New to Netflix South Korean sci-fi thriller The Call (review)

The Call is now available to stream on Netflix

The Call is a new South Korean sci-fi/thriller. When I say ‘sci-fi’, I mean that in the lightest way imaginable. It’s far from sci-fi but it does have some time-bending between the past and present. So, what else can I call it?. Above everything, it is a thriller and quite a dark and unique thriller too.

The Call featured on a recent Moviehooker movie of upcoming Asian films to watch out for and thankfully, we were right, The Call is definitely a film you wanna be checking out.

Every time Seo-Yeon’s house phone rings, Young-Sook is on the other end of the line. The thing is, the call is coming from inside of her house, not only that, the call is also coming from 1999. Seo-Yeon is able to chat with Young-Sook and prevent fate from happening. But by changing the past, a new future must be written, Seo-Yeon quickly realises that the past should have remained unchanged.

A very entertaining film, well written, beautifully shot and directed with two great performances from Oh Jeong-Se & Jong-seo Jun.

The Call looks to be the feature-length directorial debut from Lee Chung-Hyun. This is the second unique South Korean thriller I have seen in the past week with the first being Beasts Clawing At Straws. Chung-hyun has one more directing credit for, Bargain, a short film from 2015. Most definitely another new name to be watching out for.

I also have to point out that the Netflix synopsis spoils what I thought was a crucial reveal in the film. So, if this is all you know about it then don’t read the plot before you press play so you can enjoy it properly without any spoilers.

As always, thanks for reading.

Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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