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Top Customer Reviews
Soh-Wee is pretty, friendly, lively, and a kind of leader that other students look up to. She's also generous, as she buys concert tickets for herself and Jin-Sung, ditching school, and also the only one to be nice to Uhm Hae-Ju, a rather porky girl whom everyone else teases. However, Soh-wee is also the prima ballerina at school, and when the 26th Seoul Ballet contest arrives, with only one student allowed to nominate the school, despite the teacher Ms. Muhn's assurances of a fair audition, it's basically an audition in name only. But as Ms. Muhn says, the role of Giselle (in Adolf Adamson's Giselle and Albrecht) requires one to convey a lot of emotion, which is no problem for Soh-Hee.
As for Jin-Sung, she's a bit shy, sort of uptight, isn't that good at ballet, and is clearly overshadowed by her prettier friend. She wants to win just once, and she falls prey to jealousy. She climbs the stairs and guess what she wishes for? For her, the backlash occurs when Soh-Hee, whom she was in a tussle with, commits suicide.Read more ›
According to the film's legend, the 28 stairs to the dormitories are said to be enchanted by the Fox spirit, and if the 29th step appears, the Fox will grant your wish. Of course, the wish never turns out like any of the characters would hope. Enter So-Hee and Jin-Sung, two close friends who take ballet classes together (when they're not skipping school to go to concerts). So-Hee is the prettier of the two, and the more talented, however she is only taking ballet because of her mother's own life failings and doesn't really enjoy it. Jin-Sung is slightly more average-looking, and not as talented as her friend, but her passion for the art is genuine. Of course, this passion causes conflict when an audition comes up and Jin-Sung knows in her heart that she'll be passed over in favor of her more blase' friend, and this causes deep resentment in her.
So imagine her surprise when she sees the much-maligned Hye-Ju, once the school's chubby bulls-eye for cruel pranks, suddenly svelte as a result of the stairs, Jin-Sung implores the Fox to allow her to win the competition. Of course, she wins, but only as a result of So-Hee injuring her foot.Read more ›
Two friends at a girl's school in Seoul take ballet class in school. It came naturally for So-hee, but Jin-sung has to work very hard to be good and the teacher reminded her. So-hee had been sitting out injured w/ wraps to heal. As things move along, we see that So-hee is an adorable, vibrant personality that does things spontaneously, like sneaking out to a concert or into the school dorm to talk to Jin-sung late at night. One night she says she only does ballet because her mother forces her and she'd rather quit. Then she says that it makes her feel alive. Before she leaves she tells Jin-sung that in 10 years they'll be performing in London, her as Giselle (the lead) and Jin as some other character and leaves. So-hee is also pretty insensitive, clueless, and self-preoccupied. Around this time, the fat, crazy girl in the school with orange hair has been wandering around- being weird. The "wishing stairs" are mentioned and explained in the beginning, and her fascination. One day- she appears to have lost weight, but she still acts and walks awkwardly- she tells Jin-sung what happened. In the meantime, it has been announced that there will be an audition and the best goes to a competition where the winner goes to ballet school in Russia. No one is excited because So-hee takes off her wraps and dances like she was never injured- which inspires gossip. Jin-sung overhears So-hee getting pointers on her dance,etc.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well...I dunno. I was not 'surprised' or 'shocked at the twists and turns'....
This was unfortunately, pretty standard "school girl rivalry plot w/supernatural twist"... Read more
Loved it! Hollywood should really take a lesson from the Asian Cinema. This is how you tell a story!
Great twists and awesome action.
I like and recomend it if you like, the more mental and less noisey, Asian style horror as opposed to the American style horror.Published on August 5, 2007 by Po Boy
Wishing Stairs (Jae-Yeon Yoon, 2003)
To call Wishing Stairs the third movie of the Ghost School trilogy (as many do; the three movies are marketed as a trilogy in most... Read more
This is the final movie from the High School Horror Story series. I really love this one. If I would climb the wishing stairs I would wish to meet my love. But... Read morePublished on March 25, 2007 by Roberta Wright
I enjoyed the opening scenes best - the wishing stairs are eerily beautiful. I especially liked the overweight, outcast character. Visually, it's appealing. Read morePublished on November 20, 2006 by Dorian
Wishing Stairs is definitely the weaker of the so called "trilogy" of movies, despite them having not very much in common, apart from they're all set in a high school. Read morePublished on October 11, 2006 by Meesha
The entire production from beginning to end is a masterpiece. The acting, directing, production, cinematography, soundwork and even the DVD itself are state of the art. Read morePublished on October 7, 2006 by G. Vignes
"Wishing Stairs" is the third installment to the "Yeogo Goedam" series, with "Whispering Corridors" and "Memento Mori" being the first and the second parts respectively. Read morePublished on August 29, 2006 by Anton Ilinski
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