The Yellow Sea (Hwanghae)

de Na Hong-jin



On the border between the two Koreas and Russia, half of the population makes a living from illegal activities. It’s been a long time since a cab driver has seen his wife, who has traveled to South Korea in search of a better life. The only solution is to accept a deal he’s been offered: they’ll help him cross the border in exchange for committing murder. Na Hong-jin, director of The Chaser, returns with an unremitting action thriller laced with social discourse, in the best Michael Mann style. A dark film full of spectacular sequences that brings film noir up to date and carries spectators along the paths of high tension.


Na Hong-jin

An essential name in thrillers with a social background, he shattered Korean box office records with his first feature film, The Chaser (08), and picked up diverse awards, including one in Sitges where he also presented The Yellow Sea (11). 

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: Korean, Chinese