Genre loss and narrative dilemma: Comparative analysis of the Chinese and Korean versions of the film Door Lock

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Xue Chen

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The two versions of the Chinese and South Korean films "Door Lock" are both realistic suspense films. The two films use audio-visual means to describe the problem of women living alone, highlighting the plight of women being watched and the dangerous situation that they cannot escape. By carefully disassembling the mirror language and narrative techniques of the two films, this paper focuses on thinking about the elements that determine the form and style of the suspense film, discusses the genre style shaping of the film from the mirror image, explores the narrative motivation from the character design, and considers the realistic expression of the film from the social background.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26789/JSC.2023.01.004
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