Monday, April 6, 2015

The Chaser (Chugyeogja) (2008)

Director: Hong-jin Na. Cast: Yun-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Yeong-hie Seo. 125 min. South Korea. Thriller.

A pimp, who's also a former detective, discovers his girls are disappearing one by one, and falls into hot pursuit of the serial killer. I'm very accustomed to Korean cinema's extreme brand of violence (here, here, here and here), but this one just went too far for me - maybe because the film is not very hesitant at depicting violence towards women and children. And when towards the end, an absurdly coincidental moment sets the scene for the film's most gratuitously violent moment, I concluded that this film (83% on the Tomatometer, 3-and-1/2 stars by Ebert) was not for me.

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