6.4/101 Votes Alchetron
Revised Romanization Gidam
Directed by Jung Sik Jung Bum-shik
Directors Beom-sik Jeong, Sik Jung
Producer Jang So-jeong
Produced by Jang So-jeong
Box office 4.444 million USD
Music director Park Yeong-ran
|Initial release 1 August 2007 (South Korea)|
Cast Jin Goo, Yeo Ji, Kim Tae Woo, Ko Joo‑yeon, Kim Bo Kyung
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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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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.
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
2007 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
2007 Korean Film Awards
2007 Director's Cut Awards
2008 Asian Film Awards
2008 Baeksang Arts Awards
2008 Grand Bell Awards
2008 Golden Cinematography Awards