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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:
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)
Seo-hie Ko Seo-hie Ko ... Deok-goo's mom (as Ko Seo-hee)
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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,660,802
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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Best Dubbbing EVER
31 May 2012 | by kdkpranksSee all my reviews

I watched the English translation of this Korean monster movie. The original movie is a silly throw-back (in the vein of Lake Placid) about a killer boar. But what's best about it is the absolutely hysterically awful English dubbing. It is easily some of the best bad acting I have ever enjoyed (including every Godzilla movie ever). It must truly be seen to be believed. The film itself is actually a fairly amusing, purposely silly 'monster' movie. Someone else on here said that this movie feels like something David Lynch might have made if he ever made a creature feature... and they were completely right, with all of the bizarre seemingly nonsensical characters and offbeat dialog. But, at over 2 hours, runs way too long. Still, I recommend this film for any fan of strange movies or creature features. But do yourself a HUGE favor and watch the English-dubbed version over a subtitled one.


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