A Tale of Two Sisters/YMMV

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  • Adaptation Displacement - Some people had no idea of the folk tale until they saw this movie.
  • Applicability
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The sisters have some very sweet moments together.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The score for this film is beautiful.
  • Epileptic Trees: Wow. Where to begin?
  • Hell Is That Noise: That horrendous, continuous screeching noise during the appearance of the ghost in Su-mi's bedroom. To clarify: it sounds like a baby's wailing, only distorted almost beyond recognition.
    • The sound of the kettle boiling just before Su-mi and Eun-ju's brutal fight towards the end of the film.
    • The crying noise that accompanies the ghost coming after Eun-ju.
  • Moral Event Horizon - A flashback at the very end of the film reveals that Eun-ju witnessed Su-yeon being crushed by the cupboard, but did nothing to help her. However, it is implied that she feels guilty for it.
    • This is even worse considering Eun-ju was going back to help Su-yeon, but decided not to just to spite Su-mi. Yikes.
    • For some, Su-mi crosses this when it is revealed that she snapped Eun-ju's bird's neck. Granted, she is crazy and delusional, and she is most likely doing it out of her hatred for Eun-ju, but, still. Poor bird didn't deserve that.
    • Also, the sequence in which Eun-ju locks Su-yeon inside the cupboard that terrifies the latter so much and refuses to let her out, despite her heartbreaking screams. Of course, this trope is somewhat subverted once you realise that this was all in Su-mi's head.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Several scenes. The film usually requires a second or a third viewing to understand just what is going on.
  • Squick: The scene in which the wife of the girls' uncle vomits whilst having a fit (and possibly being possessed), before getting it in her hair and on her face during her spasms.
  • The Woobie - Everyone.

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