Intriguing New Clip from Director Na Hong-jin’s The Yellow Sea

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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.

Source: WildGrounds

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)
  • Mikey T

    Thanks for the post Todd. Great cast and I’m anxious to see Na’s follow up to The Chaser, which is undoubtedly my favorite Korean film of the last several years.