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18 August 2005 (South Korea) See more »
A cellist is haunted by strange events after a car wreck Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Hyeon-a Seong ... Hong Mi-ju
Da-an Park ... Kim Tae-yeon
Ho-bin Jeong ... Jun-ki
Jin Woo ... Kyung-ran
Na-woon Kim ... Sun-ae
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Joo-na Lee
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Woo-cheol Lee 
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Woo-cheol Lee 

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Jongwoo Kim 

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Also Known As:
"Chello hongmijoo ilga salinsagan" - South Korea (original title)
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94 min
Argentina:16 | Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:U (with warning) (DVD rating) | Germany:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:Not Rated
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And they say the cello plays only beautiful music..., 29 March 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Despite the lukewarm reviews on Amazon and IMDb, I still decided to give "Cello" a chance. Why? Well, because it is a Korean horror movie, and I do enjoy Asian movies quite a lot. And I am glad enough that I did pick up this movie from Amazon.

The story in "Cello" is fairly straight forward for a horror movie, but it was refreshing not to have the stereotypical Asian ghosts lurk at every dark corner here in this movie - there is nothing particularly scary about an Asian girl in a white dress with long, black hair covering the face.

But back to the story at hand, Mi-Ju has survived a car crash, but she is haunted by her past. And things around her are starting to become strange and threatening as her past is catching up with her. With her secret hidden from her family, she has no one to turn to, and slowly, an encroaching darkness is creeping up on her family.

For an Asian horror movie, then "Cello" was rather unusual. That being said, I am not saying it is bad. It was a nice change of pace in the Asian horror genre to have a movie take this approach. But for a horror movie, then "Cello" was surprisingly devoid of scares and spooky moments. The movie isn't boring, but it trots along at a fairly level pace - a pace that some might find slow and dull. But it serves the story well, as it builds up suspense and it does reveal the storyline, one slice at a time.

The acting in the movie was quite good, not amongst the best I have seen in Asian horror movies, but it was good and served the movie well. People did good jobs with their given characters.

"Cello" is a good addition to any DVD collection that contains Asian horror movies. And if you are looking for an Asian horror movie that is not centered around the stereotypical Asian ghost, then "Cello" is a good choice.

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