01/01 – [Review] The Korea Times: Top 10 Korean Films of 2014 – “Haemoo”
Source: The Korea Times
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Released not long after “Roaring Currents” “Haemoo” directed by Shim Sung-bo, unfortunately, struggled to find an audience [JYJ3 Note: in theaters in Korea], but it is far superior to Kim Han-min’s period navel epic. Co-written and produced by Bong Joon ho who worked with Shim on his masterpiece “Memories of Murder” (2003), it’s the strongest commercial film of the year owing to its terrific mise-en-scene, lighting and how it utilizes the limited space of a fishing vessel where, based on a true story, the captain and crew smuggle 25 illegal Korean-Chinese immigrants.