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Phone (폰)

Directed by Ahn Byeong-ki (안병기)

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104min | Release date in South Korea :
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 Jeong Jong-hoon (정종훈)
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 Park Soon-deok (박순덕)
 Kim Jeong-hwan-I (김정환)
 Assistant director
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Release date in South Korea : 2002/07/26

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