "Jangha and Hongryun." Set in an isolated lakeside house, it begins with two young girls, Su-mi (Im Su-jung) and Su-yeon (Mun Geun-yeong), returning home after a period of hospitalization following the death of their mother. In the meantime, their father Mu-Hyun (Kim Gab-su) has married Eun-joo (Yeom Jeong-ah), whom the girls obviously despise. Strange, violent visions begin to disturb Su-mi and she becomes convinced that Eun-joo is keeping a dark secret from the family. The American remake rights to A Tale of Two Sisters were sold to Dreamworks SKG in 2003.

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Korean [nationality], stepmother, sister, mental-breakdown, suicide