In South Korea, summer is the season for horror films, and the first to hit theaters in 2007 was Kim Ji Hwan’s directorial debut, The Evil Twin. A rare entry into the historical horror genre, this Joseon period chiller offers a horrifying interpretation of the classic Cinderella story of Kongji and Patzzi. One of the most promising young actresses in Korea, teenaged television starlet Park Shin Hye from Palace S and Trees in Heaven takes on her first leading film role, and she adeptly captures the polar personalities of her two characters, playing both the innocent and the evil with equal convince. The film co-stars Jae Hee (3-iron) and Yang Geum Suk.
Ten years ago, twin sisters So Yeon and Hyo Jin (Park Shin Hye) both fell into a river, claiming the life of Hyo Jin and leaving So Yeon comatose. Ten years later, So Yeon finally wakes up. Though she has lost her memory, she is troubled by what she can’t remember, and often shows characteristics similar to her dead sister. As she recovers, the past slowly returns – the circumstances of the accident, the sisters’ jealous rivalry over So Yeon’s husband-to-be Hyun Sik (Jae Hee) – and a series of mysterious murders befalls the village.
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