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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Movie Review: Haemoo
Release Date: 16th October 2014
Based on true events, <HAEMOO> is the story of a group of fishermen who
are driven into madness when their attempt to smuggle illegal migrants ends
in a horrible tragedy. Six crew members –led by the captain, is the kind-hearted chief engineer
‘Wan-ho’(Moon Sung-geun) who had an eventful life and lives hidden on the boat. To the naive and youngest crew member ‘Dong-shik’(Park Yoochun) who just started working aboard the ship recently– begin their dream of having their boat with a full load of fish. However on the open sea, they are transporting something, it is not meat but human beings! To protect the ship and their livelihoods, Captain ‘Cheol-ju’(Kim Yoon-seok) suggests to his crew members the job in helping to smuggle [stowaways]. Numerous of stowaways who risks their lives and comes across the sea, and
the six crew members who are on board a fated boat. Amid that, an unknown ‘sea fog’ to which they cannot see what’s in front of themselves comes down and they become swept into an uncontrollable accident…
Brought my friend Tracy along with me for the Preview.
And of course a selfie with my coke before start of the movie.
I am going to start off with this. Haemoo is selected as the Korea entry for the 87th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film. Impressive isn't it! This film is based on a true story and I ought to applaud all the actors and crews involved in this production as it was an amazing job.
The story starts with the captain of the boat deciding to traffic Korean-Chinese immigrants over to South Korea to get additional cash. However, things were not as smooth as they expect and things go terribly wrong. It starts off being a little draggy but gets increasingly more exciting as the time passes by. I was in utter shock when I realize what happened to the traffickers and this situation leads to much internal conflict between the captain and the among the crew themselves. I certainly did not expect so much violence but it was really thrilling to watch while all the tensions are building up.
I almost lost faith in humanity half way through the show as the only humane one in the entire crew was the character portrayed by Park Yoo-Chun (Former DBSK and current JYJ member). The rest of the characters are so dark some might make you sick. You got a sex maniac, a man who can sacrifice his best partner due to his selfishness.... And the list just keeps going on. Much credits have to be given to Park as I though he really acts as well as he sings. There are a couple of twists in this movie and I love how the movie can make you struggling for air at one time with the intense action and the next moment, you will be laughing your ass out.
The only complain I have with the show is that the ending left me very confused. You guys should totally check this film out and discuss/explain the ending with/for me!
In essence, it's worth your 10 bucks.
Oh, this movie is M18 as there are a few sex and violent scenes!
4/5 Popcorns for Haemoo!
Before that, you can watch this trailer first! :)
Thank You Clover Films for the Preview Passes! :)