‘The Call’ Ending Explained: How Did This Park Shin Hye Thriller Come To An End?

The Call, also known as Call, is a 2020 South Korean thriller film. Based on the 2011 British and Puerto Rican film The CallerThe Call centers around Seo-yeon (Park Shin-hye) and Young-sook (Jeon Jong-seo), two women living in different years who connect through a phone call which changes their lives. Netflix released the movie on November 27, 2020. The film release date delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The international film has Park Shin Hye and Jun Jong Seo in lead roles of the movie. The thriller shows the fate of two women, Seo Yeon and Young Sook who are living in different years of the same reality. The women encounter each other through a cordless phone. The film gives Seo Yeon’s lonely life some limelight while viewers witness Young Sook’s traumatic house arrested life courtesy a Shaman step-mother.


As the movie uncovers, Young Sook undoes the accident that was responsible for the death of Seo Yeon’s father. In return, Seo Yeon cautions Young Sook of her death by the hands of her mother. When she undoes these past events, things become destructive as Young Sook tastes blood and results in becoming a mass murdered. However, when she learns that she is jailed for life after murdering two people, she threatens Seo Yeon into bringing out the events that lead to her arrest. When Seo Yeon refuses to be blackmailed, she murders her father in the past and kidnaps Seo Yeon’s younger version. The climax shows Seo Yeon from the future working with her mother in the past and killing Young Sook, or so we are made to believe.

‘The Call’ ending explained: 

What happened at the ending of the Park Shin Hye-thriller? Scroll further to know how it ended. The Netflix movie released on November 27.

The Call 2020 Korean movie surely gathered a lot of fame on social platforms as people were seen discussing what the ending of this South Korean thriller movie actually meant. The movie’s ending left many people perplexed and wondering what it actually meant. The Call was released on November 27 at 1:30 pm according to Indian time. Lee Chung-Hyun has written and directed the thriller film. Here is our version of The Call 2020 ending explanation.

The Call 2020 ending explained

We saw the protagonist Seo Yeon mourning by her mother’s grave in the future in the ending of the movie. Astonishingly, when she turns back she realises that her mother is alive. The last scene then portrays her and her mother walking away, puzzles the viewers about the back story. They believe it is that either Seo Yeon didn’t actually die after the fall or there was some other connection to this ending. The post-credits of the film create some more doubts in the user’s minds.

What Really Happened In The End?

The post-credits of The Call hint that Young Sook didn’t actually die after she fell from a great height. What happened was that Sook had called her future self to guide her past version to avoid her own death. When Seo Yeon’s mother throws Young Sook, she doesn’t actually die. We can observe her opening her eyes when she was lying in the pool of blood which confirms the above theory.

When Young Sook opens her eyes and finds Seo Yeon walking with her mother from the graveyard disappearing, it could point out that Young sook may have succeeded in saving her past self which thus creates an alternative timeline, where Seo Yeon is seen losing her mother. There is also a possibility that Seo Yeon and her mother may have escaped and the other possible ending indicates that as Young Sook was survived the fall, she may have killed Seo Yeon’s mother and that’s why she is seen disappearing while she is walking with Seo Yeon.

Some Twitter viewers commented that the ending was probably meant to set up a sequel for the film.

The Call is streaming on Netflix.

The Call is overall an enthralling piece made by director Lee Chung-Hyun. In terms of direction, it is his second movie. The official synopsis about the movie on Netflix explains it as, ‘Connected by phone in the same home but 20 years apart, a serial killer puts another woman’s past-and life-on the line to change her own fate’. The movie stars talented actors like Park Shin Hye, Jeon Jong Seo, Kim Sung Ryung, Lee El.

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