The Fake

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Synonyms: The Fake
Japanese: 사이비
English: The Fake
French: The Fake
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 21, 2013
Producers: Studio Dadashow
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Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.571 (scored by 11901,190 users)
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Ranked: #62412
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Popularity: #8248
Members: 4,489
Favorites: 13
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Who is good and who is evil? What is the boundary between them? An animated thriller about the tension between a good-hearted person speaking falsely and an evil-natured person speaking truthfully, and of those that surround them.

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Winner of the Platinum Grand Prize during the 2014 Future Film Festival, held in Italy.

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Yeon, Sang-ho
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Original Creator, Key Animation


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Feb 10, 2014
1 sentence review: If you don't like dark stories and heavy theme, and cannot handle being frustrated while story develops, you will not like this movie.

Similar to Sangho Yeon's last movie, Dwaejiui Wang, Saibi depicts a darker part of the society, such as religious cults, swindlers, alcohol abuse, and domestic violence. Throughout the movie, the viewers are left to ponder about what is right and what is wrong, and may be very frustrated by how there is not a single character that truly acts on "justice". I will leave to to the viewers to decide what director Yeon was trying to communicate in this movie, ...
Sep 25, 2014
Saibi is a movie about how horrible life can be and how horrible some people can become. It focuses heavily on the ideas of right and wrong and how far you would go to represent your opinions. Would you even destroy happiness of others to do so?

The story takes place in a poor village in South Korean. In this village is a small Christian church which a lot of the villagers visit, to pray and hope for a better afterlife. You as the audience focus the conflict between the main protagonist and this church. The main protagonist is for me the most unlikeable character ...
Oct 6, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Saibi, or "The Fake", is an independent, Korean film that tells a tale of hardship in life and where religion fits into the picture. It wouldn't be a stretch to call this movie offensive, as most people might end up seeing it that way with its harsh language and harsh treatment towards its characters. Watching the movie, you can tell the audience it's directed at is very particular. There could be one powerful aspect of this movie, out of a laundry-list of them, that might make you want to drop it a short ways in. This movie requires patience, attention, and most surely tolerance.

The movie ...

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