White (2011-Korean Movie)

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  • Movie: White (English title) / White: Melody of Death / White: The Melody of the Curse (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Hwaiteu: Jeojooui Mellodi
  • Hangul: 화이트: 저주의 멜로디
  • Director: Kim Gok, Kim Sun
  • Writer: Kim Gok, Kim Sun, Shin Kwang-Ho
  • Producer: Yoo young-Sik
  • Cinematographer: Kwon Sang-Joon
  • Release Date: June 9, 2011
  • Runtime: 106 min.
  • Genre: Horror
  • Distributor: CJ Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot

Girl group "Pink Dolls" is always pushed into the background by other popular idols. When the girls release their new song "White" - a remake from unknown origins they become instant sensations.

The four members of "Pink Dolls" include Eun-Joo (Ham Eun-Jung), a former breakdancer, Jenny (Jin Se-Yeon), a singer insecure with hitting high notes, A-Rang (Choi Ah-Ra), a singer addicted to plastic surgery, and Shin-Ji (May Doni Kim) who can't sing, but is good at rapping. As the group becomes more and more popular, jealousy and competitiveness increases as all the girls tries to become the lead singer. But, when a member becomes the lead singer that person falls victim to a horrible accident, one by one. Eun-Joo then realizes that the song "White" is cursed and she attempts to reveal the secret ...

Cast

White-Eun Jung2.jpg White-May Doni Kim2.jpg White-Choi Ahra2.jpg
Ham Eun-Jung May Doni Kim Choi Ah-Ra
Eun-Joo Shin-Ji A-Rang
White-Jin Se-Yun2.jpg White-Hwang Woo Seul Hye2.jpg White-Pyeon Jung-Su2.jpg
Jin Se-Yeon Hwang Woo Seul Hye Pyeon Jung-Su
Jenny Soon-Ye Talent Agent

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PsychoticHatter I got some serious cold chills at the end. Great movie. I jumped a few times and I don't usually.

jina The movie was perfect ! but i didn't understand the ending !

Katie I have a poopy face

Brianna This movie is hot

Angie I love this movie. Does anyone know any movies similar to it?

RhythmBrown I want the blue tshirt with the shorts and legs on it :)

Devan To those confused about the ending: She thought the curse was over, she burned remnants of the song. The Karaoke machine selected White as the song, which reminded her that she performed the doubling for Jenny during the concert because of her insecurity with high notes. Therefore, she is next to die, and the curse is not over.

Ayeesha I am a fan of this movie, Especially the song, White by Pink Dolls. Can you help me about the song that Soon-Ye (Hwang Woo Seul Hye) sings at the karaoke room? I am dying to know that song. Please help me guys :) Shukriya :)

everyman This movie reminded me how much I hate pop music.

Lexybrie I love the music used in the movie, except i can't find any other song but "white." I love the song Eun Jung sings towards the end of the movie after she goes to the shrine type thing to honor that chicks death. as well as the song that the guy group sings at 14:47. I saw signs from the movie that said "Buttaluv" but when i searched it, the group didn't show so I'm still searching.

Dev You can watch it on netflix. It's really good

vangelie wow! its totally nice....

KaEun My favorite movie ever ♥

gadlaw Just watched this movie on Netflix and I was not disappointed with the kpop and the horror aspects of the movie. I noticed one fellow who also commented mentioned that he was 'disturbed' by "the long crinkled hair sported by Hwang Woo Seul Hye" That's a silly, subjective and petulant thing to comment your dislike of. I did like the crimped wavy hair style, it was very nice and made the young lady stand out as apart from the rest of the young ladies involved in the business of cutthroat female idol singing.

To my thinking the Asian movie makers are very much better at putting out a scary and disturbing horror movie than they can make any longer in the West. Who would have thought that you could make a horror movie involving idol singers. Indeed. I'm glad that there a lot of Korean movies and television shows on Netflix to view since the quality is very good and I have yet to find something not interesting. Good movie if you like Asian horror.

evilyn garnett Love the Kim bros. but the ending of this one really confused me. What happened at the very end? Was the curse not broken because someone else started the fire so no one would know the suicide wrote the song? Also, is it shameful to work as a back up dancer? In America you are expected to work very hard in the business for a while, not just be a "package" like spice girls. They were talking about it like she had been dancing naked. I really liked the La La sister, she was the only real musician and had a lovely soulful voice. And some of the images were very original. Still, I expected more from Kim bros and if anyone can explain ending and plot I would be so very grateful.

kelli Anyone know the song she sings in the karaoke room? I need that song. . .lol

lily this movie is jjang!! i like the story that twisted around..

seak Who know the title of song noona Hwang Woo Seul Hye sang in the karaoke room ?

seak you guys know the title of song noona Hwang Woo Seul Hye singed in the karaoke?

Beba And all uknow what, junho from 2pm take the cameo, he become mc in music fever...thats so surprised and he's very handsome in there...

Donald It wasn't what i expected but overall it's alright. you won't get too bored or too excited on this film. just to pass time if you have nothing to do.

wyi I could see some disappointments in the movie, but overall, I was glued to it. I noticed one comment saying how the plot was all over the place. All I'm gonna say is that I figured out the plot when reading the preview for this movie. The movie did what the preview said. Anyway, good movie. Better than some of the recent horror films that I have seen. Hope America does NOT make a remake and ruin the whole thing.

Jase The hair of eun-jung suits her a lot.... I like her acting.... SHE IS A WONDERFUL ACTRESS-SINGER....

And i like Jung-su tooo... she is also a wonderful actress... love all her drama's....

Keep it up people....

Emmanuel Heuer Wow, great post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

devzlee "For ham eun-jung" I like your sound when you're singing!!!!

Rin Great movie, but Choi Ah-Ra cant act that well =/ 80/100

Kevin Love this movie.. some of the musics used are very catchy. other than the white song, one song i found very interesting. the song is played on the movie after Jenny just come back from the grave to give the "white" video cassette. What is that song? I would like to sing it in full.. so catchy..

pingo It's understandable that the film is filled with the concept of Kpop idols and the overlay of horror. However this movie was a huge disappointment. From the beginning to the end, the plot is all over the place, the actors are terrible, and it gets too repetitive in scenes. Honestly, what were the directors thinking? Maybe the directors were trying to show the dark side of the music industry and the desperation of wanting to become an idol? But other then that, the direction that they chose did not compliment the story itself. Its as if they didn't know where else to go with the film and hastily bullsh*t their way to end. The film is pretty much predictable and cliche.

One advise for people who want to check the movie out, go ahead but prepare to waste your time.

Yuna (SLIGHT SPOILER)

The girl behind the wall watching the girl drink bleach is the main singer from the past band. She didn't care that the girl was sad/depressed and was trying to end her life, hence why the curse happened.

*tiky* i can't understand who was the girl that was behind a wall watching the main (in the past) suffer?????

Aishah Noor Nasrome wow! i totally can't wait either!

Sori I CANT WAIT!! When it comes out sub on the internet, im going watch it like 100 times!

Ki "White" was a highly anticipated film for myself - K-pop meets horror film but also directed by two highly acclaimed indie/experimental film directors - the Kim brothers. With that said by the time movie ended I was pretty disappointed with the lackluster feel of the entire movie.

The horror film aspect was a complete disappointment, while a mystery element developed (what's the secret behind the "White" song & videotape?) seemed to work better & the pop music aspect left me wanting more. More singing and dancing etc.

Main actress Eun Jung (from T-ARA) gave a promising performance & I would like to watch more of her in future titles, but the other performers gave purposefully over-the-top performances which felt unwarranted. The long crinkled hair sported by Hwang Woo Seul Hye was plain disturbing.


A lot of my excitement came from finally watching the two well regarded experimental film directors - Kim Gok & Kim Sun direct something outside of the familiar indie low-budget territory. Surprisingly the Kim brothers didn't leave much of their experimental signature on the film until way later in the movie by which it was to little too late. Prior to the finale - the movie plodded along in typical horror movie aspects with run-of-the-mill scare tactics (sudden blast of shrill music/screams with a closeup of a scary white painted face etc). In hindsight "White" is a big tease with nothing to offer out of the ordinary (subconscious commentary on the K-Pop scene?)- if that was the film directors' ultimate goal then they hit it out of the ballpark, but I sure didn't want to pay 8 bucks to hear that.

Riisa Eun Jung in a horror movie...can't wait!! xD

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