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Hong-seon Kim (screenplay) and
Sang-myung Kim (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 August 2012 (South Korea) See more »
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A thriller about the passengers with different objectives on board a cruiser headed for China, being chased over and over again and unexpected happening of things. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Chang Jung Lim ... Yeong-gyoo

Daniel Choi ... Sang-ho

Dal-su Oh ... Kyung-jae
Yun-hie Jo ... Yoo-ri
Dal-hwan Jo ... Joon-sik
Ji-yoon Jeong ... Chae-hee
Young-hoon Lee ... Dae-wong
Seung-hwan Shin ... Dong-bae
Il-hwa Choi ... Chul-soo
Jae-hwa Kim ... Choon-ja
Moon-su Lee ... Oh Park-sa
Joon-seok Heo ... Man in Prologue
Yoon Sang Ho ... Seung Mu-won
Sung-taek Park ... Choi Bi-seo (as Sung-Taek Park)
Il-mok Park ... Won Moo-gwa
Hye-jeong Sin ... Smuggler 2
Hyeon-mi Kim ... Smuggler Novice
Kim Gyu-Sun ... Stewardess
Jeong-eun Kwon ... LJ Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeong-hwan Kong ... Yong-chul
Ye-seul Lee ... LJ Secretary
Sang Jin Oh ... Officer at Police Station
Mi-ran Ra ... Smuggler 1
Jong-hak Son ... Group Chaiman

Directed by
Hong-seon Kim 
Writing credits
Hong-seon Kim (screenplay)

Sang-myung Kim  screenplay

Produced by
Hyun Mook Choi .... producer
Yeon-ju Choi .... producer
Myung-eun Kim .... executive producer
Sung-geun Kim .... producer
Chul Park .... executive producer
Ho-jin Seo .... executive producer
Jung-soo Suh .... executive producer
Jung-wook Won .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jun-seong Kim 
Cinematography by
Nam-joo Yoon 
Film Editing by
Min-kyeong Shin 
Art Direction by
Bong-Hwan Lee 
Costume Design by
Jung Ae Kwak 
Makeup Department
Jin-suk Kim .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Seung-yeop Lee .... sound supervisor
Ye-sung Yeo .... sound
Byoung-cul Zhang .... sound recordist
Sang-seob Yoo .... fight choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Byung-yoon Jeon .... lighting technician

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Also Known As:
"Gong-mo-ja-deul" - South Korea (original title)
"The Traffickers" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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South Korea:111 min
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Love it or hate it, 15 February 2013
Author: ebossert from United States

Traffickers (2012) (Korean Thriller) - This is a divisive film, but I enjoyed it quite a bit.

A former human organ trafficker is coerced out of retirement. His target is a crippled woman on a boat to China, but her husband is determined to save her. This is well-acted, engaging, suspenseful, bloody, and throws out some of the most insane surprises in recent memory. Now, some viewers will write this film off as being somewhat outlandish, but I personally think that it works very well (it may take multiple viewings to properly assess whether or not it all makes sense). Some events also feel like contrivances at first, but most of these are cleared up as the film progresses. The entire second half is riveting. Even if the viewer doesn't buy what the script is selling, this is worth checking out. Just be prepared to love it or hate it.

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