Tuesday, March 11, 2008

For the last few years I have been openly condemning the Korean film market. The films have become flat and a huge money looser for their production companies. I was prepared to watch the latest, so called hit, The Chaser and then do my usual complaints about Korean films. The only problem is that this film is not a bad film, its actually a great film.

The plot of the story was actually original. It tells of an ex-police officer, who has become a pimp. He keeps losing his girls and is not sure why. Its a busy night and he sends one of his girls to a nice house with a nice man. The pimp then realizes that he sent another girl to this # and she is now missing also. The cat and mouse game now begins between Eom Joong-ho (The pimp) and Ji Yeong-min,(the serial killer).

The story has a lot of twist and turns and it showcases the acting ability of the pimp, Kim_Yoon-Seok. What I really liked about the film was that it shows the insignificance and the inefficiency of the Korean Police and how the public and the people who depend of the police to protect them are being short changed.

I am trying to keep this film as spoiler free as possible because you will want to see each turn and be surprised by it.

The film last shot was well worth the ticket that I paid to see it. Please see it when you can.

Grade A+

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