The Mimic

  • Director Jung Huh
  • Cast

    Yum Jung-ah

    Shin Rin-Ah

    Park Hyuk-kwon

    Heo Jin

     

  • Country South Korea
  • Language Korean (English subtitles)
  • Running time 100 mins
  • Year 2017
  • Age rating 15

The parents of a missing child relocate with their young daughter to a small village near Mt. Jang. Hee-yeon (Yung Jung-ah) still mourns the disappearance of her son, but finds a strange comfort in her new surroundings and in looking after a little girl who herself seems lost. However, strange sights and sounds are apparent in the foothills of Mt. Jang, and Hee-yeon must do what she can to save her crumbling family.

Jung Huh (Hide and Seek) returns with his sophomore film, and it’s another nail biting slice of slick K-horror, drawing on Korean folklore to enliven a traditional ghost story set-up. Featuring a moving performance from Yung Jung-ah (A Tale of Two Sisters) as a bereaved mother, the film’s emotional core leads to a conclusion as devastating as it is terrifying.

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