Sorum is a 2001 South Korean horror film and the feature film debut of director Yoon Jong-chan. Starring Kim Myung-min and Jang Jin-young, it tells the story of a young taxi driver who moves into a dilapidated old apartment building, the site of a brutal tragedy thirty years earlier. The film has been nominated for and won several awards.[1][2][3]

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Revised RomanizationSoreum
Directed byYoon Jong-chan
Produced byHwang Pil-seon
Written byYoon Jong-chan
StarringKim Myung-min
Jang Jin-young
Music byPark Jeong-ho
Yoon Min-hwa
CinematographyHwang Seo-sik
Edited byKyung Min-ho
Distributed byBuena Vista International
Release date
  • August 4, 2001 (2001-08-04)
Running time
112 minutes
CountrySouth Korea


Looking for a new start, a young taxi driver moves into Apt. 504 of an old tenement named Migum Apartments. He soon finds that the previous tenant died mysteriously, and everyone on the floor is connected to the man.

After befriending the neighbor living a few doors down, he falls into an affair that sends them both down a dark path. But there's something else odd about the atmosphere in the run-down building. Does a ghost haunt those living here, or does the evil exist in those left alive?



2001 Sitges Film Festival

2001 Busan Film Critics Awards

2001 Blue Dragon Film Awards

2001 Director's Cut Awards

2002 Fantasporto International Fantasy Film

2002 Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema


Dread Central wrote, "Sorum is definitely a slow burn", but called the film's "subtle horror" effective.[4]


  1. ^ Kim, Kyu-hyun (27 March 2006). "Sorum – Korean thriller captures true spirit of classic film noir". OhmyNews International. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  2. ^ "Sorum". Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  3. ^ Paik, Peter Y. "Sorum". The Film Journal. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  4. ^ Butane, Johnny (4 August 2005). "Sorum (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-08-07.

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