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THE CHASER (2008)
  • Director NA Hong-jin
    Year 2008
    Status Completed
    Genre thriller
    Starring KIM Yoon-suk, HA Jung-woo
    Running Time 123 min.
    Country of Production Korea
    Festival & Awards 2008 Cannes Film Festival - Out of Competition
    Synopsis Ex-detective pimp Jung-ho has a big problem on his hands. His girls keep disappearing without clearing their debts. One night, he gets a call from a customer and sends Mi-jin, one of his girls still remaining, ignoring her refusal due to her bad cold. But when Mi-jin meets the customer against her will, Jung-ho realizes the phone number of the customer matches that of the calls the missing girls got last. As something smells fishy, he searches for her. During his search, Jung-ho dents a car in the alley. But surprisingly, the driver doesn’t want any compensation. When Jung-ho spots blood splattered on the man’s shirt, he senses the man, Young-min, is the suspect. After an intense chase, Jung-ho finally catches Young-min. But because of Jung-ho’s pretense as a cop, they are both taken to the police station. At the station, he bluntly tells the policemen that he has killed the missing women, and the last girl, Mi-jin, may still be alive. Despite the confession, there is no evidence to imprison him. As the whole police force is obsessed with a random search for corpses, Jung-ho is the only one who believes Mi-jin is still alive. With only 12 hours left to detain the serial killer without a warrant, Jung-ho’s hunt begins, searching for Mi-jin entrapped in a place nobody knows.
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