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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Yim Phil-sung (2007)

15 Certificate


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Korean horror meets the Grimm brothers in this twisted modern take on the classic fairy tale. A young man (Chun Jeong-myeoung) is plunged into a faintly unreal world following a car accident that leaves him bewildered and lost in a forest until he's guided to "The Home of Happy Children" by a little girl in a red cape. Taken in by the child's parents and her brother and sister, everything seems hunky dory until an increasingly puzzled Chun is subsequently unable to find his way out of the wood and back to his pregnant girlfriend. This is creepy, unnerving horror rather than a gore-fest, but a sense of foreboding remains throughout, until the darkly disturbing truth behind the children's idyllic existence is revealed (and how it ties in with the old fairy tale).


A man survives a car crash and is pulled from the wreck by a mysterious woman. When he regains consciousness, he is in a house in the middle of a forest, inhabited by a seemingly friendly family. However, he suspects something sinister is going on and, as he tries to get away, his experience becomes more and more bizarre. Fantasy horror, starring Jeong-myeong Cheon and Ji-hee Jin. In Korean.

Cast & Crew

Director Yim Phil-sung

Other Information

Language: Korean +subtitles Colour Guidance: Contains violence. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 16 Jan 2009


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