* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Yeong-wook Jo's very baroque soundtrack only adds to Geum-Ja's grace and elegance.
* CompleteMonster: Mr. Baek. He seems to have been custom designed from top to bottom to be so evil and repulsive that [[spoiler: his slow, horrible death doesn't send Geum-Ja and the children's families past the MoralEventHorizon at the end]]. Of course, the whole point is that the audience forms their own opinion on [[spoiler: whether his torture was deserved, or if it just made the victims into monsters themselves]].
* MemeticMutation: "Ni na jaraseyo." Which means, "Go mind your own business", became an extremely popular phrase in Korea.
* TearJerker: Watching Baek's snuff movies where he kills the children.
** The birthday party for all of Baek's victims
** The rice-cake. ItMakesSenseInContext.