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A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.



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A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.

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13 August 2014 (South Korea)  »

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Sea Fog  »

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Yun-seok Kim was first cast in the role of the ship's captain in June 2013. Joong-ki Song was originally offered to star opposite Kim, but had to turn down the role when he received his enlistment papers for mandatory military service. K-pop singer and actor Yoo-chun Park was cast instead in August 2013, in his big screen debut. See more »

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Absolutely Incredible - Go In Blind!
10 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Holy hell, Haemoo (or Sea Fog) knocks it out of the park. South Korea proves that it still has the ability to pump out some absolute gems.

I'm not gonna say much about this except that it's about a crew of South Korean fishermen who take on a group of illegal Chinese immigrants on their boat. The film makes you think that it's going to be one way, and it does something completely different. That's all I will say because anything more will spoil the incredible surprise I experienced. If that core concept sounds interesting, see this film. Try to avoid other peoples comments and reviews, as they may not be as into the film as I am and find nothing wrong in spoiling things. Also, it's apparently based on real events, and I recommend you not look that up either, as it will obviously spoil it.

Kim Yun-seok gives an incredible performance here. He really steals the show, but that's not to take away from the great performances that the rest of the cast gives. It's just that he is so great at portraying the character and the changes he goes through that he will blow you away.

This film is so damn good. It really surprised me, and I would put it up there with all the rest of the must watch South Korean films. If it sounds interesting, or you like South Korean movies, check this out immediately.

(Side note, that damn ending was so good.)

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