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Phone (2002)
"Pon" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  26 July 2002 (South Korea)
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After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number. Her close friend Ho-jung and her husband ... See full summary »

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Yu-mi Kim ...
Ho-jeong
Woo-jae Choi ...
Chang-hoon
Ji-yeon Choi ...
Jin-hie
Seo-woo Eun ...
Yeong-ju
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After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number. Her close friend Ho-jung and her husband Chang-hoon invite Ji-won to move to their house in Bang Bae that is empty and closed. When the young daughter of her friends Young-Su answers a phone call in her mobile phone, the girl screams and changes her behavior, feeling a great attraction for her father and rejecting her mother. Meanwhile Ji-won receives weird phone calls and sees and listens to a teenager playing Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" on the piano. After investigating her phone number, Ji-won discovers that the original owner of the number, Jin-hee, had vanished and the two next owners of the number have mysteriously died in unusual circumstances. Her further investigation about Jin-hee discloses that the teenager was absolutely disturbed with her obsessive love for a man that had broken the relationship with her, and later she ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$559,138 (Italy) (14 May 2004)

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A pretty GOOD movie after all!!
23 March 2003 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

I REALLY DID ENJOY THIS MOVIE

Well, I understand a lot of the naysayers criticizing this movie as being a rip-off of other "superior" Asian horror films. "Phone" does take some scare elements off other films, but it does quite successfully recycle them and add in a truly original plot line that I will definitely not spoil for anyone who has not seen it. This movie might seem derivative to some, but it's not totally cliched as many crappier Hollywood horror movies are.

Above all, watch this movie with sufficient sound effects(get the DVD if possible) and I can guarantee a memorable movie experience for the evening(yes, watch it when it's dark......)


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