Living Death (film)
|Directed by||Lee Yong-ju|
|Written by||Lee Yong-ju|
|Music by||Kim Hong-jib|
Living Death (Korean: 불신지옥 lit. "Distrust Hell", also known as Possessed) is a 2009 South Korean horror film written and directed by Lee Yong-ju. The film received 248,503 admissions in South Korea.
A college student named Hee-jin (Nam Sang-mi) returns home when her 14-year-old sister So-jin (Shim Eun-kyung) goes missing. Her mother (Kim Bo-yeon), a fanatic churchgoer, resorts to prayer and refuses to work with the lazy police to find So-jin. Meanwhile, a neighbor commits suicide and leaves a will for So-jin, and Hee-jin hears rumors that her sister had been possessed. The whereabouts of So-jin become increasingly elusive and the dead neighbor begins appearing in Hee-jin's dreams.
- Nam Sang-mi as Hee-jin
- Shim Eun-kyung as So-jin
- Ryu Seung-ryong as Detective Tae-hwan
- Kim Bo-yeon as Mother
- Jang Young-nam as Su-kyeong
- Moon Hee-kyung as Kyeong-ja
- Shin Eun-jung as Tae-hwan's wife
- Kim Yoo-jung as Tae-hwan's daughter Ji-eun
- Oh Ji-eun as Jeong-mi
- Lee Chang-jik
Awards and nominations
|2009||10th Busan Film Critics Awards||Best New Director||Lee Yong-ju||Won|
|46th Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Kim Bo-yeon||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay||Lee Yong-ju||Nominated|
|30th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Kim Bo-yeon||Nominated|
|Best New Director||Lee Yong-ju||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay||Lee Yong-ju||Won|
|2010||46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Screenplay||Lee Yong-ju||Nominated|
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