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Sun-young, a popular radio host, decides to quit her job to take care of her ill-daughter. But, the last day of her job turns nightmarish when a murderer takes her family hostage.

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Credited cast:
... Seon-yeong Go
... Dong-soo Han
Joon-Ha Lee ... Eun-Soo Go
... Deok-tae Son
Song-hyeon Choi ... Kyeong-yang Park
Da-eun Sin ... Ah-yeong Go
Man-sik Jeong ... Jeong-moon Oh - Producer
Min Kyu Kim ... Woo-han Yang
Seok-hyeon Jo ... Detective Jo
Ji-Hyun Nam ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hee-Won Choi ... Hyun-Ji Go
Tae-goo Eom ... Detective Uhm
Hyuna ... Sa-yoon
Shin-Young Kim ... next studio DJ
Yun-tae Kim ... First police visitor
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Popular TV anchorwoman and late night radio host Sun-Young (Soo-Ae) prepares to work her final radio program. After this program she will prepare to take her ill daughter to America the following morning. During the radio show Ko Sun-Young receives a startling text message. At Ko Sun-Young's apartment, her ill daughter is being watched by Sun-Young's sister Ah-Young (Shin Da-Eun). Then, a man named Dong-Su (Yoo Ji-Tae) breaks into the apartment with a large wrench. He knocks Ah-Young unconscious, but is unable to locate Sun-Young's daughter - who is hiding in a closet. Dong-Su then sends the text message to Sun-Young instructing her to follow his directions and not to tell anyone. Written by luraz isketambola

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14 October 2010 (South Korea)  »

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KRW 7,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Breathtaking.
1 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I had a fascinating experience watching this South Korean movie spoken in Korean (Hangugeo, Chosönmal) a language I don't even know how to say Yes or No with, even if my life would depend on it. I saw the whole movie without subtitles (more than two hours). It was a thriller, extremely well done, that kept me most of the time on the edge of my seat, panting with anxiety and fear for what I was suspecting was going to happen next (It didn't, something different did).

After the movie was over I went back and saw it with subtitles. And you know what? I enjoyed it much more when I couldn't understand A WORD of the storyline! The actors were so good, the story was told so clearly thanks to a superb camera work and editing that verbal explanations were unnecessary to enjoy the film.

Of course when I saw it the second time with subtitles I learned some things that dressed up the story a bit, but it wasn't anything that couldn't be understood without. That --I think-- proves that silent pictures were so successful because the image alone could tell you the story.

Now, the movie as a movie: Excellent, I found it superb, one of the best thrillers I have ever seen. Absolutely enjoyable from beginning to end without a single moment where you could start feeling bored, so well structured and produced is this film.

My recommendation: A 10.


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