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Death Bell (2008)

Gosa (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 6 August 2008 (South Korea)
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Advanced students who take a special class are being tortured by their class rank.

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In-sook Choi
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Yoon Soo-Jin
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Kim Ji-Won
Sung Jin ...
Bak Woo-Ram
Yi-seul Kang
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Kang Hyun
So-hie Kim
Jeong-hwan Kong ...
Lee Chi-Young
Hyun-Sang Kwon ...
Jae Wook
Beom-su Lee ...
Chang-wook Hwang
Do-hyeoni Lee
Ban-ya Mun ...
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I-na Kang
Yeo-eun Son
Jiwon Yang ...
Min Hye-Young
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At an exclusive high school in Seoul, examination marks matter and so do parents' social status. To prepare for a visit from students from England, two popular teachers, Mr. Kim and Ms. Choi, gather top pupils for a Saturday study session. Things go awry: one by one, students disappear, dying in grisly ways, sometimes in view of the others via closed circuit TV. A voice on the P.A. system warns of death if anyone tries to leave. The voice also asks questions, and Mr. Kim leads the students in trying to solve them, hoping to save a student. Will the ordeal come to an end, and is the cause rational or supernatural? What's the pattern? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One of the highest grossing Korean horror films in history, earning a total of 1,636,149 admissions. See more »

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During the beginning of the credits, Jiwon's parents are seen eating ramen noodles and talking as if it is a normal occasion, with Hyeyoung's corpse in the fish tank full of water in the background. See more »

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Followed by Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp (2010) See more »

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Death Bell (2008)
27 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fast paced Korean high school spin on Saw. Students are kidnapped, set up in traps, and their classmates must answer questions to set them free. Simple set-up that requires a lot of generous suspension of disbelief by the audience. The killer becomes almost omniscient, and their technical skills are flawless. Still, if people didn't follow the rules we wouldn't have a film. The traps are pretty unsettling, and the story behind why this is going on manages to intrigue for the short running time. Also a critique on the competitive nature of education in South Korea, we see the students scores represented like sports scores. It knows when to build the suspense and when to relish in its gore, but the victims are simply that, and the twist is just too convenient.


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