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Chaw (2009)

Chawu (original title)
A black comedy about the events that are set into motion in a town after a man-eating boar goes on a rampage.

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Jeong-won Shin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Won-young Choi ... Choi Seong-Wook
Tae-woong Eom ... Police Officer Kim
Seong-kwang Ha Seong-kwang Ha ... Senior
Yoo-i Ha Yoo-i Ha ... Choon-hwa
Philip Hersh ... Police Officer Kim (voice)
Moon Ho-jin Moon Ho-jin ... Weekend farm husband
Jeong Jae-Seong Jeong Jae-Seong ... Resident 2
Hang-Seon Jang Hang-Seon Jang ... Cheon Il-man, hunter
Yun-min Jeong Yun-min Jeong ... Officer
Moon-ee Jo Moon-ee Jo ... President Kwak
Moon Jong-Hoon Moon Jong-Hoon ... Officer
Yu-mi Jung ... Su-ryeon
Hye-Jeong Kim Hye-Jeong Kim ... Woman who breaks bottle
Jong-ho Kim Jong-ho Kim ... Traffic chief officer
Ki-Cheon Kim Ki-Cheon Kim ... Village headman (as Kim Gi-Cheon)
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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.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some creature violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

15 July 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Chawz See more »

Filming Locations:

Nicasio, California, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,660,802
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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A very fun ride
8 December 2009 | by sitenoiseSee all my reviews

I don't understand why funny, dumb, and unattractive always come as a package in movies. Pretty people can be funny ... and dumb too. But anyway ... this little film is an entertaining ride. It's got funny, dumb, and unattractive people in it along with a giant pig that likes to dine on human beings. It's not a horror movie at all, except in concept. It's a comedy and it is quintessentially Korean. It's cast very well and everyone in it is earnest in their portrayal of absurdities. The cops are macho bumbling idiots, and people, and the pig, fall down a lot. As with most every South Korean film the production values are great but don't go in expecting a lot of good monsterness. The film is more about the people and the community than it is about the boar. The creature alternates between a couple guys in a furry jumpsuit and medium grade CGI but it gets the job done and doesn't look cheap. Chaw doesn't take itself seriously and if you don't, you will enjoy it. It's funny and entertaining.


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