A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003) Review
Written by: Gardenofstone10
I saw this flick many, many years ago......it was about 2005. 5 years have passed and I didn't remember much from it and saw it on Netflix. Giving it another watch over, I'm upset that I let this much time go by in between viewings.
We all know the story by now. A family is haunted by the ghosts of tragedies past. Let's talk about what makes this so amazing!
First and foremost, I'm a huge fan of any foreign movie. The Oprhanage is one of my favorite movies and this is up there too. Why that is....Americans have this problem with needing constant stimulation in our movies. We need music to cue in when something scary is going to happen....or when they want us to think something scary is gonna happen and catch us off guard. Foreign movies (Korea and Spain mainly) use VERY little music. They rely on three aspects: Camera angles, setting and acting.
In this movie, it has some of the most brilliant camera angles I've seen since Hitchcock movies. The setting is just in this weatherless house that is always very quiet and you can tell secrets are afloat. The acting is quite impressive. As the title states, this movie follows two sisters and for their age, it's impressive acting. The stepmother and father are pretty cool too.
Atmosphere can make or break a movie and Ji-Woon Kim has done a fantastic job at providing us with something that is bound to keep the lights on for a few nights!
Watch this movie and love it. Peace.