The set design is delightful. South Korea If this was released tomorrow, with an American production and let’s say His face changes to an old man’s face as he passes the door. Into the Mirror It is a film that is just good enough to keep you hanging around to the end, at which point you leave the theatre feeling vaguely let down. View All Critic Reviews

Busan International Short Film Festival. But it’s done so clumsily that nothing remotely spooky emerges. Man-bok stops in front of a mysterious door to a room, putting down the notebook that the siblings have been working on throughout the movie. Sure, the film is a bit long. Genuinely ghoulish and grim in the best Brothers Grimm tradition. A year later on Christmas, Eun-soo has married Hae-young, and they have a baby boy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But the book tells a story of none other than himself! The treatment of storytelling as a theme and a way to develop the plot was really interesting, but the children really didn’t exude the ominously dark power that seemed to govern their world him the forest and frighten their captives into obeying their childish whims, and this completely undermined Eun-Soo’s ordeal and made, what would have been the more thrilling story elements, seem a bit dull.

Pil-sunfabout an overweight teenage boy who is left home alone with his senile grandfather, was invited to the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. What it is is a well made Twilight Zone type dark fantasy.

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When Eun-soo gets lost pil-usng a country road, he meets a mysterious girl and is led to her fairytale-like house in the middle of the forest. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It’s a very slow film, with a third act that might have benefitted from a little pruning, but it’s worth the journey to understand the destination. It is a film that is just good enough to keep you hanging around to the end, at which pul-sung you leave the theatre feeling vaguely let down. The Doll Master A beautiful film, really atmospheric.


Yim Pil-sung

Full Cast and Crew. This is not a retelling of a fairy tale. During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point.

His collection of news clippings of Deacon Byun now revealed to be a serial killer and religious cult leader who is apparently missing suggests that it was real. Don’t have an account? This is consummate filmmaking, where every frame beguiles and unnerves in equal measure.

This section contains content that is written like an advertisement. The couple were in midst of a quarrel when Jung-soon accidentally stepped on shards of broken glass while playing, angering Man-bok who used his powers to almost force the husband’s hand into a boiling pot of soup – this made the couple wary of their actions in fear of Man-bok taking their lives.

An ex-cop, now working as a security guard in a shopping mall, tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors.

But the film loses its tension in a baggy final act that overexplains the secret of the house. Not gory, but there is a little blood.

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He also notices that Byun’s wife had disappeared after accusing Jung-soon for stealing her ring. This movie is basically James…. By using this site, you agree to the Terms hanseel Use and Privacy Policy.

He had agreed to appear in the film in exchange for Bong co-writing the screenplay to Antarctic Journal. They refuse, saying adults will always be bad, against which Eun-soo argues that if they continued their doings, they would end up to be the same.

A year later on Christmas, Eun-soo has married Hae-young, and they have a baby boy. I was expecting a sick film about a man who gets taken hostage by a murdering, pil–sung family and he had to escape.


Share this Rating Title: The director may unwisely opt for a lachrymose denouement that ruffles the carefully sustained mood, but this delightfully grim horror is worth seeking out – just follow the breadcrumb trail of gfetel reviews. The story gets a bit convoluted as it rolls on, rushing through a few too many plot points and explanations, but slowly builds the layers of dread. Yim Pil-sung born May 13, pi,-sung a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

The following day, Eun-soo finds the children yimm his every move; later, he makes a failed attempt to leave the house. Mar 27, Rating: Already have an account? I was expecting ‘Tim Burton by way of Asian horror. But financing problems halted production; it resumed inand the film was released in But I felt like they were all shot down because of one big reason among hsnsel few – it’s painfully slow.

Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival Into the Mirror It makes you sympathise for the characters and almost changes into a completely different genre which is very original.

I was genuinely interested in where this was going during the first act. Popular horror web-comic artist Ji Yoon finds life imitating her own work when her publisher turns up dead in a way, precisely mirrors the images in her latest comic. But it fell off quickly.

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