Handphone (Korean핸드폰; RRHaendeupon; MRHaendŭp‘on) is 2009 South Korean thriller film.[2][3]

Directed byKim Han-min
Written byKim Mi-hyeon
Produced byHeo Tae-gu
Kim Min-gi
Heo Chang
Eom Ju-yeong
StarringUhm Tae-woong
Park Yong-woo
CinematographyPark Sang-hun
Edited byKim Sun-min
Music byKim Jun-seong
Release date
  • February 19, 2009 (2009-02-19)
Running time
137 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$3.9 million[1]

Plot Edit

Talent manager Seung-min sees Yoon Jin-ah, a rising actress, as his one last hope to turn his life around. Just as Jin-ah is on the path to stardom, he receives a threat from her former lover and gets her sex clip on his phone. Seung-min tracks down the culprit and retrieves the tape but ends up losing his phone. He realizes there is one last evidence of the sex tape on his phone and anxiously looks for it. Yi-gyu, who found Seung-min's phone, calls Seung-min's wife and asks her to come pick it up. On the night the phone was supposed to be returned, Yi-gyu doesn't show up. Now Yi-gyu is the one holding the leverage. Seung-min tries to do everything possible to get back his phone but Yi-gyu's demands are escalating to the point of no return.[4][5]

Cast Edit

Unofficial remakes Edit

Two South Indian films have been made whose plots have close resemblance to Handphone, but they are not officially credited as remakes. The films are Chaappa Kurishu [6] (lit. "Heads or Tails"; Malayalam; 2011) and its remake Pulivaal ("Tail of Tiger"; Tamil; 2014) [7]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Handphone (2009)". www.koreanfilm.or.kr.
  2. ^ Lee, Eun-joo (4 February 2009). "Thriller Handphone rings true to reality". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  3. ^ Song, Woong-ki (15 January 2009). "Cell phone topic of new thriller". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  4. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (12 February 2009). "Hand Phone Showcases Top Talent". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  5. ^ Applegat, Ben (31 July 2013). "Fast-paced thriller fails to make it past vibrate". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  6. ^ "Row over Kerala State Films Award". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Chappa Kurishu Malayalam Movie Review" Archived 2012-03-20 at the Wayback Machine. Kerala9.com. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-24.

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