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CHASER, THE (MA15+)

South Korea, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Neighbourhood Watch)

Director: Na Hong-jin

CHASER, THE  (MA15+)

“A wince-inducingly violent serial killer thriller… a sort of Asian-extreme Manhunter for the strong of nerve.” - Daily Telegraph

First-time filmmaker Na Hong-jin immediately makes his mark on Korean cinema with a police crime thriller that explosively rewrites the rules of the genre.

In the seedy underbelly of Seoul, prostitutes are going missing and only their pimp, a disgraced ex-cop, is noticing. When a violent serial killer is caught, it becomes a race against time to track down his latest victim - but getting a lazy and incompetent police force to help is another matter.

“A grisly serial-killer thriller that develops into a howl of outrage at the ineptitude of the system.” - Variety

D/S Na Hong-jin P Kim Su-jin, Yoon In-beom Dist Madman Entertainment L Korean w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008

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THE YELLOW SEA

South Korea, 2010
Rising star of the South Korean film scene Na Hong-jin returns with an ambitious follow up to The Chaser (MIFF 2009) that was a box office hit domestically. ... In a lawless Chinese border town, wher… More »

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