The premise of this popular movie is in reality loosely in accordance with "Janghwa Hongreyon joen", a folktale from the Joseon dynasty. Kim Jee-woon"s take at the tale contains a rather dark mental element, whilst still keeping one of the folktales long-established topics of resentment and torment. those negative emotions are centred on the 2 sister"s stepmother Eun-joo (Yeom Jeong-ah), who was once once an in-house nurse for the Soo-mi and Soo-yeon"s (Moon Geun-young) unwell mother. Have witnessed Eun-joo flirting with her father, Soo-mi starts to strongly resent her items and does no longer try to hide her ill-gotten feelings.
The motion pictures pacing could also be a fascinating issue. Its first part is fairly slow. Shots are held longer, there is numerous manipulation of intensity in the frame, and the composition is purposefully disconcerting. This suits smartly as this a section of tale is from Soo-mi"s perspective. In addition, the home is terribly dark (almost at all times shown at night) and colors are drab and cheerless. Here is position of trauma and we without a doubt feel that once watching. When the film nears its climax, or rather explanation, the velocity of film ramps up. fast cuts and jumps in time and place infrequently obstruct the films clarity, overcomplicating explanations that will have been more just presented. There are sufficient narrative and visible clues in the film to piece it in combination without such disorientating jumps, even though this can also be a attempted and tested genre convention.
There is so much in the film that might warrant additional research and critique, yet this would easily give too much away of this superb film. i beg any person with an pastime in the horror genre, Korean film, or film complaint to glance at "A Tale of 2 Sisters" and revel in this cinematic spectacle.
-Christopher J. Wheeler
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