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Su Mi and Su Yeon return home after an extended illness and hospital stay. Things have not been the same since their mother passed away. Their return is welcomed by Eun Joo, their stepmother. It's evident that Su Mi, the older and stronger of the two, isn't afraid to speak her mind when it comes to their family troubles. Su Yeon is more timid and wary of their stepmother and looks to Su-mi for help. Continually picked on and harassed by their stepmother, the two have no choice but to endure the relationship for their father's sake. Su Mi promises Su Yeon that she will never let their stepmother beat them again. Unexplainable things start to occur at the house. Something has changed, no one knows what it is, but the sisters can feel it. On their first night back, Su Yeon hears someone running up the stairs, opening her door, and walking up to her bed. As soon as she pulls the covers over her head, they are pulled right off, yet no one is around. Could it be their stepmother trying to torment them? Or could it be that there's something more sinister at work, a supernatural force in the houses that wants to drive everyone away?

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  • Feb 2, 2012 1 of 1 episodes seen
    manicmuse
    17 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  10
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    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  10
    • Rewatch Value  10
    This is one of my favorite movies. I watched it expecting just another scary ghost story, but it turned out to be much more original than that. This story unfolds so well that I immediately wanted to rewatch it, and catch all the things I missed the first time. I will admit that the story can be a little confusing at times, and some scenes are very abstract/surreal, but by the end it all comes together brilliantly.

    Im Soo Jung is really great as Su mi, and I loved the tension between her and Yeom Jeong-ah, and her sweet relationship with Moon Geun Young.

    The cinematography is absolutely beautiful.

    The music by Lee Byung Woo has become of one of my all time favorite musical pieces
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  • Jul 23, 2011 1 of 1 episodes seen
    Yeon
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  9
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    • Acting/Cast  10
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    • Rewatch Value  8
    This movie is exceptional in part by its history and another by its cast.

    The mystery is here until the end and leave a print in doubt even after completion.

    The atmosphere created by the decor is impressive, stressful and disturbing, as well as the soundtrack that fits perfectly with the situations.

    The acting is particularly striking, especially stepmother's one.

    Emotions, thrills and bursts guaranteed.
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A Tale of Two Sisters

A Tale of Two Sisters

Title

  • Main Title: A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Native title: 장화, 홍련
  • Also Known as: Janghwa, Hongryeon

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
    TypeMovie
    Network0
  • Aired: June 13, 2003
  • # of Episodes 1
    Average Duration 1 hr. 55 min. per episode
  • Genres: Drama, Horror, Psychological

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  • Score: 7.58 (scored by 1,493 user)
  • Ranked: #381
  • Popularity: #160
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3.8 stars - based on 1,493 votes

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