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Entangled (현기증)

현기증 (hyeon-gi-juung)

Directed by Lee Don-ku (이돈구)

Screenplay by


94min | Release date in South Korea :

Filmmaker Lee Don-ku who was invited to the Busan International Film Festival, New Currents with his debut film "Fatal" (2012) returns with a tale of irreversible tragedy in his second feature Entangled. There is a house where a family of four live: mother, her eldest daughter Younghee who is married, younger daughter Kkotnip who is in high school and Younghee’s husband Sangho. The family is filled with happiness when Younghee gives birth to a child, but an unfortunate mishap caused by mother leads to the death of the child. Totally distraught, Younghee decides to leave her mother’s house with her husband. Mother’s Alzheimer’s condition worsens with the couple moving out and Kkotnip is forced to live in anxiety. At school she is pushed around by schoolmate Junghye and at home she has to deal with her mother who has issues of controlling her emotions. With no one to help her, Kkotnip is driven to the edge. A film that depicts how a happy family is destroyed, actress Kim Yeong-ae gives a superb performance as mother. (NAM Dong-chul)


Entangled | Cast

  • Kim Young-ae (김영애)
    Kim Young-ae (김영애)
    Soon-im (순임)
  • Do Ji-won (도지원)
    Do Ji-won (도지원)
    Yeong-hee (영희)
  • Song Il-gook (송일국)
    Song Il-gook (송일국)
    Sang-ho (상호)
  • Kim So-eun (김소은)
    Kim So-eun (김소은)
    Kkot-ip (꽃잎)
  • Kim Hak-sun (김학선)
    Kim Hak-sun (김학선)
    Seok-joo (석주)
  • Lee Min-ji (이민지)
    Lee Min-ji (이민지)
    Jeong-hye (정혜)
  • Kim Jae-hwa (김재화)
    Kim Jae-hwa (김재화)
    Myeong-ja (명자)
    Ryoo Hyo-jeong (류효정)
    Joo-hee (주희)
  • Hong Sang-pyo (홍상표)
    Hong Sang-pyo (홍상표)
    Detective Hyeon-jong (형사 현종)
  • Yang Jo-a (양조아)
    Yang Jo-a (양조아)
    Soon-im's family doctor Seon-joo (순임주치의 선주)
    Kim Geun-yeong (김근영)
    Soon-im's younger sister Soon-yeong (순임여동생 순영)
  • Choi Yoo-song (최유송)
    Choi Yoo-song (최유송)
    Soon-im's psychiatric doctor Hee-ok (신경정신과의사 희옥)
  • Seo Yun-kyung (서연경)
    Seo Yun-kyung (서연경)
    Bully student Jin-kyeong (불량학생 진경)
    Kim Bo-kyeong (김보경)
    Bully student Soo-bin (불량학생 수빈)
    Park Jae-han (박재한)
    Korean history Jeong-il (변국사 정일)
    Kim Geun-ah (김근아)
    Sang-ho's guide So-ri (상호도우미 소리)
    Oh Tae-eun (오태은)
    Seok-joo's guide Go-eun (석주도우미 고은)
    Jeong Won-seok (정원석)
    Detective squad chief Byeong-chan (형사반장 병찬)
  • Park Se-jun (박세준)
    Park Se-jun (박세준)
    Metamorphosis man Jong-cheol (변태남 종철)
  • Hong Jeong-ho (홍정호)
    Hong Jeong-ho (홍정호)
    Rookie detective Jeong-hyeon (신입형사 정현)
  • Nam Yeon-woo (남연우)
    Nam Yeon-woo (남연우)
    Soon-yeong's son Seul-ho (순영아들 슬호)
    Lee Byeong-gil (이병길)
    Soon-im's husband Jeong-bong (순임남편 정봉)
  • Jung Min-gyul (정민결)
    Jung Min-gyul (정민결)
    20 yo Yeong-hee (20대 영희)
    Kim Tae-rin (김태린)
    2 yo Kkot-ip (2살 꽃잎)
    Kim Gi-jeong (김기정)
    Young doctor Byeong-joo (젊은 의사 병주)
    Jeong Moo-jin (정무진)
    Gangster 1 Dong-seok (조폭1 동석)
  • Han Myung-soo (한명수)
    Han Myung-soo (한명수)
    Gangster 2 Myeong-soo (조폭2 명수)
    Im Jan-di (임잔디)
    Junior student Soo-ji (후배학생 수지)
    Kim Mi-ran (김미란)
    Nurse Hye-min (간호사 혜민)
    Cha Seul-woo (차슬우)
    Inline skating boy Yeong-joon (인라인소년 영준)
    Sin Hye-ri (신혜리)
    Back seat girl student Hyo-joo (뒷자리여학생 효주)
    Jeong Seok-il (정석일)
    Baby Ha-neul (아기 하늘)

Entangled | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Entangled"

    Soon-im (played by Kim Young-ae) is an older woman living with her daughter Yeong-hee (played by Do Ji-won), her son-in-law Sang-ho (played by Song Il-gook), and her high school daughter Flora (played by Kim So-eun). Their lifestyle under one roof in a big house located in the middle of nowhere is mostly functional- not entirely warm but not particularly hostile either. Then a series of unfortunate calamities takes its toll on the household testing everyone's sanity, with Soon-im bearing the brunt of the emotional whiplash,...More

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 Kim Hee-sung (김희성)
 Production department
 Han Myung-soo (한명수)
 Production department
 Kim Seon-min (김선민)
 Editing department
 Moon In-dae (문인대)
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Airing dates : 2014/11/06
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As of 2014.11.23 : 10 441 admissions (total)
As of 2014.11.16 : 7 708 admissions (total)
As of 2014.11.09 : 5 108  admissions (total)

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