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Hangul  기담
Revised Romanization  Gidam
Directed by  Jung Sik Jung Bum-shik
Directors  Beom-sik Jeong, Sik Jung
Producer  Jang So-jeong
6.4/10 IMDb

Hanja  奇談
McCune–Reischauer  Kidam
Produced by  Jang So-jeong
Box office  4.444 million USD
Music director  Park Yeong-ran
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Initial release  1 August 2007 (South Korea)
Cast  Jin Goo, Yeo Ji, Kim Tae Woo, Ko Joo‑yeon, Kim Bo Kyung
Similar  Horror Stories, A Tale of Two Sisters, Living Death, To Sir - with Love, R‑Point

Epitaph (Hangul: 기담; Hanja: 奇談; RR: Gidam) is a 2007 South Korean film directed by brothers Jung Sik and Jung Bum-shik. The film is a horror film set primarily in 1942, while South Korea was under the colonial rule of Japan. It is framed by scenes set in 1979.

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Plot

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Dr. Park Jung-nam finds a photo album dating back to his days as an intern at the Ansaeng Hospital. This triggers memories of his life. In 1942, as a young medical intern, Jung-nam's arranged marriage ended when his fiancée, whom he had never met, committed suicide. Later he was assigned to monitor the morgue late at night. There he fell in love with a corpse, which is later revealed as the body of his deceased fiancée. Soon other mysterious events take place in the hospital, involving a young girl haunted by ghosts and a serial killer targeting Japanese soldiers.

Critical reception

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The cinematography, directing and acting by K-horror mainstays Kim Eung-soo and Ye Soo-jeong have earned the film praise as "visually as well as intellectually impressive, with some gorgeous cinematography and wonderfully composed shots," and "a significant contribution to rehabilitating K-horror's international reputation."

Awards and nominations

2007 Blue Dragon Film Awards

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  • Best Cinematography: Yoon Nam-joo
  • Best Art Direction: Kim Yu-jeong, Lee Min-bok
  • Nomination - Best New Director: Jung Sik, Jung Bum-shik
  • Nomination - Best Lighting: Kim Ji-hoon
  • Nomination - Technical Award: Kim Sang-bum, Kim Jae-bum (Editing)
  • 2007 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards

  • Best New Director: Jung Sik, Jung Bum-shik
  • 2007 Korean Film Awards

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  • Nomination - Best Art Direction: Kim Yu-jeong, Lee Min-bok
  • Nomination - Best Sound: Jang Gwang-su, Seo Yeong-jun
  • Nomination - Best New Actress: Ko Joo-yeon
  • 2007 Director's Cut Awards

  • Best New Director: Jung Sik, Jung Bum-shik
  • 2008 Asian Film Awards

  • Nomination - Best Art Direction: Kim Yu-jeong, Lee Min-bok
  • 2008 Baeksang Arts Awards

  • Nomination - Best New Director: Jung Sik, Jung Bum-shik
  • 2008 Grand Bell Awards

  • Nomination - Best Music: Park Yeong-ran
  • Nomination - Best Visual Effects: Kim Gwang-su
  • 2008 Golden Cinematography Awards

  • Best New Actor: Jin Goo


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    References

    Epitaph (2007 film) Wikipedia


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