Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now...

Cannes International Film Festival, 2008
Out of Competition - Midnight Screenings

Fantasia International Film Festival, 2009

Sitges Film Festival, 2008
Orient Express Award, Best Motion Picture

Chicago International Film Festival, 2008

Philadelphia International Film Festival, 2009

Stockholm International Film Festival, 2008

Deauville Asian Film Festival, 2009
Asian Action Award

Based on real events

Box Office hit in South Korea
#3 in 2008 with 36 million US $

By the director of

The Yellow Sea

IMDb: 7,9 from 37 386 users

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% of positive reviews

“The Chaser is a grisly serial-killer thriller that develops into a howl of outrage at the ineptitude of the system.”


The Chaser is a magnificent piece of genre film making, which stands not only as the best Korean thriller of recent years, but indeed the best from anywhere. As close to perfection as it gets for an exercise in high tension, the film also enjoys far more psychological depth than many more straightforward character dramas.“


“Mr. Na’s debut manages to be thought-provoking and adventurous while providing solid thrills.”


Na Hong-Jin
2008 | South Korea | Thriller | 125'