Intense New Trailer for Na Hong-jin’s Upcoming Thriller The Murderer

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I’d forgotten all about South Korean filmmaker Na Hong-jin’s sophomore effort “The Murderer” (aka “The Yellow Sea”) until I stumbled across the trailer over at Twitch this morning. The flick looks fantastic, and promises to deliver the sort of thrillers present in the director’s debut feature “The Chaser”, a film I was fortunate enough to catch very early last year. Since the clip provided below isn’t subtitled in English, figuring out the specifics is a little difficult. As such, a brief synopsis has been provided to help overcome the language barrier. Assuming, of course, that you don’t speak Korean.

Here you go:

On the Chinese side of the China-Russia-North Korea border, there is a region called Yanbian, Korean Autonomous Prefecture. This film tells the story of a man from this region, who embarks on an assassination mission to South Korea in order to pay off his mounting debts. He is only given $500 in advance and takes the job without knowing much about his target. However, before long a series of conspiracies and betrayals bring him to the realization that he has been tricked into entering a dangerous trap.

All set? The trailer awaits.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)