Haemoo

Showings

Milliken at the Dennos Museum Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:00 PM
Nauti-Cat Thu, Jul 30, 2015 9:30 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign
Movies on a Boat
Don't Miss
Release Year:2014
Runtime:111 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Rating:NR
Production Country:South Korea
Original Language:Korean
Subtitles:English
Web Site:http://finecut.co.kr/renew/library/cast.asp?num=177
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Kim Yun-seok
Park Yoo-chun
Han Ye-ri
Mun Seong-kun
Kim Sang-ho
Lee Hee-jun
Director:Shim Sung-bo
Produced by:Bong Joon-ho
Cho Neung-yeon
Lewis Taewan Kim
Screenwriter:Shim Sung-Bo
Bong Joon-ho
Cinematography:Hong Kyeong-pyo
Editing By:Kim Sang-bum
Kim Jae-bum

Description

A tense high-seas adventure with substance and heart, co-scripted by Bong Joon-ho (“The Host,” “Snowpiercer”), this spectacle of a thriller is exactly why Hollywood is beating a path to South Korea’s door. Kang is captain of a fishing boat crewed by rough men who are used to the harsh realities of life at sea. Regular fishing runs net a meager income, and Kang has a problem with his wife. So he finds it impossible to pass up the lucrative, but highly risky, opportunity to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea. “Haemoo” is based on actual events, giving sharp dimension to the story of crew members scheming, battling, and exploiting their human cargo. It has the tense, steady build of film like “Jaws,” but with a very human threat. Thriller lovers won’t want to miss this powerfully emotional drama that tightens like a winch.

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