The ragtag crew of a fishing boat takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea, in this tense high-seas adventure co-scripted by South Korean genre-movie guru Bong Joon-ho. Starring Kim Yoon-seok and Park Yoo- chun.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
Might be the preeminent example as to why the Chinese will never be able to win the war over populist cinema in Asia. The Koreans continue their entrenched, all-bets-are-off campaign to make the best mass-entertainment in the world. This is maybe the best peril at sea spectacle ever. A little bit of Steamboat Bill Jr., some of that Greengrass pirate-movie shtick, and, of course, specters of Ahab and William Bligh.