The Gingko Bed (1996)




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This romantic epic Korean ghost story was one of the country's biggest all-time grossing films in 1996. Su-hyun is an art lecturer with a nearly perfect life. One day he sees an exquisite old wooden bed, made from Gingko logs, in the trash outside his apartment. He takes the bed into his own apartment. Before long he discovers the bed is haunted by the ruthless spirit of Gen. Hwang, who is only able to keep his human form by eating living human hearts. It doesn't take long before the lecturer learns that in Hwang's time, he had been a court musician and had stolen the general's true love, a beautiful princess. Hwang only wants the princess's soul, which heretofore had been trapped in the gingko bed. Now she too stalks the earth looking for victims and using handy bodies to rest within. It is while resting in a stolen body that Su-hyun's girl friend, a doctor gets involved in the mystery. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


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