Sorum

2001 [KOREAN]

Drama / Horror / Mystery

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IMDb Rating 5.7 10 924

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Reviewed by quinolas 8 / 10

*Spoiler Warning* A GREAT WORK DISGUISED AS GHOST MOVIE

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Sorum has been advertised as ghost story and on the surface that is what it appears to be. But there is more about it and that is what makes this film so interesting. Other categories such as social drama or psycho thriller could also be applied to it. As a social comment on parent's behaviour works with some difficulties but it's a nice try. It is economically but brilliantly shot. Somebody has pointed out some similarities with the Sixth Sense, and probably the story is not the most original of all (somehow Barton Fink popped into my mind for its use of the building). Still it has really nice touches such as the story being the source of a novel in progress or is it the other way round?, exposing the dark side of every single character in the film. The supposed hero, the taxi driver, appearing to be the most sane and innocent of all of the characters who just had the misfortune of stumbling across a weird group of characters reveals itself as the craziest of all. The interconnections between the characters might have seemed a bit confusing specially the ending which many couldn't grasped (and here avoids the ultimate flaw of the Sixth Sense which makes use of flashbacks for everybody in the audience to understand what happened to Willis). Not really a scary film I still felt quite shocked by the climatic scene where the taxi driver kills his, yet unknown, half-sister by struggling her with the scarf she bought for him. A scene that under my view is the best of the film and moves this film away from the usual trickery of ghost movies. It is a one shot sequence played in hotel room which follows the development of a row between both characters that ends tragically. The discovery he makes later about his sister and the possibility he might be a ghost or not a real person at all or character from a novel has this sense of futility and not being able to control your own fate that makes the film a gripping experience. A reoccurring motif is water, in the shape of rain, lake, shower, toilet sink and functions not just a substitute for the lack of music in the film but also to create tension as when the beaten up woman opens the wardrobe, where we later discovered her son died suffocated, while we can still hear the sound of water going down a half blocked pipe.

Reviewed by FilmCriticLalitRao 8 / 10

Sorum-An intelligent horror film by South Korean director Yoon Jong-Chan.

It is easy to identify most films which are classified as Horror cinema. A large part of them have blood, gore and other gut wrenching scenes. It should come as a relief to horror cinema admirers that 'Sorum' is a different type of horror film. There is blood but it is shown in a very dignified manner. This has somewhat led to its being called an intelligent man's horror film. This film's dramatic elements bring viewers closer to the tragedy which happened three decades ago. Each character is closely observed to ascertain how his/her presence is related to events happening in present times. A wide variety of characters are represented in Sorum namely a young taxi driver, a talkative barber, a failed writer and a harassed wife. South Korean film 'Sorum' had its Indian premiere during 7th International Film Festival of Kerala 2002. Film critic Mr.Lalit Rao has experienced that watching it in 2015 is as interesting as it was in 2002 when he watched it during the film festival.

Reviewed by carmstro 8 / 10

Wonderfully unique (and creepy to boot)

I've never seen anything quite like this picture before - it's an amalgamation of suspense, supernatural, and social realist genres and is well worth seeking out.

The film chronicles the various goings-on in the lives of several tenants of a crumbling Seoul highrise, primarily through the eyes of a new leasee who becomes caught up in their morally compromised existences. As the film progresses, we come to realize we know less about our narrator then we thought, and that he may be as capable of evil as the other characters.

To sum this film up is difficult, and I haven't even scratched the surface here. It's beautifully written, acted, and directed (by a first-time helmer no less!) and worthy of attention.

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