Official US Trailer for Dark Drama 'Sea Fog' Produced by Bong Joon-ho

July 12, 2016
Source: YouTube

Sea Fog Trailer

"Have you ever smuggled people before?" Film Movement has debuted a brand new official US trailer for the dark Korean drama Sea Fog, originally known as Haemoo, directed by first-time filmmaker Shim Sung-bo. Some may remember that we originally posted a trailer for this two years ago, back in late 2014, as the film originally premiered and opened in Korea back then. It has been touring around the world playing at film festivals all over, and is finally getting released in the US. It stars Kim Yun-seok, Park Yoo-chin, Ye-ri Han, and Kim Sang-ho. I had the chance to see this last year and it's very dark and very harrowing, as the film deals with a ship captain making money trying to smuggle immigrants from China to Korea, but things go wrong. The cinematography is exceptional and it's a very well-made thriller, highly recommended.

Here's the new official US trailer for Shim Sung-bo's Sea Fog (or Haemoo), direct from YouTube:

Sea Fog Poster

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 first opened in Korea in 2014, and played at many film festivals over the last few years - including Toronto, Venice, Stockholm, Palm Springs, Dubai, Seattle, Sydney, Melbourne & Denver. Sea Fog will skip theaters but finally arrives on VOD + Blu-ray in the US starting on August 2nd this summer. Interested?

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


There are a ton of Chinese and Chinese-Koreans in South Korea. Whenever I had to do anything a the immigration office, I was surprised to see they had their own floor.

DAVIDPD on Jul 12, 2016


His (director's) Memories of Murder was one of those excellent films and The Host was just crazy, but crazy good. Snowpiercer is a story in itself, something out of ordinary, but needed as an allegory of today's society. So yes, I will watch this one definitely ...

shiboleth on Jul 13, 2016


Memories of murder is a brain teaser... awesome...

ari smulders on Jul 13, 2016

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