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Release Date:
26 July 2002 (South Korea) See more »
Tagline:
The Last Call You'll Ever Get ...
Plot:
After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Ji-won Ha ... Ji-won
Yu-mi Kim ... Ho-jeong
Woo-jae Choi ... Chang-hoon
Ji-yeon Choi ... Jin-hie
Seo-woo Eun ... Yeong-ju
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeong-yun Choi ... Woman in elevator
Seong-hwan Jeong

Directed by
Byeong-ki Ahn 
 
Original Music by
Sang-ho Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Yong-shik Mun 
 
Production Design by
Yo-han Lee 
 

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Also Known As:
"Pon" - South Korea (original title)
"Voice" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for violence/disturbing images and some sexual material
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Japan:100 min | Italy:102 min | South Korea:104 min
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A haunting to remember, 6 August 2002
Author: Thomas Giammarco (giammarcoken@hanmail.net) from Jeonju, Korea

There is nothing subtle about ghost in the movie Phone. No slow build up of atmosphere or gradually letting its presence be known. This ghost is direct, purposeful and terrifying.

The first 40 minutes or so of this movie kept me at the edge of my seat and I was more frightened by this movie than I have been in a long time. Unfortunately, once we learn the identity of the ghost and we think we have discerned its motives, it takes some of the impact away. The movie cannot maintain the tension it set up at the beginning of the film and the ending seemed somehow tame compared to the scares of the first half..not to say that it isn't scary..just less so than what came before.

I don't want to give away too much before it has been seen by a wider audience, but if you enjoyed Ring or Gawi, you will like this movie as well. A special Kudos should be given to Seo-woo Eun, the little girl who plays Young-ju. While she is possessed by the ghost, this little girl will terrify you with the looks of pure hatred and the aura of menace she generates. She manages to be more frightening without an ounce of make-up than any CGI ghost or squib-soaked demon I have ever seen on screen. Linda Blair, eat your heart out.

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