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Midnight FM (2010)

Simya-ui FM (original title)
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.

Director:

Sang Man Kim

Writers:

Sang Man Kim, Hwi Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Soo Ae ... Seon-yeong Go
Yoo Ji-Tae ... Dong-soo Han
Joon-Ha Lee Joon-Ha Lee ... Eun-Soo Go
Dong-seok Ma ... Deok-tae Son
Song-hyeon Choi Song-hyeon Choi ... Kyeong-yang Park
Da-eun Sin Da-eun Sin ... Ah-yeong Go
Man-sik Jeong Man-sik Jeong ... Jeong-moon Oh - Producer
Min Kyu Kim Min Kyu Kim ... Woo-han Yang
Seok-hyeon Jo Seok-hyeon Jo ... Detective Jo
Ji-Hyun Nam Ji-Hyun Nam ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hee-Won Choi Hee-Won Choi ... Hyun-Ji Go
Tae-goo Eom Tae-goo Eom ... Detective Uhm
Hyuna Hyuna ... Sa-yoon
Shin-Young Kim Shin-Young Kim ... next studio DJ
Yun-tae Kim Yun-tae Kim ... First police visitor
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

radio | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Run the show exactly as I say...

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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watchable thriller...not as tense as everybodies making it out to be
6 June 2014 | by bcheng93See all my reviews

good decent flick but not quite an A option unless you are a huge fan of thrillers and Korean flicks, but still a solid B or B+ option. The Koreans never seem to turn out a really bad movie and this was no different.

do Koreans ever shoot in anything in normal colors and tones, it seems that every movie is shot in an over-saturated color tone and quite frankly i like to see a different style.( just like they don't make bad movies i guess )

the movie got favorable reviews from just about everybody that rated it and after watching it, i would agree that it is a good movie but not as tension filled for me...which was a letdown, compared to everybody else that saw it.

story is about a psychotic schizo who gets infatuated with a overnight radio personality and what happens after he decides to take action on his wild thoughts and the aftermath of his actions. the guy that plays the villain is pretty good, he is the same villain from "oldboy". all in all, the movie has really high production values, is very well paced for a thriller and the acting was good thru-out.

...what's with the Travis Bickle angle though, i don't know, i mean Travis is iconic and this movie doesn't come close to " taxi driver ", and as an afterthought i hope it was only an homage, hehe!


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 October 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

KRW7,000,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,171,078
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Weekend Cinema, Hong Film See more »
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Color:

Color
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