Hansel and Gretel (2007) Quick Review

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Genre:  Fantasy/Horror

Plot:  After meeting an mysterious girl on an dark stretch of road, a young salesman is invited to a beautiful house with bizarre secrets and no way to escape.

Overview:

Originally titled NiHenjel gwa Geuretel, Hansel and Gretel is a South-Korean Fantasy/Horror film directed by Pil-Sung Yim.  It is loosely based on the German fairy tale by the same name.

What we liked:

  • Features an incredibly detailed set with gorgeous cinematography.
  • The strong acting performances from the children in the movie add the creepiness of the tale.
  • Original story-line with some nice twists along the way.

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What we didn’t like:

  • The movie runs on a bit long with a nearly 2 hour run-time, however its thought provoking ending is worth the wait.

Conclusion:

Hansel and Gretel leans more towards fantasy than horror, but the movie’s lack of gore is made up for by the dark story-line and unsettling nature of many of the characters in the movie.  This is one of the most overlooked horror films of the 2000s in my opinion.  Highly recommended.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Watch the Hansel and Gretel trailer with English subtitles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_uojd_RzwI

 

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