A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes.
Na Hong-jin is part of a new wave of Korean directors. In 2005 Na Hong-jin received the Best Horror/Sci-fi Short Film Award at Mise-en-Scène Film Festival with his nine-and-a-half-minute short film The Perfect Fishplate. In 2008 his feature debut The Chaser swept the nation with over five million admissions and was invited to be a special midnight screening at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. His feature debut accumulated countless awards from all over the world and received an APSA nomination in 2008 for Best Performance by an Actor (Kim Yoonsuk). The Yellow Sea was released in South Korea on December 15, 2010 with great box office success and was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
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