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Dark Discussions Podcast – Episode 547 – THE CALL (2020)

South Korean films are known for their length.  THE CALL (2020) is one that falls just below the two hour mark.  The film is a remake of the English language film THE CALLER (2011) that received mixed reviews.  The remake however based off the limited reviews on Rottentomatoes gives it 100% out of 12 reviews. 

When 28-year-old Seo-yeon Kim heads out to the countryside to visit her ill and estranged mother, she unfortunately loses her cellphone.  At the homestead, she finds an old cordless phone.  When a anguished woman calls and says she’s held prisoner by her own mother, Seo-yeon begins to find out secrets in her mother’s house as well as secrets from her own family’s past.

The film is written and directed by Chung-hyun Lee, based off the original script from the 2011 film written by Sergio Casci.  The film stars actresses Shin-hye Park, Jong-seo Jeon, and Sung-ryung Kim.  With its interesting plot using a feature seen in other films, the story has enough originality to make it stand out.  Your co-hosts discuss this interesting film and gives their thoughts.

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