Action, Crime, Thriller |
The Chaser is a South Korean action thriller film starring Kim Yoon-seok and Ha Jung-woo. It was directed by Na Hong-jin in his directorial debut. Inspired by real-life Korean serial killer Yoo Young-chul, the film was shot on location around Mangwon-dong in the Mapo District, Seoul.
Joong-ho is a dishonest ex-detective turned pimp who is in financial trouble because two of his prostitutes have gone missing. One night, he commands Mi-jin to service a customer, despite her protests over her sickness. Joong-ho then realizes this customer was the last to see his missing girls. Believing that this customer is trafficking his women, Joong-ho nevertheless sends Mi-jin in so that she can forward the customer’s address to him. Joong-ho contacts his old police task force for help, but they cannot assist because the mayor of Seoul, whom they were guarding, has been attacked with feces; this results in the police suffering a media firestorm.
The customer, Yeong-min, takes Mi-jin back to a house but Mi-jin fails to contact Joong-ho due to the bathroom having no cell service. Yeong-min binds Mi-jin, but her struggles prevent her murder with a chisel, so Yeong-min hits her with a hammer, knocking her out. Just then, an elderly couple from the local church arrive, inquiring about the real house owner, Mr. Park; they recognize his dog. Yeong-min then invites the elderly couple in and murders them.
Director: Hong-jin Na
Writers: Won-Chan Hong, Shinho Lee, Hong-jin Na
Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Yeong-hie Seo, Yoo-Jeong Kim, In-gi Jeong, Hyo-ju Park, Bon-woong Ko
|Yoon-seok Kim||…||Joong-ho Eom (as Yoon-suk Kim)|
|Jung-woo Ha||…||Young-min Jee|
|Yeong-hie Seo||…||Mi-jin Kim|
|In-gi Jeong||…||Detective Lee|
|Hyo-ju Park||…||Detective Oh|
|Duk-je Cho||…||Detective Choi (as Duk-je Jo)|
|Seong-kwang Ha||…||Detective Park|
|Yeon-ah Oh||…||Sung Hee|
|Moo-yeong Yeo||…||Police commissioner|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia