The Yellow Sea | TIFF

The Yellow Sea

Hwanghae (South Korea)

Directed by:
Hong-jin Na
Cast:
Kim Yun-seok, Cho Seong-Ha
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2012
Category:
Synopsis:

Gu-nam is a cab driver who leads a pitiful life in Yanji City in Yanbian prefecture, a region between North Korea, China and Russia, where about 800,000 Korean-Chinese known as Joseonjok reside. His wife went to Korea to earn some money 6 months ago, but he hasn’t heard from her since. He plays mah-jong to make some extra cash, but his life only becomes more complicated and pathetic. One day he meets a hitman named Myun-ga and receives a proposal to turn his life around by repaying his debt, and reuniting with his wife. All for a price of one hit. But everything will go wrong...

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