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The child is a withdrawn little boy who likes to draw Munch-like pictures [i.e. THE SCREAM]. The little boy Jin-sung (Moon Woo-bin) is well received in his new home. However, the grandmother [Mothers mom] believes that blood is more important and never treats the child as her own grandson. The grandfather [The fathers dad] treats him as one of the family. There is one thing that is strange about this little boy however, and that is his extreme fascination with an Acacia tree in the backyard. But there is a reason for his obsession of this tree, and in his drawing of trees. Moreover, there is more to the tree than the viewer is led to believe. This is where the ambiguity of the film comes in. Why is the child so fascinated with this tree?
Meanwhile, the mother learns that she is pregnant.Read more ›
I felt that this film was very overlooked, probably from lack of information about it. The film does starts off a bit slow and seemingly more dramatic. But soon takes a turn into a ghost story, then to more of a psychological horror. It starts start off very comfortable where you really do feel for the family then you really start to feel for the young boy, he has an obsession with trees because after his mother passed away he was told that she became a tree. He then identifies that the Acacia in the backyard must be his mother. Another review I read made a very good point about a theme of childbearing through out the movie.Read more ›
A middle-aged couple, distraught over the fact that theirs is a ''childless'' household (made even more tragically ironic when given the fact that the husband's profession is that of an Obstetrician), decides to side-step their fertility difficulties by looking into the adoption alternative.
At the agency the wife becomes fascinated with the drawing talents of a 6-year-old boy, and upon meeting the quiet & somewhat withdrawn boy in person becomes enamored with him as well.
He is well received into his new home, which consists of the husband & wife couple and the husband's father, but it takes some time before Jin-sung can adapt enough to truly feel part of the ''family.''
But not everyone in this family is pleased with this arrangement, as the wife's mother makes comments to the affect that Jin-sung is not ''blood'' and as such could therefore never "truly" be the couple's son -- all within earshot of the little boy, no less! Things later take another nosedive as the couple receives the surprising news that they are finally to give birth to a child of their own.
Before long, Jin-sung is feeling left out and alone; his only solace being in the form of a sickly near-dead acacia tree in their yard and a creepy little girl from the house next door who becomes his companion & playmate.
The situation intensifies as Jin-sung runs out of the house one rainy night and is never seen or heard from again, and the family he was once a part of soon begins to disintegrate and implode from within.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had this dvd and this is the saddest movie I ever seen with creepy atmosphere. A child was adopted but when they had their own child, this adopted child with strange behavior was... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stacy
Mi-sook (Shim Hye-jin, one of my favorite Korean actresses) and Do-il (Kim Jin-geun) are a married couple in their mid-30s having trouble conceiving a child of their own, so they... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Chris Charles
Acacia, also released as Root of Evil was just OK.
In the film, a couple who've been having a hard time getting pregnant over the last ten years, decide to adopt a... Read more
A movie that has many twists and turns that keep you watching.Published 15 months ago by V. E. Pushchak
Very good movie, i hoped to know more about the childs origin and the reason of his extrange behavior but it was a good moviePublished on June 10, 2014 by Ana gabriela
I found the packaging well done.Affordable price and fast posting.I enjoyed this film and recommend it to other viewers.