Award winning director of The Chaser NA HONG-JIN now brings us the enthralling action packed thriller THE YELLOW SEA . SYNOPSIS:
Gu-nam is a desperate gambler and debt-ridden taxi driver in Yanji City in a region that has adjoining borders to North Korea, China and Russia. His wife fled to South Korea six months earlier and he hasn t heard from her since. In order to repay his debts and find his wife this mild unassuming man accepts a contract killing from hit man Myun-ga.
Crossing the dangerous Yellow Sea to Seoul he seeks out both his target and wife, but soon finds himself in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy of lies and betrayal. Before he can fulfil the contract, he witnesses others murder his target. Fleeing the scene, he is not only being pursued by the police, but those responsible. THE YELLOW SEA is the first Korean film to ever receive investment from a major Hollywood studio (Fox International Productions). REVIEWS: A gripping existentialist thriller, where jealousy, greed and desperation lead inexorably to a chaos of carnage, and where exile and death cross borders to merge into an emotionally-charged sequence of final images. (4.5 stars) - Film 4 Writer-director Na Hong-Jin achieves a vibe of urban desolation right off the bat, and deepens the mayhem with acutely observed and charged details about illegal-immigrant life. (4.5 stars) Village Voice Fast and tense with twists that keep you on the edge of your seat. (4.5 stars) Electric Sheep Magazine EXTRAS:
- 8 behind the scenes featurettes
- 4 Trailers
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: Korean ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Korean ( Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Documentary, Featurette, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, Trailer(s), Uncut, SYNOPSIS: Scorsese and Schrader's iconic portrait of God's Lonely Man hangs over this thrilling intense film, an electrifying crime thriller from the director of The Chaser. Gu-nam, a debt-ridden taxi driver, follows his missing wife on the illegal immigrant trail from China to South Korea as he prepares to murder a Seoul businessman. Gu-nam spends his time drinking and gambling as he attempts to blot out the wreck his life has become. His wife has crept over the border into South Korea and lost contact with him. His gambling debts are spiraling out of control. His selfrespect is non-existent. As the pressure mounts Gu-nam's desperation escalates. Eventually he can see no way out other than to accept the offer of local crime boss Myun to follow his wife to Seoul where he must murder a businessman. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Cannes Film Festival, ...The Yellow Sea (2010) ( Hwanghae ) ( The Murderer ) (Blu-Ray)