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The closing film at PiFan this year was this modest, yet mostly effective thriller starring Ha Jung-woo as a shamed TV anchor, now radio DJ, who is forced back on the air when a terrorist calls into his morning show. Falling somewhere between Phone Booth and Talk Radio, the action takes place entirely within the radio studio, calling for some dramatic cinematography and editing, as well as a captivating performance from its leading man. Thankfully the film delivers these things, and even though the plot completely derails in the third act, Ha holds the whole thing together, almost single-handedly.

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