Rent The Yellow Sea (2010)

3.8 of 5 from 114 ratings
2h 20min
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Synopsis:
Gu-nam (Ha Jung-woo) is a desperate debt-ridden gambler and taxi driver living in Yanji City — a region that has adjoining borders to North Korea, China and Russia. His wife fled to South Korea six months ago and he hasn't heard from her since. In order to repay his debts and attempt to find his wife this mild, unassuming man accepts a contract killing from local gangster Myun-ga (Kim Yun-seok). Crossing the dangerous Yellow Sea to Seoul he seeks out both his target and wife, but soon finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy of lies, deceit and betrayal.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Hong-jin Na
Aka:
Hwanghae
Studio:
Bounty Films
Genres:
Thrillers
Countries:
Korea
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/03/2012
Run Time:
140 minutes
Languages:
Korean Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making of documentary which includes 8 behind the scenes featurettes
  • 3 trailers
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/03/2012
Run Time:
140 minutes
Languages:
Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Making of documentary, comprising of 8 'behind the scenes' featurettes
  • 3 trailers

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Reviews (3) of The Yellow Sea

Na's second hit thriller - The Yellow Sea review by Alphaville

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20/02/2017

Hong-Jin Na’s follow-up to The Chaser is another exciting action thriller with even more chases in it. It’s beautifully structured, escalating in thrills from a simple premise to a Peckinpah-like riotous climax. If you’re expecting Hong Kong-style martial arts you’re in for a pleasant surprise from this ace South Korean director. He films his action as realistic and graphic. He uses too much handheld camera at times but he really knows how to build action and tension.

The chief baddie is a relentless chaser, like the T-1000 in Terminator 2. When our hero jumps into the sea to escape, the baddie jumps in after him for a swimming chase. And that’s just the start of a long multi-transport chase. But be warned that it’s not for the squeamish. In various scenes of mayhem, everyone’s pretty handy with an axe.

The DVD extras include useful tips on how to flip a trailer-truck. Why Hollywood doesn’t come calling for Na is a mystery.

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Korean Film Noir - The Yellow Sea review by WA

Spoiler Alert
30/11/2017

Can't rate this movie highly enough. The chaser was an emotional roller-coaster, yellow sea is just bleak bleak bleak. Classic noir, one of the best from Korea. Visceral, emotional, ultimately fatalistic, what's not to love? Definitely highly recommend this film.

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Poor plot - The Yellow Sea review by mK

Spoiler Alert
15/03/2020

This film is too long and too daft. A taxi driver is sent to assassinate someone and turns into an Arnie style terminator who survives everything thrown at him.

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