Princess Aurora (film)

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Princess Aurora
Princess Aurora movie poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul 오로라공주
Hanja 오로라
Revised Romanization Orora Gongju
McCune–Reischauer Orora Kongju
Directed by Bang Eun-jin
Produced by Myung Gye-nam
Nam Jong-woo
Kang Woo-suk
Written by Bang Eun-jin
Seo Min-hee
Kim Chang-rae
Jung Yong-joo
Starring Uhm Jung-hwa
Moon Sung-keun
Music by Jung Jae-hyung
Cinematography Choi Young-hwan
Edited by Kim Hyeon
Distributed by Cinema Service
Release date(s)
  • October 27, 2005 (2005-10-27)
Running time 106 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$5,081,114[1]

Princess Aurora is a 2005 South Korean film about a mother over grieving the death of her child, who goes on a murderous revenge spree. It was the directorial and writing debut of actress-director Bang Eun-jin.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

A strange series of murders begin to take place in Korea. There seems to be no connection between the victims, only a small sticker depicting a character from the popular "Princess Aurora" cartoon series is found at every crime scene.

Detective Oh Sung-ho (Moon Sung-keun), who is studying to become a priest, and his partner (Kwon Oh-joong) are working on the serial murder case, with little progress. Sung-ho begins to suspect that his ex-wife Jung Soon-jung (Uhm Jung-hwa) might be behind the murders. Uncertain of his suspicions, Sung-ho withholds information, and instead of confirming Soon-jung's guilt or innocence, gets caught up emotionally and spends a romantic night with her. The killings continue, with Soon-jung out to punish everyone whom she believes played a role in her young child's death. Soon-jung eventually allows herself to be captured, in order to complete the final act of her revenge.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Uhm Jung-hwa - Jung Soon-jung
  • Moon Sung-keun - Oh Sung-ho
  • Kwon Oh-joong - Detective Jung
  • Choi Jong-won - chief of detective squad
  • Hyun Young - Choi Shin-ok
  • Kim Yong-gun - Na Jae-keun
  • Kim Ik-tae - Park Dal-soo, taxi driver
  • Park Hyo-jun - Jang Myung-gil
  • Jang Hyun-sung - Kim Woo-tae
  • Park Seong-bin - Hong Ki-bum
  • Lee Ji-soo
  • Choi Ye-jin
  • Lee Dae-yeon - chief detective
  • Park Kwang-jung - coroner
  • Jung Eun-pyo
  • Kim Yeon-jae
  • Yoo Hye-jung
  • Jung Man-sik - Detective Choi
  • Kim Seon-hwa - Jang Myung-gil's mother
  • Park Byung-eun - Porsche customer 2
  • Park Hyuk-kwon - squad captain
  • Lee Jung-yong - Detective Baek
  • Lee Seol-hee - department store parking attendant
  • Jung Sung-hwa

Reception[edit]

Though it was released with far less fanfare, its violent theme earned it comparison to Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, released the same year.

Awards and nominations[edit]

2005 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
2005 Women in Film Korea Awards
2006 Baeksang Arts Awards[5]
2006 Golden Cinematography Awards
2006 Pusan Film Critics Awards
2006 Korean Film Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Princess Aurora". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  2. ^ "오로라 공주 (Princess Aurora) Press Screening Report". Twitch Film. 23 October 2005. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  3. ^ "nKino/Cine21 Interviews: Bang Eun-Jin talks 오로라 공주 (Princess Aurora)". Twitch Film. 3 November 2005. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  4. ^ "K-FILM REVIEWS: 오로라 공주 (Princess Aurora)". Twitch Film. 19 March 2006. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  5. ^ "Princess Aurora - Awards". Cinemasie. Retrieved 2013-08-07.

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