Chugyeogja

   16 July 2008, evening time

Over the course of a couple lunch breaks my coworkers and I watched Chugyeogja (The Chaser). It is damn good. The movie is about a ex-cop turned pimp who is trying to sort out who is stealing his girls. We learn quite early that they’re probably being killed. It’s a thriller of sorts, though at times it’s quite funny. The action sequences all have a very realistic feel to them — for example people are barely able to move by the end of long chase sequences. It is at times very violent — surprisingly so. The acting is superb. Yun-seok Kim, who plays the pimp, is amazing. I don’t know what else to say really, besides go find this movie. It’s one of the better films I’ve seen this year.

 

Comments

  1. I saw this a couple weeks ago. It is truly a thriller. I was on edge for most of the movie. Good stuff.

  2. Seriously. It was fucking amazing. Such a strange movie. Some times it’s wicked funny, and other times it’s really, really dark. I need to track down other films by the film maker.

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