Yellow Sea The

  • Korea
  • 2012
  • R(18+)
  • 140 MIN
  • 23 May 2012

Cast and Crew

  • Jung-woo Ha
  • Yun-seok Kim
  • Director: NaHong-Jin

Trailers and video

The Yellow Sea Trailer


About Yellow Sea The

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

  • Best Director

    Stiges film festival 2011

  • Nominated - Achievement in Directing

    Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2011


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