The Chaser

The Chaser
  • 2008
  • South Korea
  • 2h 4min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Na Hong-jin
  • Cast: Kim Yun-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Seo Yeong-hie

What starts as an intriguing procedural cobbled together from bits of 'Oldboy', 'The Silence of the Lambs' and dead prostitutes quickly descends into a tenuous game of cat-and-mouse that is buoyed up by frequent gut-churning violence. Surprisingly, on release this was the largest grossing domestic film in its homeland .

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The Chaser (Chugyeogja)

18 Sep 20082 stars

THRILLER (18) 124min ** South Korean director and screenwriter Na Hong-jin’s festival award winning debut is this year’s largest grossing domestic film in its homeland and, unsurprisingly, Leonardo DiCaprio has snapped up the remake rights.

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