Director: Na Hong-jin
“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