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A Tale Of Two Sisters Movie Review

Updated on February 2, 2013

A Korean Horror/Drama - © Sarah Masson 2011

A Tale Of Two sisters is a Korean film with English subtitles. I watched it with my friend last night and I found it very strange but interesting, that is why I've decided to write about it. It tells the story of two sisters who after being away, return home to their father and their cruel stepmother. The step mother harrasses the younger sister (Su-Yeon) and the older sister (Su-Mi) tries to let their father know and tries to help her sister, who she is very protective of. Since they have returned strange things start happening in the house and I will admit that I had a couple of frights along the way.

Su-Mi has some flashbacks throughout the movie which I found so quick that I struggled to understand what was going on. There is talk of a closet in the movie which is brought up a number of times and their real mother is also mentioned. By the end of the movie most things were explained but some things I am still unsure of. I looked up the movie on the internet and read about it but didn't find out any extra information that I already didn't know.

The horror scenes in this movie were pretty spooky. The girls were brilliant actors. The story has a massive twist and I love a good twist. I love trying to figure out what's happening and really appreciate a movie if I can't guess what it is, and that is exactly what happened with this movie. I did enjoy it although I wish things had been explained in a bit more detail.

If you love foreign films and like a good psychological thriller then I suggest you give this a go and see what sense you make of it (and maybe let me know too haha) or if you have already seen it, what did you think? Did it all make sense and add up to you? Did you like it or dislike it?

Written and directed by Ji-woon Kim Feature length: 115 minutes

I am going to watch some foreign films and make a list of the ones that I like best.



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    • spookyfox profile image


      7 years ago from Argentina

      This is one of the few horror movies that has really scared me, plus there are lots of psychological explanations and subtleties and symbolism, which I love. I was puzzled by the ending, so I did a bit of research and there are extensive, very complete explanations in the IMDb forums, so you should go there if you want to find some interesting stuff you probably haven't noticed. I think it's one of those movies that's worth rewatching, and I probably will soon. Maybe I'll even do a review of my own :)

    • Sarah Masson profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Let me know what you think :)

    • KristenGrace profile image


      8 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Wow - Actually, I'm not typically the biggest fan of foreign films, but I must say this one looks like a winner because I certainly like horror. I will check this out! Thanks for writing this review!


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