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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joo-na Lee

Directed by
Woo-cheol Lee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Woo-cheol Lee 

Production Design by
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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Disappointing ghost flick, 27 August 2012
Author: p-stepien from United Kingdom

Cello instructor and would-be music professor Hong Mi-ju (Hyeon-a Seong) entrapped within unresolved past issues becomes haunted by an unnamed ghost, which has clear bad intentions and will stop at nothing to enact revenge for an unnamed wrong. Pretty standard Asian ghost theme? You betcha.

"Cello" is so deeply in tune with the Asian ghost film phenomenon that it starts eating its own toes within the first few scenes. However repetitive the story a proper execution would at least keep up interest in the unfolding story, even if surprises are few and far between. Hyeon-a Seong gives off a terrible performance painstakingly imitating emotions with the utmost failure being that of fear. Supporting cast further dilute the story with some laughable reactions, which make 1980s slasher movies look almost Oscar worthy. Scare factor is severely diluted not only down to performances, but also thanks to the unwaning deja vu attacks. Held together by a slow meandering plot which lacks both compassion or tension with frights signalized by overtly noisy and predictable music / sounds reaching the finale is an arduous task.

Once there the story does offer some respite to those, who traversed the journey with a nicely tied in twist conclusion, notwithstanding the irksome humdrum leading to the point.

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