In focus. Suspense, Korean style 2011
The Yellow Sea
  • Director: Na Hong-jin

    In 2005, director Na Hong-jin received the Best Horror/Sci-fi Short Film Award at Mise-en-Scene Film Festival with his 9-minute and 30-second short film The Perfect Fishplate. He made his spectacular feature debut with The Chaser in 2008, invited to the midnight special screening of the 61st Cannes Film Festival. Na is heralded as a powerful figure who will lead a new wave of directors in Korea.

Korea, South,  2010,  140 min.
Cast:
Ha Jung-woo, Kim Yun-seok, Cho Seong-ha
Section:
In focus. Suspense, Korean style

Gu-nam is a cab driver in Yanji City who leads a pitiful life. His wife went to Korea to earn some money 6 months ago, but he hasn’t heard from her since. He plays mah-jong to make some extra cash, but his life only becomes more complicated and pathetic. One day he meets a hitman named Myun-ga and receives a proposal to turn his life around by repaying his debt, and reuniting with his wife. All for a price of one hit.

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