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Hand Phone (핸드폰)

핸드폰 (Haen-deu-pon)

Directed by Kim Han-min (김한민)

Screenplay by


137min | Release date in South Korea :

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. Lee-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 suppose to be returned, Lee-gyu doesn't show up. Now Lee-gyu is the one holding the leverage. Seung-min tries to do everything possible to get back his phone but Lee-gyu's demands are escalating to the point of no return


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Hand Phone | HanCinema Reviews

  • [Guest Film Review] "Hand Phone"

    Despite being a 2009 film based on the concept of the mobile phone, when smart phones were not the rule yet, "Hand Phone" seems to be even timelier today, since people seem more attached than ever to their phones,...More

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  • [Guest Film Review] "Hand Phone"

    Despite being a 2009 film based on the concept of the mobile phone, when smart phones were not the rule yet, "Hand Phone" seems to be even timelier today, since people seem more attached than ever to their phones,...More
  • "Nameless Gangster" released in North America

    2012/03/28, Source
    PREFACE "My reason for wanting to tell a story from the '80s is because I feel that the current societal climate is very similar. About 3 years ago I got a feeling that the era of my deceased father was suddenly coming back, an era in which everyone's good will is only reserved for their own survival and well being. But like my own father, I did not see these people as selfish fools, but sympathized with them. I wanted to portray these characters not as criminals who were on the wrong side of the law, but as people who tried their best to survive and thrive despite the conditions they were in. People innately follow the times they live in and those who ride it architect the next generation. The '80s in South Korea were an incredibly volatile decade in which a single person's decision could change the direction of an entire era. Following men who lived through that decade, I wanted to show that the eighties had more dramatic appeal than any other decade. I wanted to inquire whether it was the times that were changing the people, or if it was the people that were changing the times. Most of all, I hope that the audience can laugh and identify with these men who lived like kings in the face of loyalty, betrayal, and ambition".,...More
  • 'Arrow' aims for new horizons

    2011/08/04, Source
    Actor Park Hae-il appears in a scene from Kim Han-min's epic archery action film "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon". / Courtesy of Lotte Entertainment By Lee Hyo-won Finally, a film that ties enduring soul-searching themes with exhilarating action and dashes of tasteful comedy, all set in a familiar yet exotic backdrop. "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon", a well-directed and craftily edited "kill all with a single arrow" period piece, could have consulted a better VFX supervisor. Still, it offers thrilling, multi-textured entertainment that makes modern snipers seem boring. Strong box office sales are highly probable along with ancillary potential overseas as distribution rights have been sold to 13 countries,...More
  • "Beware Transformers and move!", the 3 blue chips of Chungmuro strike back

    2011/07/04, Source
    They say the first impressions are the most lasting. The Chungmuro blue chip directors whose first movies have made big hits are acting as tow trucks for the revival of Korean movies. As "Transformers 3" has gathered 2,000,000 admissions in the weekend only, the Korean directors are preparing to strike back.,...More
  • 'Arrow' aims ultimate summer success

    2011/06/23, Source
    A scene from "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" By Kwaak Je-yup The filmmakers and actors of summer blockbuster "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" are confident bows and arrows can entertain just as much as guns and bullets. At a promotional press event on Tuesday in Seoul, the film's director Kim Han-min ("Hand Phone", 2009) said he felt as a child "a visceral pleasure" from using the traditional weapon, which he "hoped the audience will share with this movie",...More
  • Park Ki-woong cast for "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon"... with Park Hae-il

    2011/02/08, Source
    Actor Park Ki-woong (26) has been cast for the movie "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" (director Kim Han-min, productions Dasepo Club). "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" is a historical action movie of the battle between Chosun New Palace and Chungnara armies 13 years after artificial restoration by Kim Han-min who also directed movies like "Paradise Murdered" and "Hand Phone".,...More
  • Park Hae-il and Moon Chae-won confirmed casting for movie "The Bow"

    2011/01/31, Source
    Actor and actress Park Hae-il and Moon Chae-won have been cast for the movie "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon". Distributor Lotte Entertainment revealed on the 31st, "It has been confirmed that Park Hae-il a, Moon Chae-won, Ryu Seung-ryong, Kim Moo-yul and others will play lead roles in the thrilling action historical movie "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" based on 13 years after the artificial restoration".,...More
  • Uhm Tae-woong to meet fans in Japan this weekend

    2010/08/25, Source
    Korean actor Uhm Tae-woong [Sim Entertainment] Korean actor Uhm Tae-woong will hold a fan meeting in Japan over the weekend, according to his agency Sim Entertainment on Wednesday. An official from Sim told 10Asia over the phone that the actor will meet with his fans on August 28 at the Umeda Museum of Modern Art located in Osaka,...More
  • "The Day Before" released on April 1

    2010/04/02, Source
    Director Jo Chang-ho's melodrama "The Day Before" was released this week. The,...More
  • Uhm Tae-woong's Song Picks

    2010/01/07, Source
    Korean actor EomUhm Tae-woong [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] Of the many actors who suddenly become unreachable superstars or who have a hard time getting out of their own characters, Uhm Tae-woong is someone who has quietly walked his own path. After many years as a struggling actor, he played a dying man faced with a death sentence in KBS TV series "Drama City", which led to his role as a fantastic villain who was impossible to hate in "Sassy Girl, Chun-hyang". And after shooting "Revnege" and "Devil", in which he expressed a soul conflicted between the good and bad, between sin and punishment, he gained the nickname "the Eom force". His roles -- a free-spirited young man who falls in love with a woman twenty years his senior in the film "Family Ties", a cold elite coach for the National Women's Handball Team in "Forever the Moment", and a celebrity manager who is driven to the extreme in "Hand Phone" -- are so various and full of effort that one cannot easily make presumptions about him. This year, he lived as Kim Yoo-shin in MBC TV series "Queen Seon-deok", a character which is most befitting for an actor like him. In describing this great general who helped Queen Seon-deok achieve unification of three countries, Eom says, "I can't say that my character is portraying the real General Kim Yoo-shin but I think this man was truly a "big man". He may seem brusque to women and inconsiderate to the general public, but he tried hard and went through agony to attain a big goal rather than a small one". His character was not allowed to show his emotions in the drama, but he recently expressed Yooshin's longing for Deok-man by singing a song called "Only One Person" for a special soundtrack for "Queen Seon-deok".,...More
  • 46th Annual Daejong Film Awards Nominees
    2009/10/23, Source
    46th Annual Daejong Film Awards Nominees

    - Best Movie: "Take Off", "Mother - 2009", "The Divine Weapon", ",...
  • Korea's First 3D Horror Project Soul Mate Announced
    2009/07/31, Source
    "Soul Mate - Movie", to be directed by Kim Ji-hwan resulted from KOFIC's Filmmaker's Development Lab (FDL) and took part in PIFAN's Network of Asian Fantastic Film's (NAFF). The production of such films underscores the growing importance of PI,...More
  • 'Chaw' Explores Omnivore's Nightmare

    2009/07/09, Source
    The homicidal hog movie "Chaw" is one of those films that takes a seed of truth and grows it into Jack's beanstalk. This tall tale of horror and,...More
  • Summer Action Flicks Are Coming
    2009/06/30, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    Every summer, big budget Hollywood movies flow in, and many worry about the potential threat to homegrown films. Recent trends, however, suggest that competition is healthy.

    "The fact that such a comparison (between national and international franchises) is even,...
  • Korean Films to Return in April
    2009/03/26, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    South Korean cinema offers only a handful of releases this month, but a big lineup of homegrown films awaits moviegoers in April.

    Some 10 domestic titles are slated for release next month, of which a majority are mainstream franchises that will play in theaters,...
  • [ChanMi's star news] Barbie doll, Han Chae-young!

    2009/02/16, Source
    Actress Han Chae-young is at the VIP press conference for the film "Hand Phone" starring Uhm Tae-woong, Park Yong-woo, and Joo Yeon-hee. Her presence here radiated the room! The new film is a thriller and suspence film that relates to a hand phone. Anyone would feel anxious when they lose their cell phone but how much worse i would be when you are in a scary situation! This film is released on the 19th!,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] Press conference for "Hand Phone"

    2009/02/13, Source
    New film, "Hand Phone" is coming soon! Park Sol-mi, and Park Yong-woo are starring in this film and have come to the press conference for it! This is a thriller about a man who lost his phone and experiences difficulties during the 128hours later. The film will be released on the 19th!,...More
  • 'Hand Phone' Showcases Top Talent

    2009/02/12, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    "Paradise Murdered" director Kim Han-min,...
  • KIM Han-min's sophomore project

    2009/01/20, Source
    February 19 will see the release of "Paradise Murdered" director's second feature film,...More
  • Cell phone topic of new thriller

    2009/01/15, Source
    Mobile devices have become the norm, saving time and energy for a person on-the-go.

    Many folks, however, use them to store sensitive information like intimate photos and videos. It is not usually u,...
  • [ChanMi's movie news] Two actors for "Hand Phone"

    2009/01/12, Source
    New film "Hand Phone" is being released soon! The film stars Uhm Tae-woong, and Park Yong-woo as main actors!,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] New movie starring Uhm Tae-woong and Park Yong-woo

    2008/09/25, Source
    The cellular phones company SK Telecom sponsors the new movie "Hand Phone" starring Park Yong-woo and Uhm Tae-woong. "Hand Phone" is about the blackmailer acted by Park Yong-woo and the manager acted by Uhm Tae-woong for the female star whose video her private life is being used against her. It is a thriller and an action film.,...More

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 Kim Han-min (김한민)
 Adaptation / Dramatization
 Kang Jina (강진아)
 Lighting / Cinematography department
 Kim Tae-gon (김태곤)
 Line producer
 Kim Jun-seong (김준성)
 Score composer
 Kim Sun-min (김선민)
 Sin Hyeon-jin (신현진)
 Editing department
 Kim Yong-wan (김용완)
 Directing department
 Kim Tae-hwan-I (김태환)
 Kim Chang-ho (김창호)
 Lighting / Cinematography department
 Sin Hyeon-jin (신현진)
 Ahn Gap-yong (안갑용)
 Martial arts director
 Sin Yeong-woong (신영웅)
 Casting department
 Moon Hee-yoong (문희융)
 Making of
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137 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2009/02/19
🔢 South Korean Box Office
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As of 2009.03.22 : 629,463 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.03.15 : 625,539 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.03.08 : 599,464 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.03.01 : 510,598 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.02.22 : 290,222 Admissions (total)

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i love it....
2009-08-03 16:36:18
2009-04-28 18:05:56
crazy but good movie XD
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