Haemoo / Sea Fog
|Original author||KIM Min-jeong|
|Leading cast||KIM Yoon-seok, PARK Yu-chun, HAN Ye-ri|
|Supporting cast||MOON Sung-geun, KIM Sang-ho, LEE Hee-joon, YOO Seung-mok|
|Viewing rating||Teenager restricted|
|Running time||110 minutes, 48 seconds|
|Synopsis||In an unknown sea fog where one cannot see what’s in front of oneself, the story of six mercenary crew members on an old ship who are swept into an uncontrollable accident when they shift over to ferrying stowaways.|
|Narrative description||The violent parts happening in the expressions of the movie are provocative; and including harmful contents described as consistently harsh for adolescents, R-rated movie requires particular care to prevent the adolescents from watching|
Note: FINECUT is a film company based in Seoul, Korea, specializing in international sales, marketing, production, financing and acquisition.
‘Sea Fog’ will be introduced at EFM 2014 (6~14 February) in Berlin as an upcoming release.
Based on true events, the story is about a large 69-ton fishing boat’s crew as they attempt to smuggle in illegal migrants in order to keep their fishing jobs. But their plan goes wrong when they meet a tragic accident while transporting the thirty or so illegal migrants on the ship amid a heavy sea fog. And amid the chaos, the youngest crew Dong-sik tries to protect a young female migrant who he falls in love with against the crazed Captain Kang and other crew members.
Based on a true event that took place in Yeosu, 2001, HAEMOO is a combination genre film that fuses crime thriller and melodrama. Ordinary fishermen face moments of hell as they take on the role of smuggling illegal Korean-Chinese migrants. Stuck in thick sea fog, I wanted to portray the innocence and personal sacrificial love that rise from clashing of this generation’s pain, human desire, human desire and morality in a moment of grave adversity.