In the Korean thriller Unlocked, an ordinary woman’s life is put in peril after she loses her smartphone, which included all of her personal information.
Unlocked will premiere on Netflix on February 17.
Cast and creators
- Im Si-wan
- Chun Woo-hee
- Kim Hee-won
- Park Ho-san
- Kim Ye-won
- Jeon Jin-oh
- Kim Joo-ryoung
- Lee Jae Woo
Writer and Director: Kim Tae Joon
“On her way home from work, Na-mi (Chun Woo-hee) loses her smartphone, containing everything about her. Jun-yeong (Yim Si-wan) finds Na-mi’s phone and returns it to her, but after installing spyware. By tracking her everyday life, he learns all he can about Na-mi— her whereabouts, hobbies, tastes, work life, finances, and social network — and approaches her by concealing his true identity.
“In the meantime, police detective Ji-man (Kim Hie-won) finds traces of his son Jun-yeong at a murder crime scene and secretly investigates Jun-yeong, suspecting the worst.
“Na-mi is relieved to have found her phone, but not too long, her ordinary life turns upside down and spirals out of control.
“All because she only lost her phone, her entire life is imperiled.”
The movie is based on Akira Teshigawara’s same-titled Japanese novel, which was previously made into the 2018 movie Stolen Identity. The film will make its Netflix premiere in 2023, becoming the second Korean original to do so.
A typical office worker misplaces her smartphone and makes contact with everyone who may have had it with them at the time. Threats start to appear in her daily life as she looks for her phone, which carries all of her personal information.