추격자 (chugyeogja / the chaser) is a korean thriller film. several of ex-police turned pimp joong-ho’s girls have gone missing, he thinks that they might have been selling to others or run away without paying their debts. one night he gets a call from a customer to send one of his girls. later he realizes that customer’s phone number is the same as the one that called for his last missing girl. he must track down this guy before another girl of his disappears just like the others. but what he finds out doesn’t seem to be what he has expected.

the script is incredibly gripping. the performance is stunning. it is not a film with greatest twist, but the way that the director delivers such predictable story into something so captivating is just unbelievable. if you love crime thriller stuff, this film is a must-see. please be warned, this film is not for the faint of heart.

★★★★★ acting
★★★★★ actors/casting
★★★★☆ story
★★★★★ music/sound effect
★★★★☆ direction/composition
★★★★½ overall

movie: 추격자 | director: 나홍진 (na hong-jin) | release: 2008

2010.02.11