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"Chaw" to be Unleashed July 16

2009/07/09 | 459 views | Permalink | Source

Known for its innovative and daring use of genre combinations, Korean cinema breaks new ground yet again with "Chaw", a black comedy thriller about a killer pig wreaking havoc on a small mountain town.

Directed by Sin Jeong-won ("To Catch a Virgin Ghost"), the film stars popular actors Uhm Tae-woong, Jung Yu-mi and Yoon Je-moon. While the posters may lead one to think "Chaw" is a chilling horror and gore flick, the film blends and subverts the monster genre into a witty, suspenseful black comedy.

The story is set in the peaceful mountain town of Sameri where plans are underway to develop the area. Soon mutilated bodies are found at the development site, and panic spreads across the community, as it is discovered that a huge wild boar is on the rampage.

Comparison to Korea's all time box office champ "The Host", are inevitable, and box office expectations are high. "Chaw" was shot in Seoul and San Francisco, and has been picked up by Hollywood's Variety Fine Cut for release in the United States later this year.

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

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