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Because I’m such a big fan of the tense South Korean thriller “The Chaser”, I’ve been anxiously awaiting director Na Hong-jin’s follow-up “The Yellow Sea”. Those who attended this year’s Cannes Film Festival had an opportunity to screen the flick, a thought which causes my skin to turn an unsightly shade of green. In order to help promote the picture, a clip was made available to anyone with the bandwidth and the time to watch it. Since I happen to have both of those at my disposal, I dove right in. If you’re at all curious about “The Yellow Sea”, I strongly suggest you do the same.
In case you missed it, here’s the synopsis:
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.
Now that you’re acquainted, you should be all set.