"I would love to have anchor Jeong Se Ra report the news of my death." Five minutes before a live broadcast, there is a tip-off call from someone who says he's going to be murdered to the anchor of the broadcasting station, Se Ra. Se Ra tries to consider it a prank call but feels disturbed. Her mother, So Young, tells her that it's a chance to become a real anchor. Se Ra heads to the informant's house and witnesses Mi So and her daughter's body. After that day, the image of dead Mi So begins to appear in front of Se Ra. At the scene of the incident, she encounters In Ho, Mi So's psychiatrist. Se Ra's suspicions about him also deepen... Check out the shocking truth that will shake up the perfect anchor! (Source: HanCinema) Edit Translation
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Haunting psychothriller. Rather psycho-logical. Intense acting of a fantastic trio."Anchor" is a psychological thriller set in the competitive world of TV news anchor. A nightmare on the edge of a horror trip begins, as Jung Se-ra receives a strange phone call, followed by fatality. Se-ra sets out to investigate herself... Eventually a psychiatrist plays a dubious role, starting to increasingly influence Se-ra´s world. Her manipulative controlling mother on the other hand cannot tolerate this. Increasingly, realities become blurred. What Se-ra finds out in the end is downright shocking.
Like I said, this is a psychological thriller. On top of that, it gets mysterious, psychologically complex and a bit uncanny at times. Viewers see the world through the eyes of Jung Se-ra (impressive: Chun Woo-hee), who is getting confronted with her own blind spots. Tugging on one side is her dominant mother (spooky: Lee Hye-young), while on the other side the provocative psychiatrist In-ho (unfathomable: Shin Ha-Kyun) plays with fire confronting Se-ra's psyche with hypnosis.
"Anchor" clearly thrives on the intense acting of this fantastic trio. Haunting.
Don´t expect to get all the answers straight - the KMovie is rather psycho-logical.
Twisted psychological thriller, it's intense!What we get in this Chun Woo Hee starrer is an engaging, polished story about a child and her mother and all the psychology stuff people can't expect to face.
The relationship between a mother and a daughter, the dream to be always on the top shining through and how far can one go to achieve that inner peace. What I love about the story is it keeps you entangled and you can't guess the end of it. The moment you start believing "okay, so this was like that" it backstabs you right there with a twist. The horror scenes aren't very scary visually unless you were astonished by the sudden scare.
I dare to say this movie is nothing without Chun Woo Hee because this woman's acting is insanely good here. The way she walks and rises her head, can anyone else satisfy us better for an anchor. The insecurities within her role, the craziness, the creepy things and the depth of her struggles, it's all such well portrayed by her. She carries this fine storyline on her shoulders.
Now coming up to why it lost 1 star from the Rating —
• Just felt a little confused at some points, I don't know if it was about that mystery vibe build up or what but there was no energy in Shin Ha Kyun's role, so slow and dull. At one point Chun Woo Hee was so awesome, but the rest of the cast didn't stand out that much.
So if you're looking for something engaging, thrilling with little mix of horror and lots of psychology, unexpected depth of human mind and intense acting by our leading lady Chun Woo Hee, this could be a right choice.