Watch: 첼로: 홍미주 일가 살인사건 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – The cellist and teacher Mi-Ju Hong is invited by her colleague and friend Sun-Ae to assume the position of professor in her renowned institution, and gives an invitation to the concert of Hae-Young Kim, the little sister of her former school best friend Tae-Yeon Kim who died in a car accident. Before leaving the building, she is threatened by a former student that failed in her test. While driving home, she escapes from an accident on the road and once at home, she has a surprise birthday party with her husband and prosecutor Jun-Ki, her daughters the slow Yoon-Jin and the young Yoon-Hye Song, and her sister-in-law Kyung Ran, whose fiancée is in Manhattan in a MBA course. On the next morning, her husband hires the dumb housekeeper Ji-Sook, a very weird woman. While shopping with Yoon-Jin, the girl is fascinated in a cello and Mi-Ju buys the instrument. After the mysterious death of her dog Sunny, creepy events happen with Mi-Ju, jeopardizing her family, while she insistently listens to her husband voice saying “open your eyes”..
Plot: A cellist is haunted by strange events after a car wreck.
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One of the better Asian horror films
I am not really a fan of Asian horror cinema, most likely because my first impressions of the genre came from boring remakes like The Ring. I picked up Cello on sale at Wal-Mart (!) of all places, because the cover caught my eye.
Cello was a good horror movie with some quality chills and good direction. The story starts with a music teacher at a school who obviously plays a cello. She has difficulty with a certain student, who is a pretty important figure story wise. The plot really gets going when we are shown a pretty intense car wreck. From there many crazy things happen to build the story and make a good horror flick. Of course there are several staples of Asian horror such as creepy little girls etc.
The movie has some real gritty tension between two competitive characters and some good twists to keep the viewers interested. The acting is pretty top notch and the film looks good in terms of picture quality and the sound mix is good.
If you enjoy Asian horror movies and good creepy stories, check out this Korean import.
Korean slice of supernatural horror misses the mark
In which a haunted cello wreaks havoc amongst a young family, or does it? I was looking forward to watching a film about a haunted musical instrument, but it turns out that the titular cello plays little part in the movie itself, and neither does music. Instead, CELLO strives to be an eerie supernatural horror film in the tradition of THE GRUDGE and others like it, depicting a family at the mercy of a ghost. However, it’s a film which lacks the courage of its convictions. The storyline alternates between slow, drawn-out scenes and muddled moments in which key plot points are either bypassed or skipped through. And its cardinal sin is to throw up an excruciating plot twist at the finale which turns everything on its head in a bad way; one of those twists you invariably feel cheated by rather than in awe of.
I found the plotting in this film to be slow and predictable. There’s a fatal car crash which plays out in the most typical way imaginable, and lots of would-be attempts at spookiness with taciturn young girls and CGI spirits jumping out of corners. None of them provoke the slightest shudder. The main actress, Hyeon-a Seong, fails to convince in her role as a wife and mother who’s either haunted by a vengeful spirit or going out of her mind; I didn’t buy her predicament for a second, and her attempts at conveying fear are rather pitiful.
The scare scenes are rather silly with one death in particular ending up laugh-out-loud rather than frightening. And the director’s lack of experience shows: Woo-cheol Lee only ever made this one film, and he doesn’t have a clue about building suspense or finding the right pace. The resultant film is boring and way too familiar for anyone with the slightest experience of Asian horror cinema.
Original Language ko
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Horror, Mystery
Director Woo-cheol Lee
Writer Woo-cheol Lee
Actors Hyun-Ah Sung, Da-an Park, Jeong Ho-bin
Country South Korea
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
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