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Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
Henjel gwa Geuretel
A sinister house deep in the forest is full of happy children... But what lies beneath the surface?
Film Summary
Yim Phil-sung
Chun Jeong-myeong, Shim Eun-kyung, Eun Won-jae, Jin Ji-hee
(English subtitles)
South Korea
Dark Fantasy
Film Main Info
A dark and gripping modern age fairy tale for adults, spinning the original Grimm fairytale on its head. Following a car crash on a country road, Eun-soo (Chun Jeong-myeong) is led to safety by a girl in a red cloak (Shim Eun-kyoung), to her house, deep in the forest. Accepting her family's hospitality for the night, he gradually learns that he is trapped in the woods with this strange picture perfect family and of the sinister story behind the seemingly innocent smiles of the children ……….
Sitges Film Festival 2008 (Best Film Nomination)
Gérardmer Film Festival 2009 (Grand Prize Nomination)
Fantasporto 2009 (International Fantasy Film Special Jury Award)
Fantasporto 2009 (Orient Express Section Grand Prize)
"probably the most effective Asian horror film since Shutter" - SFX
"this delightfully grim horror is worth seeking out. Just follow the breadcrumb trail of positive reviews." - Sky Movies
"an atmospheric shiller that also impresses as a moving reflection on parenting" - Big Issue
"as unsettling to watch as it is gorgeous to look at" - Evening Standard
"Lavish cinematography makes this K-horror a ravishingly kitsch watch and the child actors are fabulously creepy." - Metro
"The production design is terrific - the colour palette is as lurid as a plate of cupcakes." - The Times
DVD Info
Hansel and Gretel DVD Cover
DVD Release Date: 
6th April 2009
Screen Ratio: 
16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD Special Features: 
55-minute Making Of, Interview with production designer, Ryu Seong-hee
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