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Chaw (2009) More at IMDbPro »Chawu (original title)

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Chaw -- A young police officer from Seoul transfers to a small country village and encounters a bumbling police force working with a special detective to solve some recent murders. As the bodies add up, it becomes clear that the gruesome deaths are attributed to a beast of an animal with a voracious appetite for human flesh.


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15 July 2009 (South Korea) See more »
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 Screen Anarchy. 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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Won-young Choi ... Choi Seong-Wook

Tae-woong Eom ... Police Officer Kim
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
Moon-ee Jo ... President Kwak
Moon Jong-Hoon ... Officer
Hye-Jeong Kim ... Woman who breaks bottle
Jong-ho Kim ... Traffic chief officer
Ki-Cheon Kim ... Village headman (as Kim Gi-Cheon)
Ho-seok Kong ... Old man in mountain villa
Beom-Taek Kwon ... Autopsy doctor
Oh-jin Kwon ... Resident 3 / Grave owner
Jeong-mi Lee ... Weekend farm female student's mother (as Lee Jeong-mi)

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)

Directed by
Jeong-won Shin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeong-won Shin 
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 
Film Editing by
Jae-geun Choi 
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
Soomin Chon .... paint and roto
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
Junyoung Kim .... visual effects artist: Digitrove, Inc (as Jun Young Kim)
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)
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
Andy Neddermeyer .... video assist
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
Editorial Department
So-Yeon Kim .... assistant editor
Location Management
Lance Hoffman .... location manager
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
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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Rated R for some creature violence and brief language
South Korea:121 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ (2010) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (DVD rating) | France:Tous publics (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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After filming in Seoul, the production crew and the main actors flew to the United States to shoot special effects scenes. The shooting lasted for 40 days in San Francisco. Misunderstandings in interpreting the nuance of a scene or dialogue sometimes arose between the U.S. special effects team and Korean actors due to different cultural backgrounds, but Uhm said, "after the shooting was over, we formed a strong team spirit, as if we battled together in a war."See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
CHAWesomely Ridiculous, 22 September 2013
Author: Andrew Balaz from New Jersey

I've never been more entertained randomly walking into a room before. I have to thank my friend's wife for randomly having it on and hooking me because of the insane amount of drunken people and shenanigans within the first 20 minutes of the movie. I mean this is by no means a well scripted or shot movie and I truly believe it just went for zany and succeeded completely.

Between the utter lack of a scene or even time transition (except once after the grand daughter scene)this movie was shoddy, sporadic and confusing at times. Like I must have blinked when it was established that the main character had a pregnant wife cause she wasn't in the truck when they tried to ditch the mother. Many questions are left unanswered but the one major thing to take away from the movie, is if you ever see the camera pan out for a more horizontal shot while you're walking along...prepare to get sideswiped by something.

I could continue with how the film work like randomly changes when they have scenes that look like crime drama shooting or the artsy film noir kind of shot, but that's taking away from the true beauty. My point of course being that regardless of budget, insanity or bad film work...this movie delivers. Don't go into this expecting a horror movie with a man- eating boar, go into just expecting to be entertained.

This film gets a 10/10 from me because it's entertaining beyond words and we need more films like this. If you can find beauty in the "so bad that it's actually genius genre", then this is for you.

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