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The Call (2020)

Kol (original title)
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Two people live in different times. Seo-Yeon lives in the present and Young-Sook lives in the past. One phone call connects the two, and their lives are changed irrevocably.

Director:

Chung-Hyun Lee

Writers:

Sergio Casci (based on an original screenplay by), Chung-Hyun Lee
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Credited cast:
Park Shin-Hye ... Seo-yeon
Jong-seo Jun ... Young-sook
Sung-ryung Kim ... Seo-yeon's mother (as Sung-ryung Kim)
El Lee ... Young-sook's mother
Park Ho-San ... Seo-yeon's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oh Jeong-Se ... Sung-ho
Kyung-Sook Jo Kyung-Sook Jo ... Sun-hee
Ryu Kyung-Soo ... Junior police officer
Dong-hwi Lee ... Baek Mi-hyun
Chang-gil Moon ... Junk collector
Yo-sep Song Yo-sep Song ... Police officer
Chae-Young Um Chae-Young Um ... Seo-yeon (young)
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Two people live in different times. Seo-Yeon lives in the present and Young-Sook lives in the past. One phone call connects the two, and their lives are changed irrevocably.

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In 1999, Young-sook says she is 28 and was born in 1972. This is due to the unique age-calculating-system used in Korea. When a Korean baby is born, they already one years old. See more »

Goofs

In 1999, Young-sook says she is 28 and was born in 1972. If she was born in 1972, she would be either 26 or 27 in 1999. That's because in Korean culture people usually add 1 year to their age. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Caller (2011) See more »

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Complicated but not the way it wants to be
29 November 2020 | by tmpsvitaSee all my reviews

The Call is complicated but not in the way it wants to be. With a story like this one, original and very difficult to properly develop, you can have a great movie or and entertaining one but you need a really capable writer in both the cases. Unfortunately Chung-Hyun Lee is a decent director that knows how to entertain the audience but it's not a writer that knows how to handle a story this particular, even if he was the one that came up with it. This idea, because this is what we really see here: a great idea, needed more effort into the script to be transposed into something that made sense, instead the screenplay appears shallow, messy and ignorant, with logic too often sacrificed for entertainment purposes leading to plot holes and inconsistent plot twists that make you enjoy the movie less and less until it becomes more disappointing than engaging and more nonsensical than smart.


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Official Sites:

Netflix

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

27 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Production Co:

Yong Film See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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