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Chugyeogja

Na Hong-jin South Korea, 2008

HKFanatic's rating of the film The Chaser

"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.