Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.
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As gripping as a thriller can get. Sleaze meets evil and finds redemption? Not one for your 12 year old daughter to watch as elements are truly horrifying, But there are light touches mainly provided by police ineptitude. Brilliant in many ways.
"The Chaser" is probably one of the best films I've seen. It's also very frustrating. As the police narrow in on the killer, they continually bungle the operation due to their own incompetence. Is this meant to express how absurd the universe can be or merely a contrivance to increase the film's runtime? A dark, dark film that delivers popcorn thrills at the same time it acknowledges that life is often without hope.
Saw it tonight after having seen it when it came out in 08. Not nearly as thrilling or intelligent as I remembered it. Many plot holes and unbelievable coincidences in the story that just don't seem plausible in a big, busy city like Seoul. I know this was made in criticism of the justice system in Korea, but the entire film rides on the cops being retarded beyond belief. Removed from favorites.
Il y a quelques éléments ressemblant à Memories of Murder mais le dernier gagne facilement des côtés visuel et narratif, surtout vu qu'il y a des deus ex machina dans ce film. La petite fille est merveilleuse.
One great depressing&intense film. Really, I mean REALLY, succeeded in pissing me out. A film that caused that much effect must be a great film that delivers. A rare Gripping & successful film, definitely worth seeing. Recommended to all Telemubies of Mubi land! seriously, go and find The Chaser, guys! you won't regret every minutes of it!
Surprisingly good movie with constantly high suspense. Dark, thrilling, well made, with strong characters and decent acting. Even has some heartwarming moments which serve as a strong contrast to the overall tone of this movie.
The plot and it's logic are not flawles though, although it is not a big letdown. I like the openess and radicality of the ending.