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THE YELLOW SEA

South Korea, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Accent on Asia)

Director: Na Hong-jin

THE YELLOW SEA

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

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