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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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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
Hang-Seon Jang Hang-Seon Jang ... Cheon Il-man, hunter
Yun-min Jeong Yun-min Jeong ... Officer
Moon-Eui Jo Moon-Eui Jo ... President Kwak
Moon Jong-Hoon Moon Jong-Hoon ... Officer
Jae-Sung Jung Jae-Sung Jung ... Resident 2
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 ... 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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Trivia

The title is pronounced "chow", which means "trap" in Chungcheong dialect. See more »

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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Not one of the best monster movies, but still worth checking out
10 September 2010 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

Okay so the plot is basically about a huge over-sized boar that is terrorizing and killing the people in the country size, and it has some Korean humor thrown in as well. This is one of those movies that should not be taken seriously and just accept the things that happen in order to enjoy it, the characters in this also act very awkward in certain situations that adds to the humor. As monster movies go this isn't a great movie, but the characters are developed for the most part with there own motives and the slapstick humor actually worked well in this. The special effects are not that good but passable for a B-movie. The character interaction and having more to do with the community than the actual monster itself was a nice change of pace, because for this movie it works without showing too much monster action. Sure there are plenty of better monster movies out there, but this is still worth a look.

6/10


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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:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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