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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.

Director:

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

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

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CHAWesomely Ridiculous
22 September 2013 | by assassingojyoSee all my reviews

I've never been more entertained randomly walking into a room before. I have to thank my friend's wife for randomly having it on and hooking me because of the insane amount of drunken people and shenanigans within the first 20 minutes of the movie. I mean this is by no means a well scripted or shot movie and I truly believe it just went for zany and succeeded completely.

Between the utter lack of a scene or even time transition (except once after the grand daughter scene)this movie was shoddy, sporadic and confusing at times. Like I must have blinked when it was established that the main character had a pregnant wife cause she wasn't in the truck when they tried to ditch the mother. Many questions are left unanswered but the one major thing to take away from the movie, is if you ever see the camera pan out for a more horizontal shot while you're walking along...prepare to get sideswiped by something.

I could continue with how the film work like randomly changes when they have scenes that look like crime drama shooting or the artsy film noir kind of shot, but that's taking away from the true beauty. My point of course being that regardless of budget, insanity or bad film work...this movie delivers. Don't go into this expecting a horror movie with a man- eating boar, go into just expecting to be entertained.

This film gets a 10/10 from me because it's entertaining beyond words and we need more films like this. If you can find beauty in the "so bad that it's actually genius genre", then this is for you.


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