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Death Bell (고사: 피의 중간고사)

고사: 피의 중간고사 (Go-sa: Pi-eui Joong-gan-go-sa)

Directed by Director Chang (창감독)

Screenplay by ,

Fear Sports

88min | Release date in South Korea :

Alternative title : "Gosa", "Midterm of Blood"

Official competition piece at the recent Puchoen (Bucheon) International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan). About 200 days prior to the college entrance exam, a school manages a cram course for its top 20 students. Evaluated only by their grades, school life is so stressful that some students suffer from serious mental problems. A sudden piano solo of ``Fur Elise'' wakes up the sleeping students and a screen shows the top student, Hye-yeong, dying in a water tank. A voice asks the students to solve a question, to decide the fate of Hye-yeong.


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    • Nam narrates documentary

      2013/12/13, Source,
      Actress Nam Gyoo-ri of the drama "Heartless City" on cable channel JTBC narrated a documentary that aired yesterday. The program, "Burundi, Small Hope for the Six Brothers and Sisters", by broadcaster EBS was produced as part of the channel's global project, called "Sharing",...More
    • Joo Ji-hoon and Ham Eun-jeong to host the JIMFF

      2013/08/07, Source,
      Actor Joo Ji-hoon and Tiara's Ham Eun-jeong are acting as hosts for the opening ceremony at the Jecheon International Music Film Festival. JIMFF announced this fact on the 8th that Ham and Joo will be hosting the opening of the 9th JIMFF this 14th,...More
    • Nam finds catharsis, even if she's a weirdo

      2013/08/05, Source,
      Nam Gyoo-ri made a name for herself as a member of the girl group SeeYa in 2006, but she soon left the group and has instead been trying to make it as an actress. Unfortunately, public opinion has been generally negative, especially after her 2008 film "Death Bell". But Nam kept at acting, despite the negativity. And now that her latest drama, JTBC's "Heartless City", has ended its run, she says that at last she is learning what acting is all about. In "Heartless City", her character Su-min had long obsessed about taking revenge on a man who wronged her, until she falls in love with him,...More
    • Actress breaks mold, tackles 'Killer' role

      2013/07/01, Source,
      Lee said she found it easy to play the character of Jiyoon in "Killer Toon" because her voice is low-pitched. It's a cutthroat world out there in show biz. And everyone knows, a pretty face just won't cut it anymore, especially if you're on the wrong side of 30. That's why you add a jab, a hook and try and venture out from the mold now and then. And this is especially so if you are a late bloomer like Lee Si-yeong. Having made her debut five years ago, it's only lately that the 31-year-old has risen to the spotlight after becoming a professional boxer and winning the national championship,...More
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     Produced by
     Kim Jho Kwang-soo (김조광수)
     Lee Jae-yoon (이재윤)
     Production department
     Kim Jho Kwang-soo (김조광수)
     Production department
     Kim Jun-seong (김준성)
     Jeong Gi-hoon (정기훈)
    88 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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    Festival(s) & award(s)
    Sales or release dates & Box Office
    Airing dates : 2008/08/06
    South Korean Box Office
    Source : &
    As of 2008.09.14 : 1,636,149 admissions (total)
    As of 2008.09.07 : 1,631,721 admissions (total)
    As of 2008.08.31 : 1,574,752 admissions (total)
    As of 2008.08.24 : 1,438,240 admissions (total)
    As of 2008.08.17 : 1,125,095 admissions (total)
    As of 2008.08.10 : 575,231 admissions (total)

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    kim beom is really cute !!! handsome:))
    2013-01-27 20:32:13
    2009-03-06 04:09:33
    and ohh, beom is so cool! he takes my breath away! haha
    nice movie,,...the plot is great and interesting....reminds me of my classmates, I'm a cream A student and we are all striving to be no. 1, doing all sorts of things like cheating and just hoping the movie will not happen to us...c
    2009-03-06 04:06:19
    2008-11-03 04:25:15
    The concept seem to be similar with Battle Royal from Japan, but I have to see it first before giving it a mark. Well, it's main theme is an attention getter...
    last scene of ramen/kimchi had me ROFL
    2008-10-11 16:50:48
    2008-09-26 22:31:42
    Yoon Jeong Hee you are so honesty and pretty
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