A tale of two sisters

A Tale Of Two Sisters: 10 Things You Didn't Know About The South-Korean Film A Tale Of Two Sisters is an iconic South-Korean horror flichồng. Even the biggest fans might not be aware of these facts about it though.

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A Tale Of Two Sisters is unlượt thích most conventional horror films. Although it does have its tóm tắt of menacing jump scares, it has harrowing drama & psychological thrills in equal measure. Because of its well-rounded approach và emotionally immersive sầu atmosphere, it"s unsurprising that it is considered to lớn be ahy vọng the best horror films by many.

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Reminiscing và rummaging through the memories and psychology of its characters, A Tale Of Two Sisters tells the story of a family suffering from extreme grief and remorse. With a slow-burn pace, it merges reality with the supernatural and heavily relies on ambiguity khổng lồ rouse viewers. Even beyond its cinematic appeal, there are several aspects of the film that beg admiration.

A Tale of Two Sisters and its remake
A Tale of Two Sisters has an American remake that premiered in 2009 và was directed by the Guard Brothers. Starring Emily Browning & Elizabeth Banks, the remake was initially intended to have the same title as the original South Korean film. However, it was later changed to The Uninvited.

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One of the only minor differences between the two films is the age difference between their titular sister characters. In the original, Su-mi is older than her sister Su-yeon. In the remake, the roles of the two sisters are reversed.

9 The Movie Is Inspired By A Renowned Korean Folktale

The inspiration behind A Tale of Two Sisters is a Korean folktale titled Janghwa Heungryeonjeon. In the past, there have sầu been several adaptations of Janghwa Heungryeonjeon but among muốn all of these, A Tale of Two Sisters is the only project that"s completely original và not a remake of the others.

In the original folktale, the names of the two pivotal sisters are Janghwa và Hongryeon, which mean Rose Flower và Red Lotus respectively. Similarly in the movie, the names of the sisters, Su-mày & Su-yeon, translate to Rose và Lotus.

Soo-jung Lyên ổn, who plays the role of the elder sister Su-mày, had initially been auditioned to play Su-yeon. Even the director, Jee-woon Kyên, wanted her to lớn play the younger sister và Jun Ji-Hyun to play Su-ngươi. However, Jun was terrified by Su-mi"s part in the script, due lớn which the roles of the two actresses were swapped.

Strangely, something very similar happened during the casting process of the Hollywood remake. Emily Browning had auditioned for the role of Alex but was later cast as Anna.

7 The Opening Scene Was Intentionally Left Ambiguous

In the opening scene, a doctor at a mental institution interviews Su-mi và asks her if she has any memories of "the day." With what follows, the film shows Su-mày returning home page after spending a long time in a mental institution.

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The creators of the film intentionally maintained the ambiguity of the opening scene. It is not revealed whether it"s a flashback where Su-mày was admitted after her mother"s death or a flashforward where Su-mày gets readmitted after her mental illness"s relapse.

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Towards the over of the film, Su-mi"s sister"s ghost kills Eun-joo, & for once, Su-mi feels fulfilled about getting the revenge she wanted from her stepmother.

However, the original extended ending of the film is entirely different. In the alternate climax, Su-mi commits suicide by overdosing on her pills và hopes that she will be able lớn reunite with her dead mother và sister. Considered too depressing, this ending was later cut out.

5 It Is The Highest Grossing Korean Horror Movie Of All Time

Soon after its release in 2003, A Tale of Two Sisters became the highest-grossing Korean horror movie of all time. Moreover, it was also the first Korean horror movie khổng lồ be screened in American theatres.

A Tale of Two Sisters has grossed $1,045,252 worldwide since its release and is also listed among Steven Jay Schneider"s 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

Horror hounds might have sầu noticed that there are several parallels between Us and A Tale of Two Sisters. For starters, both films portray the consequences of terrible things that people unknowingly vày lớn themselves & the ones around them. Along with that, the protagonists of both act out of their repressed guilt towards their past actions.

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The evident similarities between the two are not coincidental. A Tale of Two Sisters was actually amuốn the ten films that Jordan Peele had asked Lupita Nyong"o & other cast members of Us khổng lồ watch in order to lớn have sầu "a shared language."

3 The Original Script Had A Major Plot Hole

The original script of the movie involved an arc where Su-mi attempts khổng lồ kill her stepmother, Eun-joo, by poisoning her medicine bottle. However, this plot point contradicts the movie"s central twist, which reveals that Eun-joo is one of Su-mi"s personality states.

So by poisoning her stepmother, Su-mày is poisoning no one but herself. This scene was dropped from the final script because of the contradicting ideas it brings khổng lồ the table.

Although this could be unintentional, the shades of colors worn by the characters of the film are a reflection of the nature of their roles. Su-yeon usually wears lighter colors while Su-mày can be seen in brighter ones. Eun-joo, who has an antagonistic role, often sports richer and darker shades of glossy fabrics.

When it comes to Moo-hyeon, the father, he usually wears dull colors as it was his actions that led lớn Su-yeon"s death and Su-mi"s mental breakdown.

1 The Big Reveal Is Foreshadowed Several Times

The opening scene—among many others—foreshadows the movie"s ending. When Su-mi"s doctor asks her who she thinks she is, it is a subtle clue that she suffers from a dissociative sầu personality disorder.

Other than that, everything from Su-yeon"s fear of the clophối to Eun-ju"s medication is a spoiler for the movie"s grvà reveal. However, these details can only be noticed after multiple viewings.