Previously at the ICA - Films
2 Nov 2011 – 9 Nov 2011
From the director of The Chaser, Na Hong-jin, comes this intense crime thriller. Gu-nam spends his time drinking and gambling as he attempts to blot out the wreck his life has become. His wife has crept over the border into South Korea and lost contact with him. His gambling debts are spiralling out of control. His self-respect is non-existent. As the pressure mounts Gu-nam's desperation escalates. Eventually he can see no way out other than to accept the offer of local crime boss Myun to follow his wife to Seoul where he must murder a businessman. It's no mistake that Gu- nam's job is as a taxi driver. Scorsese and Schrader's iconic portrait of God's Lonely Man hangs over this thrilling intense film.
Dir. Na Hong-jin, S.Korea 2011, 140mins, Subtitled
Cast: Yun-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha and Seong-Ha Cho