The Yellow Sea (2011)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Hot on the heels of The Chaser, Na Hong-jin’s second feature is an equally breathless tale of exile, assassination and existentialism. Review: The Yellow Sea (Hwanghae) opens with its anti-heroic protagonist Gu-nam (Ha Jung-woo) recounting in voice-over an anecdote from when he was just 11 years old: after his dog had gone on a…

The Chaser (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Na Hong-Jin’s feature debut is a noirish dash through the very s(e)oul of Korea in search of a serial killer. Review: “Sir, I made a mistake, I should make up for it.” So says Jung-Ho (Kim Yoon-suk) to the nervous young man whose car he has just accidentally hit. And although he…