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Chawu is a movie starring Won-young Choi, Tae-woong Eom, and Seong-kwang Ha. 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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Credited cast:
... Choi Seong-Wook
... Police Officer Kim
Seong-kwang Ha ... Senior
Yoo-i Ha ... Choon-hwa
... Police Officer Kim (voice)
Moon Ho-jin ... Weekend farm husband
Park Hye-jin-i ... Mother
Jeong Jae-Seong ... Resident 2
Hang-Seon Jang ... Cheon Il-man, hunter
Yun-min Jeong ... Officer
Moon-ee Jo ... President Kwak
Moon Jong-Hoon ... Officer
... Su-ryeon
Hye-Jeong Kim ... Woman who breaks bottle
Jong-ho Kim ... Traffic chief officer
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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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Rated R for some creature violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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15 July 2009 (South Korea)  »

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Chawz  »

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Director Jeong-won Shin said his film adopted a typical Hollywood B movie monster narrative to tackle environmental issues, particularly the serious destruction inflicted on Korea's ecology. He said Korea had never had a film dealing with real-life killer creatures like Alligator and Anaconda and was "intrigued by the idea of a familiar animal attacking and killing humans and wanted to create something out of this unexpectedness. But most of all, I wanted something funny and unique." See more »

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Squeal...

So the title of this movie is...? The Korean title is "Chawu", but the DVD movie I got from Amazon is titled "Chaw", but the one shown on the cover on IMDb is titled "Chawz".

For a black comedy, then "Chaw" had surprisingly few laughs. There were some here and there, but they were far in between. But that is quite alright, because the movie is quite entertaining and doesn't necessarily rely on the comedy to carry it along.

The story is about a police officer from Seoul who end up in a small rural village, where life is supposed to be quiet and uneventful. But the small idyllic village is terrorized by a marauding boar of gargantuan proportions.

"Chaw" is fun and entertaining, as it has some interesting characters and good dialogue, plus the effects in the movie were actually quite good. Don't expect Hollywood blockbuster effects - but they get the job done, and they do so nicely.

"Chaw" is not groundbreaking in any way, and it is unlikely to make a lasting impression, but still, it is well worth a watch and does provide good entertainment. A good Korean movie in the likes of "Razorback". Hardly worthy of a place alongside "The Host" (the Korean monster movie, not the Meyer's pseudo-teenage Sci-Fi), but still fun enough.


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