Yun-hee is under pressure by her editor to produce something of interest for her next book. She hasn’t had a book published in three years and is all too cognizant of this fact. Things look up when her old friend Seo-yeon calls from Vietnam. Seo-Yeon informs Yun-hee about a local Vietnamese folklore centered around a girl named “Muoi” and her haunted portrait. It just so happens that in Yun-hee’s previous book, she wrote a tale concerning her friends title “Secrets & Lies”. In the book Seo-Yeon was portrayed in the most horrid manner, but Yun-hee is sure that Seo-Yeon hasn’t read the book as she has been living in Vietnam for years. Yun-hee eagerly flies to Vietnam to learn more about Muoi.

Over a century ago, Muoi was born as a normal child, but was ignored by the locals and led a lonely existence. She grew up with dazzling beauty and eventually fell in love with a handsome painter named Nguyen, but this man also charms a wealthy girl (Hong Anh) who is extremely jealous and vindictive. Once she finds out about Muoi’s relationship with Nguyen, she has Muoi’s ankle broken and face disfigured by some acidic substance in an utterly gruesome manner. Shortly afterwards, on the 15th day of the lunar calendar (the full moon day), Muoi hangs herself to return as a ghost out for revenge. Eventually, village monks are able to capture Muoi’s vengeful spirit and seal it within her portrait.

Upon investigation, Yun-hee knows a Korean professor who was some years ago involved in the curse's research and also a friend of Seo-yeon. The professor has disappeared without trace. Finally, after a long time of horrors throughout the exploration, she finds out a terrible fact that Muoi's spirit was stuck with him and transferred into Seo-yeon. His bloody corpse emerges for Yun-hee when she discovers a secret chamber in Seo-yeon's villa. Coming down the subway, she finds a recorded tape made by the professor with an incantation to call Muoi's spirit. At the end, he counts from one to ten in Vietnamese (Muoi means Ten originally) and the portrait appears in the dark with Muoi's corpse emerging from the picture. Muoi is now awakened and chases Yun-hee whilst she attempts to exit the chamber. Later, she finds her friend Seo-yeon standing together with Muoi's sudden disappearance. Seo-yeon insists Yun-hee kill her by a hairpin as she is marred by the ghost. Tearfully, Yun-hee then stabs her friend. However, Seo-yeon suddenly laughs out loud, signing that Muoi is now transferred into Yun-hee. Without struggle, Yun-hee was highly hanged and entered by Muoi. The film ends with Yun-hee's vengeful smirk after avenging Seo-yeon's betraying lover.














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Directed by Kim Tae-kyeong
Produced by  
Written by Ji Jak
Kim Tae-kyeong
Starring Jo An
Cha Ye-ryeon
Ahn Thu
Music by Ryu Hyeong-wook
Distributed by Cinema Service
CJ Entertainment
Release date(s) July 25, 2007
Running time 93 min.
Language Korean
Budget 3,000,000