The 69-ton fishing vessel Jeonjinho fails to catch as much fish as its crew had hoped. To make more money, the crew decides to smuggle thirty illegal immigrants into Korea. But things don’t go according to plan when the Jeonjinho encounters heavy fog, rain and waves on its return journey. On orders from the captain, several crew members hide the illegal immigrants inside the fishing tank, where they are in danger of suffocating to death. Amid the chaos, the youngest crew member Dong-sik tries to protect a young female migrant whom he’d fallen in love with.

Toronto International Film Festival, 2014                      
Gala Presentations

San Sebastián International Film Festival, 2014

Austin Fantastic Film Festival, 2014

Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2015

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, 2015 

Mar del Plata Int’l Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2014

Stockholm International Film Festival, 2014

Produced by Bong Joon-ho 
(Snowpiercer, The Host, Memories Of Murderer)

Directed by the co-writer of Memories of Murder

Box Office in Korea
12 million US $ 

“Haemoo is set to be warmly embraced overseas following its international premiere at TIFF. [...] Korea’s strongest commercial film so far this year.”



“A tense cynical thriller about human trafficking.”


“A commercial and critical triumph.”



”Ultimate must see movie in 2014!”


Shim Sung-bo
2014 | South Korea | Thriller, Horror, Drama | 111'