Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival: The Chaser (2008)

 Yesterday I went to BIFFF: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival at Tour&Taxis. It’s the 27th edition and is from the 9th of April till the 21st of April.

I had already posted last year on BIFFF, which you can find following this link.

I saw this Korean thriller: The Chaser (2008).

If you want a synopsis of the movie (which is a spoiler), you can follow the link to the movie.

Briefly said, it is about a former special service cop, who makes his living out of prostitution. One by one, his girls are disappearing. He thinks they ran away (leaving him with money debts), but he soon realizes it might be that someone is selling his girls. The truth is much worse than he thought.

I found it entertaining to watch. Though, what I had expected to BIFFF standards, not as violent as I thought. It did have very violent scenes and what happened to the girls is horrible. But it was not that I had to avert my eyes and try thinking of other stuff (what I tend to do when the images are too much to handle – not a horror fan.)

The movie did have some script problems. Some motivations where not very clear. How the little girl got hurt so badly is unknown.

The police force in this movie was laughable. That was on purpose. It was a critique to Korean law enforcement, but it was almost a complete joke at times.

All in all, not that bad. But I do believe it will not satisfy everyone’s expectations within the genre.

Here’s a little teaser. Sorry for not having subtitles. The vid’s who had were not good, so I chose to go for the Korean vid…

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2 thoughts on “Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival: The Chaser (2008)

  1. Korean movies don’t get mentioned here in Britain. A pity.

  2. The thing is, the programme has for 80% Asian movies. Horror and thrillers are apparingly what they do best. But besides BIFFF, there aren’t that many Asian movies playing, only in arthouse cinema’s, but that’s it.

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