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The synopsis below may give away important plot points. She is being questioned by a doctor who shows her pictures of her family and asks if she can speak about the day that led her to being admitted to the hospital. The next scene shows her returning with her father and sister, Su-Yeon, to the family's secluded estate near a lake.
The two sisters are reluctant to go inside the house where their stepmother awaits. Instead they go down to a pier by the lake where they relax by putting their feet in the water and enjoy the sunshine. Soon, they are called back to the house where they are greeted by the stepmother with a forced welcome.
She chastises them for making her wait and taunts them by asking if they are feeling better after having been away. The two sisters are unresponsive and quickly leave to other parts of the house.
At a tense family dinner, the stepmother announces she has invited the sister's uncle and his wife to dinner the next day. Su-Mi tells her stepmother she will not eat with them and the two sisters leave the table. That night as Su-Yeon goes to sleep, she hears noises and the door to her bedroom creakily opens and a female hand sneaks around it.
Su-Yeon pulls the covers over her head only to have them pulled back by an unseen force. Terrified, she runs out of her room to Su-Mi and tells her that someone has come into her room. When Su-Mi goes to investigate, she only finds her father sleeping, but her stepmom catches her and tells her not to wake him.
She rejoins Su-Yeon and comforts her, telling her that she will always be with her and they fall asleep. Later, Su-Mi has a nightmarish dream about blood and a hand desperately slapping at the floor. She wakens to see something moving in her room.
Crawling along the floor is the apparition of a woman whose face is covered by long black hair. The wraith becomes aware that Su-Mi is looking at her and she none too slowly floats over the top of her. The ghost is hanging in mid-air with blood running down her leg. A hand suddenly appears from under her dress.
Su-Mi awakes with a start realizing everything she has witnessed was still a dream. Tension continues to rise among the three females as their menstrual cycles become synched together. Su-Mi finds several family photos which reveal that their stepmother was once a nurse her father worked with and apparently was also a live-in nurse for the girl's mother.
Su-Yeon enters the room and Su-Mi discovers bruises on her arm, but when she angrily questions her if their stepmother was the cause, Su-Yeon refuses to answer and runs out.
Su-Mi confronts her stepmother about Su-Yeons injuries. The stepmother angrily responds to Su-Mi by telling her that she is now the sister's mother and that they must accept it and bear the worst that life has to offer. She also questions if Su-Mi is feeling well. That night, the sister's uncle and his wife arrive for a visit.
They dine with the father and stepmother, whose behavior is extremely exaggerated and odd. When she asks the uncle if he remembers a peculiar event he tells her he doesn't. She is thrown to the floor and has a violent attack.
When she recovers the uncle drives her home and she informs him that during her attack she saw a girl under the kitchen sink.
The stepmother sees the girl too and tells the sister's father that ever since Su-Mi and Su-Yeon returned home weird things have been happening inside the house. The father seems unconvinced. The stepmother goes into Su-Yeon's room where she discovers that photos of her have been mutilated and her face has been scratched out.
Enraged, she attacks Su-Yeon and throws her into a wardrobe closet and locks her inside and refuses to let the terrified girl out. When the stepmother leaves the room, Su-Mi suspecting something is wrong, enters the bedroom and releases her sister from the closet.
Overcome, she comforts Su-Yeon and tells her that she is sorry, that she didnt' hear Su-Yeon's pleas for help and that this will never happen again.
The father enters and asks Su-Mi why all these bad things have been happening since she returned.Dec 18, · The Sisters Brothers.
A review of two VERY different films starring the wonderful Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased and Destroyer. And “Sisters” is an all-night-raging-party movie, which traditionally has been the terrain of nerdy boys coming into 3/5. Analysis: "The Sisters," the first of the stories in Dubliners, is also one of the more accomplished tales.
Subtle, haunting, and beautifully controlled, "The Sisters" is also elusive, withholding from us the extent of the understanding possessed by the nameless boy narrator. He listens to the conversation between his mother and the two. Dec 18, · And “Sisters” is an all-night-raging-party movie, which traditionally has been the terrain of nerdy boys coming into their own and bawdy bros who have what’s coming to them.
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Unfortunately I'm sick and don't have the time or energy to do this movie justice, but suffice it to say there are some Sixth Sense-level twists that call for a proper Lacanian analysis.
A Tale of Two Sisters garnered very positive reviews, with an 87% "Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Meanwhile, Metacritic scored the film 65 out of Starring: Im Soo-jung, Moon Geun-young, Yum Jung-ah, Kim Kap-soo.
Dec 10, · A Tale of Two Sisters is actually like a roller coaster ride because it takes you into a frightening situation but brings you back; the movie positions itself and the audience together in a discussion that is more complex than ‘a murdered child-ghost wants revenge.’65%(19).