Ghost Sweepers

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Ghost Sweepers
Ghost Sweepers poster.jpg
Directed by Shin Jung-won
Produced by Kim Hyeon-seok
Lee So-yeong
Jang Won-seok
Screenplay by Kwon Seong-hwi
Story by Ji Jin-hee
Starring Kim Su-ro
Kang Ye-won
Lee Je-hoon
Music by Kim Tae-seong
Cinematography Seong Seung-taek
Edited by Kim Chang-ju
Production
company
Dasepo Club
Saram Entertainment
Distributed by NEW
Release date
  • October 3, 2012 (2012-10-03)
Running time
107 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Ghost Sweepers (Hangul점쟁이들; RRJeomjaengyideul; MRChŏmjaengidŭl; also known as The Fortune Tellers) is a 2012 South Korean comedy horror film about a group of shamans from across the nation who gather together for a grand exorcism at a small village notorious for dark spirits, as a young journalist gets sent to cover the story.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

The village of Uljinri has been plagued by evil for decades. When mysterious accidents and events keep happening without avail, shamans from all over the country gather to hold a shaman ritual, and Chan-young, a young newspaper reporter is sent to cover the story.

The group of shamans begins their grand ritual, but with the strange eerie force that dominates the entire village and repeated attacks by the spirits, most of the shamans run for their lives. Only the five best shamans remain: Teacher Park, the most famous "star fortune teller" who gets paid for performing exorcisms around the country; Monk Shim-in, who studied with him under the same master but is now telling sundry couple's fortunes around old Tabgol Park; Suk-hyun who has a doctorate in engineering and makes all kinds of demon-chasing equipment; a boy named Wol-kwang, who has the power to see into the near future; and Seung-hee who is skilled at tarot cards and can see the memories stored in all objects. Along with Chan-young, the six begin to explore the dark secrets of the village while preparing for the biggest battle against the evil forces.[3][4]

Cast[edit]

  • Kim Su-ro - Teacher Park
  • Kang Ye-won - Chan-young
  • Lee Je-hoon - Suk-hyun
  • Kwak Do-won - Monk Shim-in
  • Kim Yoon-hye (formerly Woori) - Seung-hee
  • Yang Kyung-mo - Wol-kwang
  • Lee Byung-joon - Ko-san
  • Kim Gi-cheon - Teacher Choong-ryeol
  • Lee Sang-hee - village foreman
  • Lee Jun-hyeok - killer
  • Jung Yoon-min - Mr. Kim
  • Go Seo-hee - Female shaman Poonghyangryoo
  • Bang Joon-seo - young Chan-young
  • Jin Yong-ok - editor
  • Kim Ji-hoon - Il-kwang
  • Kim Min-kyo - police officer in Uljin
  • Lee Mi-do - Joon-kyung (cameo)
  • Choi Won-young - Choi Seung-woo (cameo)
  • Kim Tae-hoon - young male ghost (cameo)
  • Jeremy Lowe - Father Bob

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (29 August 2012). "Fortune Tellers cast members foretell the film's success at press conference". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ Lee, Claire (25 September 2012). "Two genres mix in unique fortuneteller tale". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ Kang, Byeong-jin (7 February 2012). "Korea’s most anticipated films of 2012". Korea Cinema Today. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ Rigney, Todd (2 March 2012). "Adorable Geeks Battle Supernatural Forces in Sin Jeong-won’s The Fortune Tellers". Beyond Hollywood. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 

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