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A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (South Korea, 2003)

Directed by Ji-woon Kim. Cast: Yeom Jeong-A, Im Soo-Jung, Moon Geun-Young, Kim Kab-Su. Something strange is happening when Su-mi and her younger sister, Su-yeon, come home to their father's large but dark and somewhat foreboding house after a stay in the hospital. Their dad is taciturn and burdened, and their stepmother, Eun-joo, greets them with forced enthusiasm and more than a little sense of irritation. But that's nothing compared to what happens when bedtime rolls around. Special features: Commentary with director, cinematographer and lighting director ; Commentary with director and stars ; Original promotional footage ; Hidden feature: a letter from Su-yeon. 115 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
See also:
Choi, Jinhee. "A Cinema of Girlhood: Sonyeo Sensibility and the Decorative Impulse in the Korean Horror Cinema." In: Horror to the extreme : changing boundaries in Asian cinema / edited by Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], c2009. (Moffitt Reserves PN1995.9.H6 H757 2009)
Hoskin, Dave. "Roses and Lotuses: A Tale of Two Sisters." Metro Quarterly. Winter2005, Issue 145, p88-92, 5p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Seet, K. K. "Mothers and Daughters: Abjection and the Monstrous-Feminine in Japan's Dark Water and South Korea's A Tale of Two Sisters." Camera Obscura, vol. 24, no. 71 [2], pp. 139-159, 2009 Full-text of this article / review is available:UCB users only

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