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A black comedy about the events that are set into motion in a town after a man-eating boar goes on a rampage. | Add synopsis »
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Chaw Review
 (From Twitch. 12 February 2010, 12:40 PM, PST)

Trailer, Featurette for Chaw
 (From shocktillyoudrop. 2 December 2009)

Korean Killer Boar Flick Chaw Headed To Region 1
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 26 October 2009, 5:53 PM, PDT)

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Cast

 
Won-Young Choi ... Choi Seong-Wook
Tae-woong Eom ... Police Officer Kim
Kim Gi-Cheon ... Village headman
Seong-kwang Ha ... Senior
Yoo-i Ha ... Choon-hwa

Philip Hersh ... Police Officer Kim (voice: English version)
Moon Ho-jin ... Weekend farm husband
Park Hye-jin-i ... Mother
Jeong Jae-Seong ... Resident 2
Hang-Seon Jang ... Cheon Il-man, hunter
Yu-mi Jeong ... Su-ryeon
Yun-min Jeong ... Officer
Lee Jeong-mi ... Weekend farm female student's mother
Moon-ee Jo ... President Kwak
Moon Jong-Hoon ... Officer
Hye-Jeong Kim ... Woman who breaks bottle
Jong-ho Kim ... Traffic chief officer
Ho-seok Kong ... Old man in mountain villa
Beom-Taek Kwon ... Autopsy doctor
Oh-jin Kwon ... Resident 3 / Grave owner

Josiah D. Lee ... Hyung Sa
Sang-hee Lee ... Police stand chief
Sang-baek Nam ... Resident 1
Seong No-jin ... Man in truck 2
Earl Wayne Ording ... Hero Dog (as Earl)
Chang-ik Park ... Deok-goo
Hyuk-kwon Park ... Detective Shin
Ko Seo-hee ... Deok-goo's mom
Ji Seong-Geun ... Drunkard
Scott Smith ... Finnish Hunter 1
Park Woong-Seon ... Man in truck 1
Kwon Yeong-Gook ... Senior policeman Jeong
Choi Yoon-seo ... Weekend farm wife
Je-mun Yun ... Hunter Baek
Hyeon-hwa Heo ... Mi-yeong (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jeong-won Shin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sin Jeong-won 
Kim Yong-Cheol 

Produced by
Wonsuk Chin .... producer
Doo Jin Kim .... executive producer
Ji Yeon Kim .... line producer
Taerry Kim .... co-producer
Dae Hoon Lee .... co-producer
Hans Uhlig .... executive producer
Dong Bok Yom .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Barry Stone 
 
Casting by
Michael Ching 
 
Production Design by
Sung Gun Jung 
 
Art Direction by
Yun Teak Kong 
 
Set Decoration by
Dean Backer 
 
Costume Design by
Jung Ae Kwak 
 
Makeup Department
Jihyun Kim .... assistant makeup artist
Robert Mrazik .... assistant makeup artist
Lisa Zomer .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Heidi Erl .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Grace Liu .... local second assistant director
Geoffrey Sawyer .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Lawrence Hornbeck .... on-set dresser
Sean House .... assistant property master
John Lee .... art production assistant
Andrew Lewis .... property master
Ben Nichols .... construction coordinator
Heather Tompkins .... set decoration shopper
 
Sound Department
Tae-young Choi .... supervising sound editor
Scott Kinzey .... boom operator
Chung Gyu Lee .... foley artist
Min Young Park .... dialogue editor
Yong Ki Park .... adr mixer
Andy Wiskes .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Carol Bauman .... lead creature fabricator
Dan Hauck .... model maker
 
Visual Effects by
Diana Argos .... visual effects coordinator
Seung Woo Cho .... lead animator: Digitrove, Inc
Yu Jung Choi .... animator: Digitrove.Inc
Birch Chou .... digital compositor: Digitrove, Inc
Yueh-Hua Chou .... technical director
Ayse Dedeoglu .... animation coordinator: Polygon Entertainment
Bryan Dewe .... mechanical designer
Heather Han .... digital compositor: Digitrove, Inc
Joe Henke .... visual effects consultant
Sunghwan Hong .... paint/roto artist: Digitrove, Inc
Tony Hurd .... production operations manager: Polygon Entertainment
Erik Jensen .... creature effects supervisor
Soyeon Jung .... roto/paint artist
Dohoon Kim .... animator: Digitrove.Inc
Jae Hoon Kim .... character modeler: Digitrove, Inc
Jia Kim .... digital compositor: Digitrove, Inc
Jin Yong Kim .... digital compositor: Digitrove, Inc
Jun Young Kim .... visual effects artist: Digitrove, Inc
Kwang Jib Kim .... visual effects producer
Seryong Kim .... visual effects superviser: Digitrove.Inc
Dong Su Kwak .... lead modeler: Digitrove, Inc
Jin Kwon .... rigging supervisor
Kui Han Lee .... visual effects consultant
Sang Woo Lee .... animator: Digitrove.Inc
Soyoun Lee .... paint/roto artist: Digitrove, Inc
Taehee Lee .... digital compositor: Digitrove, Inc (as Tae Hee Lee)
Taehee Lee .... technical director
Young Seok Lee .... digital compositor: Digitrove, Inc
Betsy Mueller .... lighting technical director: Digitrove. Inc
Hunjin Park .... animator: Digitrove.Inc
Aaron Rhodes .... colorist: Polygon Entertainment
Frederic Schmidt .... digital compositor: Digitrove, Inc
Dong Yeop Shin .... computer graphics supervisor
Bongkee Sohn .... character setup lead
Ryan Michael Todd .... lighting technical director: Digitrove, Inc
Danny Wagner .... creature designer
Momo Yang .... matchmove artist: Digitrove, Inc
David Nathanael Beck .... matchmove artist: elementFX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Hector Fajardo .... utility stunts
Kevin Larson .... stunt coordinator
Andrew Mew .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Bowerbank .... first assistant camera
Stephen Buckingham .... camera operator
Gerardo Cabrera .... set grip
Benjamin Casias .... second assistant camera
Ian Chriss .... best boy grip
Gareth Clary .... rigging grip
John Critchfield .... set electrician
Evan Davies .... best boy rigging grip
Kenneth D. Emanuele .... set electrician
Chris Galdes .... electrician
Gary Gill .... key grip
Greg Johnson .... lamp operator
Jangwook Kim .... still photographer
Kenneth 'Spike' Kirkland .... first lamp operator
Darrell M. Lee .... rigging grip
Bruce McGregor .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gordon McIver .... gaffer
Jamie Metzger .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Andrea Miraglia .... Steadicam operator
David Mong .... grip
Cisco Rivera .... second assistant camera
Chris Sanders .... set grip
Eric Schultz .... second assistant camera
Eric Schultz .... video assist technician
Chris Shellenberger .... set electrician
Terry Sullivan .... best boy electric
Marc Wall .... dolly grip
Jeremy Wong .... second assistant camera
Alex Worster .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Animation Department
Miguel A. Fuertes .... animation supervisor
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Kruzich .... costumer
 
Transportation Department
Mark E. Hough .... driver
 
Other crew
Diana Argos .... production coordinator
Harim Baek .... script supervisor
Olivia Bouwkamp .... production secretary
Matt Chapman .... production assistant
Ik Hyun Choi .... production assistant
Dong Chu .... production assistant
Matthew S. Davis .... production assistant
Daniel Haaf .... production assistant
Howard Harris .... production assistant
Lance Hoffman .... location manager
Rygg Larsen .... production assistant
Dionne Lotivio .... assistant production coordinator
Allen Park .... production assistant
Russell Smith .... production assistant
Carolina Solorzano .... production assistant
Sung Hee Song .... production assistant
Christopher Waters .... production accountant (as Chris Waters)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chawu" - South Korea (original title)
"Chawz" - USA (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some creature violence and brief language
Runtime:
South Korea:121 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (2010) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (DVD rating) | France:U (with warning) (DVD rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | South Korea:12 | UK:15 (cut) | USA:R (certificate #46753)
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Squeal..., 1 April 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

So the title of this movie is...? The Korean title is "Chawu", but the DVD movie I got from Amazon is titled "Chaw", but the one shown on the cover on IMDb is titled "Chawz".

For a black comedy, then "Chaw" had surprisingly few laughs. There were some here and there, but they were far in between. But that is quite alright, because the movie is quite entertaining and doesn't necessarily rely on the comedy to carry it along.

The story is about a police officer from Seoul who end up in a small rural village, where life is supposed to be quiet and uneventful. But the small idyllic village is terrorized by a marauding boar of gargantuan proportions.

"Chaw" is fun and entertaining, as it has some interesting characters and good dialogue, plus the effects in the movie were actually quite good. Don't expect Hollywood blockbuster effects - but they get the job done, and they do so nicely.

"Chaw" is not groundbreaking in any way, and it is unlikely to make a lasting impression, but still, it is well worth a watch and does provide good entertainment. A good Korean movie in the likes of "Razorback". Hardly worthy of a place alongside "The Host" (the Korean monster movie, not the Meyer's pseudo-teenage Sci-Fi), but still fun enough.

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