Indie Trailer Sunday: Trailer for 'Haemoo' Produced by Bong Joon-ho
Have you seen Snowpiercer yet? If not, it's now available on VOD now - check it out sometime soon. If you have, then great! For those who (like me) are big fans of Korean director Bong Joon-ho, we have another project you might want to take a look at. It's called Haemoo, or Sea Fog, and is a Korean thriller about a fishing boat that is smuggling illegal immigrants. The cast includes Kim Yun-seok and Park Yu-Chun, and the film was already released in Korea this month. The full trailer has been floating around and I was inspired by our friends to feature it today, especially with its North American festival debut coming up soon. No subtitles yet, unfortunately, but this does look like an intense, dark, modern thriller. Take a look below!
Haemoo translates literally to Sea Fog, which might be the US title. Description from TIFF's guide: "The ragtag crew of a fishing boat takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea, in this tense high-seas adventure co-scripted by South Korean genre-movie guru Bong Joon-ho." Haemoo is directed by Korean writer-turned-filmmaker Shim Sung-Bo, who wrote the script for Bong Joon-ho's Memories of Murder and the TV film Visiting Report in Korea, now making his directing debut. Bong helped produce, and they used cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo, of Snowpiercer and Mother. The film opens in Korea this month, and plays at TIFF 2014, but doesn't have a US distributor or release yet.