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Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale of Two Sisters) [Feb. 26th, 2005|08:15 pm]
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I feel so embarrassed. I just saw a movie and I have no clue what happened. But then, I'm not 100% certain I was supposed to be entirely enlightened at the end of Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale of Two Sisters)

Like recent Japanese horror movies like Ringu (The Ring) and Ju-On (The Grudge), Two Sisters is slated for an American remake. Hopefully, it won't make sense here, either.

Two Sisters is a beautful film even as it is a horrifying psycho-thriller along the lines of Hitchcock's Vertigo and Psycho. Always keeping the viewer off balance, and, refreshingly for this day and age, making the audience make up their own minds as to what was imagined and what really happened. The actors are terse and believable, and the house itself is a beautiful, patterned fifth star.

It's probably not going to be an easy film to see in the theatres (it's here in Boston for only one week), but it's well worth catching if you can, now, before it becomes supersized and cast with blonde actresses.
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From: kinkstarr
2005-02-27 11:50 am (UTC)
Whoa, I watched that almost one-and-a-half years ago. I vaguely remember that I didn't exactly get the point either, except the girl was a mental patient and her sister was actually dead.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2005-02-27 03:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah...it's from 2003, but we just got it here. I got that part, the sister being dead, but that was about it.

Although, there seemed to be some fogginess as to the stepmom and the older sister in those flashbacks. Not sure if it was freudian or just there wasn't really any stepmom, either.
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[User Picture]From: eryx_uk
2005-02-27 04:04 pm (UTC)
I got given this movie by a friend a few months back. Not the best Asian thiller/ghost story I've seen (check out The Eye and The Eye 2 for that), but enjoyable.

With regards to the stepmother, I got the sense that she was being haunted by the sister as well, which was why she could see and interact with her, when the father couldn't/didn't.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2005-02-27 11:21 pm (UTC)
Interesting idea...hm.
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