A Tale of Two Sisters

Synopsis: Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Jee-woon Kim
Production: Tartan Films
  22 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

A Tale Of Two Sisters

How was your day today?

How was it?

Well then, shall we talk?

First, tell me about yourself

Who do you think you are?

Do you know who this is?

Don't know?

It's your family

Want to see it again?

Fine then

Can you tell me

about that day?

About what happened?

You should be able

to remember it clearly

It's okay

From now on

tell me what happened

Aren't you getting out?



It's so pretty

Give me your hand

The other one



Welcome home!

It's been such a long time

You've changed

so much, Su-yeon

You've gotten prettier...

But you two

really disappointed me

I waited all day for you two

cooking and cleaning the house

but why didn't

you say hi first?

What did you do?

Were you at the wharf?

You should've changed first

before you went outside


welcome back home

Is something wrong?

I see you've gotten better

I'm so glad

you feel better now

You're taking after your mom

You're feeling

a lot better too, right?


I bet you're both tired

Get some rest

and come down for dinner

I'm preparing a

special dinner

But, you should

give me some time

There's a lot to prepare

We just got back

Things don't look

so good right now

It wouldn't help much

if you came

Yeah, I know

Let's talk later

I should go

So you're doing okay, right?

Did I tell you?

Sun-kyu and his wife

are coming over

lt'll be alright

I'll take care of it

Okay, bye

Oh right!

I invited Sun-kyu and his wife over

for dinner this weekend


Lt'll be nice for them to

see the girls after so long

And to catch up on things

That was delicious

Sorry, I have things to tend to

You must be tired

so clean it up tomorrow

Did you prepare

your father's undergarments?

Thanks, but that's my job

Cleaning my room is my job, too

Why'd you touch my stuff?

That's how it was before

So all of the same clothes

were hanging there before?

I'm not having

dinner with him


I said I'm not having

dinner with that guy

He's not some guy

he's your uncle

It's the first day

so let's give it a rest

- And you?

- Yes?

Aren't you going to follow her?

You're supposed to follow your sister

What did that woman tell you?

If she ever gets on your case

then tell me

And don't ignore it like before


Good night

What's wrong?

Did you have a bad dream?

Was it the closet?

Then what's wrong?

I keep hearing

strange noises outside

It's because

you've been away too long

It's okay

Let's sleep

Somebody came into my room

He's asleep

- I know

- Then why are you trying to wake him?

Says who?

You were trying

to wake him just now

Have something to tell him?

It's none of your business

All I'm saying is

since his fast asleep

Don't wake him up

Don't you understand me?

I just came down for water

He's asleep so be quiet

Did you go to my room?


Who was it?

That woman



It's strange

What is?

That woman is strange

And so is this house

Are you scared?

Everything's alright

I'm here

Come here

Let's sleep

I'll always be with you

Su-yeon Go away

Are you awake?


- Can I come in?

- No

Come down and eat

What are you doing?

Are you having your period?

No, Su-yeon is...


That's so funny

How could we both get our periods

on the same date?


It's okay, come down

That's mom's favorite, huh?

Do it like this

Shall we kill them?

Let's set them free

She'll have a cow

if we mess with her precious

I'd hate to see that


What are you doing

out in the cold?

Are you alright?


You don't look so good

Are you feeling sick?

No, I'm okay

Tell me what's wrong?

I said I'm okay

Just get rid of

Su-yeon's closet


we agreed not to talk about

that closet

You promised, right?


I know you're

very angry with me

And I know I'm a bad father

You're not even a bad father

It's cold so let's go inside

I will

What are you doing?

You scared me

When did you come in?

- Did you go to the warehouse?

- Yeah

Su-yeon, look at this



- Cool

- Pretty, huh?

- Is it mom's?

- Yup, and...

There's more

It's mom!

Taritakoom, taritakoom

What does that mean?

It's a spell to call mom

Who told you that?

- Mom did

- What?

Can I take this?

Huh? Sure...

This... and this


What is this?

Who did this to you?

Tell me, who did this?

It's okay, tell me

She did this, huh?

She did this, didn't she?


what's wrong with you?

I told you to

tell me everything!

She did this, right?

She did this, huh?

Did she do this?

Tell me! Tell me!

Tell me! Tell me!


How can you be so cruel?

It's retribution

If you disobey

you need to be punished

Does dad know what you did?

Think your father

can solve everything?

Then go get him

Want me to do it?

Sit down!

Where are your manners?

Were you like this

to your mom, too?

Don't bring up my mom!

Listen carefully

I'm your mother, got it?

As much as you hate it

I'm the only one in this world

you can call mother, got it?

Crying over your mom's photos

won't change anything

Hard to handle, huh?

That's too bad

But that's how the world is

The world isn't as sweet

as you picture it

Sometimes you have to bear the worst

and live on

Like the way

I'm bearing you two!

Tough isn't it?

I have beared you two brats

from the moment I came to this house

I have never met such ill-mannered

menaces like you two


Why the hell did

you even come here?

I can't believe you

said that to me again

I see, you still must be sick

Don't touch me

- Let go!

- What's wrong with you?

Are you that clueless?

Don't touch me

with those filthy hands!

Su-mi, listen to me

I don't want to hear it

You're the same

That's not true

you've misunderstood

You're not even

accepting all this

Why is it always me?

Why are you asking only me

to understand?

Are you really clueless?


Maybe I don't know

I don't have all the answers

I don't know, so tell me

and let it off your chest

Tell me!

Will it change anything?

Will it?


Don't do this

Please don't

You'll get sick again



From now on

anything that happens here

all the filthy things

you brought here

be responsible for it all

I have nothing more to say

so answer the phone

Do you remember?

My memory's a bit blurry

but I think it did happen

When was it?

Hey, remember this?

You jumped into the rive

to catch some fish

Then you started to drown

and everyone had a fit

There was another funny story

What was it?

Oh yeah, I remember

Remember that crazy guy?

The funny thing is

is that he was always normal

but whenever it rained

he went nuts

While plowing the field

he'd strip off his clothes

when it rained

and run out into the highway

The funniest time was

when it rained off and on

So he'd put on and take off

his clothes, again and again

Then he got sick of it

and just went into his house

Everyone in the neighborhood

laughed so much back then

But when...

But when he was little

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