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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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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Scary and Consistent Ghost Story, 31 August 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won (Ji-won Ha) receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number. Her close friend Ho-jung (Yu-mi Kim) and her husband Chang-hoon (Woo-jae Choi) 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 (Seo-woo Eun) 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 (Ji-yeon Choi), 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 unravels dark and tragic secrets about the fate of Jin-hee.

"Pon" is a scary and consistent ghost story that uses elements of many other horror movies but works very well. The association is immediate with "Fatal Attraction" and "Memento Mori" with the obsessive love of Jin-hee; "The Exorcist", with the possession of Young-Su; "Whispering Corridors" franchise with the ghost in the high-school; "Ringu" , "Dark Water", "Ju-on the Grudge" and many other Asian horror movies with the shape of the haired ghost and supernatural situations. The screenplay follows the standard of most Asian horror movies, with non-chronological sequences and a strong twist in the very end. The actresses are excellent and extremely gorgeous, but I was impressed with the performance of the very young Seo-woo Eun, specially after her possession, with her face changing abruptly in many situations. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Telefone" ("The Telephone")

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