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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 timider 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? Edit Translation

  • English
  • Русский
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 13, 2003
  • Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 3,575 users)
  • Ranked: #4539
  • Popularity: #805
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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21 people found this review helpful
Feb 3, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
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 from a film. I just had to have the soundtrack, and it didn't matter that it was mostly different variations of the same awesome song.

Acting-Story-Music-Visually... This movie impressed me all around.

There was a remake made of this film called "The Uninvited", but the story was completely revamped. Though the remake was entertaining, it doesn't come close to this version.

I absolutely recommend this movie! I bought it, and have rewatched it many times.

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10 people found this review helpful
May 2, 2013
Completed 2
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
It knocked me out of my socks and for good this time! It's not your usual scary movie, however I'll warn you that you're in it for some toss 'n turns, confusion, and unexpected scenes. This film isn't a film to be watched only once. In order to comprehend it well, it must be watched for a second time. Pay close attention to clues, scene details, and make sure you know how to connect the scenes together in order to unravel the actual storyline.

By the time the end arrives, your brain will result in confusion, however you'll find the film hits a full circle. You'll know this when you see it!

Storyline: Mysterious, dark, and disturbing. The house well sets the setting of the story with its old style furniture and flowery wallpaper.

Acting/Cast: Remarkable applause to the acting of the stepmother. Very convincing! The sisters' relationship is well portrayed. The father adds the extra which he is quite significant.

Music: The OST fits smoothly with certain parts of the story and well done with the spooky and horrific effects!

Since I never watched 'The Uninvited', this is my first horror film done by the South Koreans and I believe the original are always the best! If you're a true horror fan and enjoy stories with a psychological twist, take this movie for a whirlwind ride...

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  • Movie: A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jun 13, 2003
  • Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 3,575 users)
  • Ranked: #4539
  • Popularity: #805
  • Watchers: 6,083

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