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The Phone (2015)

Deo Pon (original title)
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A magnetic field anomaly allows a man to phone back into the past to his wife, who was murdered years ago. But to save her, he must identify the killer now and warn her before the anomaly disappears.

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Kim Bong-Joo

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Kim Bong-Joo (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Seong-woo Bae ... Do Jae-Hyun
Jang In-sub Jang In-sub ... Department Head Kim
No Jeong-ee No Jeong-ee ... Ko Kyung-rim
Eom Ji-won Eom Ji-won ... Jo Yeon-soo
Hyeon-ju Son ... Ko Dong-ho (as Son Hyun-joo)
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Since his wife has been murdered, Dong-ho has lost the light in his life. The successful businessman is broken and falls into depression, though he tries to continue with his life. But as long the killer is still out there, Dong-ho can't come clean with his loss. Then one day he gets a call and can't believe his eyes: he is talking to his dead wife! First he believes this must be a bad joke, but the woman knows things only his wife can know. Dong-ho can't believe his luck, because now he has the chance to safe her life, but he has to be as quick as possible. He thinks a magnetic field anomaly allows him to talk to his wife. Which means that he has to identify the killer and warn his wife before the anomaly disappears again. Written by Anonymus

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South Korea

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Korean

Release Date:

22 October 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Revival - Tsuma wa nido korosareru See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,012, 20 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,516, 22 November 2015
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Suspense Phones In
18 May 2016 | by dvc5159See all my reviews

The Hitchcockian thriller, having being ditched by Hollywood in favour of comic- book blockbusters, is alive and well in South Korean cinema. This incredibly suspenseful film by first- time filmmaker Kim Bong-Joo continues in the tradition of frustrating audiences with cracker-jack suspense, as he skillfully unveils the tale of how a politician (Son Hyun-Joo, very nuanced here), haunted by the loss of his wife (Uhm Ji-Won), gets a mysterious call from her a year to the date she passed. Without haste, he immediately tries to avert her death by informing her of future events, but both find out something's amiss when a particularly nasty villain comes into play. It's neo- noir by way of the Twilight Zone.

If you think this admittedly ludicrous plot sounds familiar, it does: it's similar to 2000's "Frequency" starring Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel, with a father-son focus, and an old radio instead of a husband-wife focus and phone, respectively. That American film had a much stronger dramatic dynamic that allowed the audience to invest better in the characters' plights, making their conflicts all the more intense. This film falters on that front, ironically succumbing to Hollywood's popcorn-minded temptations without rising above the genre, especially in the final third. There is a strong sense of urgency, yes, but the film needed a bit more fleshed-out characters for us to make us truly feel for every character's predicament.

No matter, Hollywood can rest easy knowing the genre is in capable hands. Better to play it safe than having it sink further below.


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