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The Chaser (2008)

Chugyeogja (original title)
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A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing.

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Hong-jin Na
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoon-seok Kim ... Joong-ho Eom (as Yoon-suk Kim)
Jung-woo Ha ... Young-min Jee
Yeong-hie Seo ... Mi-jin Kim
Yoo-Jeong Kim ... Eun-ji
In-gi Jeong ... Detective Lee
Hyo-ju Park Hyo-ju Park ... Detective Oh
Bon-woong Ko Bon-woong Ko ... Oh-jot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duk-je Cho Duk-je Cho ... Detective Choi (as Duk-je Jo)
Seong-kwang Ha Seong-kwang Ha ... Detective Park
Deok-jae Jo Deok-jae Jo
Jong-goo Lee Jong-goo Lee ... Profiler
Sang-hee Lee Sang-hee Lee
Woo-jeong Oh Woo-jeong Oh ... Sung-Hee
Moo-yeong Yeo Moo-yeong Yeo ... Police commissioner
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Storyline

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now. Written by sonic_bang

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Taglines:

The hunter and the hunted, the ultimate chase begins

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 February 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chaser See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,650,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,495,748
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The part where Young-min (Jung-woo Ha) slips as Joong-ho (Yoon-seok Kim) chases him in the alley was not scripted. Actor Jung-woo Ha actually did slip on the slippery pavement while shooting, but kept running anyway. Director Hong-jin Na liked that cut so much that he kept it in the final edit. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Anukshanam (2014) See more »

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Listen to Mister Buggz
30 September 2008 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

That's another user or commentator, here on IMDb. And his last sentence is "Go and watch the movie". I fully stand behind this, because this was one of the best movies I've watched this year (at the Fright Fest in London).

There's only a little thing that you should bare in mind: If you actually don't like Korean (or Asian movies for that matter), than this won't be for you. Especially if you like your movies to be according to a somewhat linear structure. While with other movies of this nature, you might foresee things happening, I was baffled (in a good way) with the directions this movie took. Very brave choices and a great script. The actors of course are phenomenal too. It all fits together in one whole perfect piece. If you like your thrillers to be ... well thrilling, than this is the one to watch!


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