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The Yellow Sea 2010

  • Na Hong-Jin
  • December 22, 2010
  • 157 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama, Thriller
The only thing he must not have crossed.
The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, Gu-nam (Ha Jung-woo) wiles away his days driving a cab, and spends his nights getting drunk and gambling, and losing horribly. In fact he’s so bad at mahjong that he has built up a sizeable debt to some small-scale hoods. His wife went to Seoul to work and send back money, but it’s been months since he has heard from her, and he’s tortured by visions of her wild, passionate, imagined affairs. So he’s broke and crazy and unraveling at the seams. When local crime lord Myun (Kim Yun-seok) offers to erase Gu-nam’s debt in exchange for a contract killing in Seoul, Gu-nam, at the end of his rope, reluctantly accepts.


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"The Yellow Sea" is a surprisingly good action/thriller with great storytelling and superb hardcore action. The film has a slow build-up which works great for the story development and the events yet to come. With great cinematography, storytelling and action "The Yellow Sea" is another hit for South Korean filmmaking. Definately recomended.

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The action can be a bit harsh and brutal to see and the plot confusing for some, but here is another amazing thriller by the one´s that are best at it. "I saw the Devil" was no surprise, bit this one was unexpected! A must see!

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