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The Chaser (2008)

Chugyeogja (original title)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes.

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Joong-ho Eom (as Yoon-suk Kim)
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Eun-ji
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Detective Lee
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Detective Oh
Bon-woong Ko ...
Oh-jot
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Moo-yeong Yeo ...
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Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now. Written by sonic_bang

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Young-Min and Joong-Ho's chase scene in the alley was shot in 7 day. See more »

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The Hillside Hammer Basher
8 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

The Chaser revolves around an ex-detective turned pimp who's under serious stress when he finds out his girls are being sold by a mysterious client. He goes on the chase to find this guy and put an end to his missing girls...and missing money. What begins to unfold is something him, the police or anyone for that matter, were unprepared to take on.

Time and time again the film-makers from South Korea succeed and The Chaser is no different. With believable writing, fantastic acting (especially the lead who reminded me of Min Sik Choi) and an air of originality, Chaser easily became one of my favorite flicks of 2008. With side-stories aplenty, an evil villain and some brutal violence this is something any fan of darker film should enjoy.

If you enjoy serious drama, investigation films, serial killers, great acting, you'll definitely enjoy this picture. I just wished they had a different title for the film. I like my title better. :)


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