A Public Cemetery Of Wol-Ha Analysis

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One of the cornerstones of South Korean horror films, 1967's 'A Public Cemetery of Wol-ha' (Wolhaul gongdongmyoji) was among the first films to introduce the concept of the kisaeng, a Korean geisha. Now, 50 years later, director Oh In-chun returns to the setting to deliver a found-footage follow-up that not only ties itself into the classic original but stands as a solid standalone horror entry.

Agreeing to take an odd assignment, videographer Yang Jung-il is hired by Kang Chun-sik to document his journey to the tomb of a woman whose story was adapted into a classic horror film. Joined by their gofer Park Han-su as well as Masami a special assistant to their boss, the group heads off into the wilderness with guide Lee Jun-seop looking for the special resting place of their chosen subject. When night falls and they find themselves hopelessly lost, they realize something unearthly is in the woods with them and must find a way to get out of the situation alive.
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Exploring the character of Wolhyang, a student in South Korea that entered into kisaeng, or what's known as a Korean geisha girl, that became the wife of a bourgeois man. When his mother and her servant grow tired of her, they falsely accuse her of a crime and have the innocent girl sentenced to death. Soon thereafter, the ghost of the girl came back and sought revenge. Having this knowledge of the film 'A Public Cemetery of Wol-ha' explained throughout here manages to serve this film with a great grounding that requires viewers not familiar with the original to be caught up and not be confused at all. This helped to add to the already-strong storyline crafted by writers Oh In-chun and Park Ji-young where it blends the fictional with the realistic. Portraying the original movie as a document of what really happened and then adapting the new movie from these events has quite a unique
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