Na Hong-Jin stunned us in 2009 with his blistering debut feature THE CHASER, he follows up with this epic action masterpiece that breathes new life into the genre.
Gu-Nam is a lonely taxi driver in China struggling with the burden of massive debts owed to the mob. He is offered a way out of his problems – travel across the Yellow Sea to Korea and make a kill. Gu-Nam accepts, and so begins a journey of violence, double-crosses and some of the most intense hand-to-hand hatchet
action you are ever likely to see!
THE YELLOW SEA blends multiple genres with ease offering up not only a magnificently exciting series of escalating action sequences but also one of the most compelling character drama’s in recent history.
“A breakneck mix of bone-crunching freneticism and bloody close-quarters knife-fighting with a strand of romantic melancholy.”
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
“The Yellow Sea is probably the year's best crime drama and might be confirmation that there is a new master of the genre”
Geoff Gardner, Urban Cinephile
“A breathtakingly brutal man-on-the-run thriller... pulse-pounding and mordantly funny.”
“A rush of a movie from South Korea that slips and slides from horror to humor on rivers of blood”
New York Times
Un Certain Regard
Cannes Film Festival
Asia Film Awards 2011
Best Actor - Jung-woo Ha
Stiges film festival 2011
Nominated - Achievement in Directing
Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2011