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The Chaser (2008)

Chugyeogja (original title)
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A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing.

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Hong-jin Na
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoon-seok Kim ... Joong-ho Eom (as Yoon-suk Kim)
Jung-woo Ha ... Young-min Jee
Yeong-hie Seo ... Mi-jin Kim
Yoo-Jeong Kim ... Eun-ji
In-gi Jeong ... Detective Lee
Hyo-ju Park Hyo-ju Park ... Detective Oh
Bon-woong Ko Bon-woong Ko ... Oh-jot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duk-je Cho Duk-je Cho ... Detective Choi (as Duk-je Jo)
Seong-kwang Ha Seong-kwang Ha ... Detective Park
Deok-jae Jo Deok-jae Jo
Jong-goo Lee Jong-goo Lee ... Profiler
Sang-hee Lee Sang-hee Lee
Woo-jeong Oh Woo-jeong Oh ... Sung-Hee
Moo-yeong Yeo Moo-yeong Yeo ... Police commissioner
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Storyline

Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now. Written by sonic_bang

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The hunter and the hunted, the ultimate chase begins

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 February 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chaser See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,650,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,495,748
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Young-Min and Joong-Ho's chase scene in the alley was shot in 7 days. See more »

Connections

Referenced in O Cão (2010) See more »

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One of the best thrillers I have ever seen
30 June 2008 | by Ata-2See all my reviews

If the remake of Infernal Affairs (The Departed) won all those Oscars then a re-make of this movie will surely clean up. Its one of those movies that just doesn't let up. At any given time there are at least three threads to the story, each of which keeps you on the edge of your seat. I actually had to stop it at one point so I could calm down a bit.

The acting by everyone involved is very believable and that makes it quite harrowing at points. I don't want to give away a single thing about the story but what I can say is that its an absolutely brilliant twist on a story that has been done many times before.

If you are going to see just one foreign film this year then let it be this one.


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