Chugyeokja (The Chaser) 2008 MA15+

6.00PM Fri 17 Aug 2018 (2hrs 5mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'The Chaser is a clever riff on cops-and-criminals formalism that interpolates old-fashioned plot devices (a missing girl, a cryptic phone number, an epicene serial killer, a corrupt mayor) into a Borgesian web of forking paths and gleeful MacGuffins, ultimately deriving its primary tension not from the possibility or garishness of corporeal harm—though there's plenty of that both off-screen and on—but from a lust for inductive discovery that haphazardly teeters on the precipice of genre cliché.' Slant Magazine

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 125 MINUTES, SOUTH KOREAN, KOREAN / DIRECTOR: HONG-JIN NA / PRODUCER: SU-JIN KIM / SCRIPT: WON-CHAN HONG, SHINHO LEE, HONG-KIN NA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: SUNG-JE LEE / EDITOR: SUN-MIN KIM / MUSIC: YONG-ROCK CHOI, JUN-SEOK KIM / COSTUME DESIGNER: KYUNG-HWA CHAE / CAST: YUN-SEOK KIM, JUNG-WOO HA, YEONG-HIE SEO, YOO-JEONG KIM / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTANMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM