Director: Na Hong-jin
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, where the boundaries of North Korea, China and Russia intersect, Gu-nam lives one day at a time. Faced with mounting mahjong gambling debts, he reluctantly accepts a proposal to assassinate a business man in South Korea. But when things don't go as planned he finds he must flee for his life - with the cops, a rival hitman and an army of underworld thugs hot on his tail.
Turbulent, relentless and technically assured, The Yellow Sea is a hot-blooded action spectacular that balances breathtaking set pieces and visceral violence with a desperate, driving narrative.
D/S Na Hong-jin P Han Sung-goo Dist Monster Pictures L Korean, Chinese w/English subtitles TD DCP/2010