The Chaser / Chugyeogja Series: Film Comment Selects  Director: Na Hong-jin, Country: South Korea, Release: 2008, Runtime: 125
In this utterly riveting, twisting, no-holds-barred thriller, an ex-cop turned pimp races against time to locate one of his girls after she’s kidnapped by a serial killer who’s been terrorizing the streets of Seoul. Director Na Hong-jin embeds the film’s harrowing suspense and relentless brutality in a furious denunciation of police ineptitude and corruption. As the morally compromised hero, Kim Yoon-suk gives a knockout performance in more ways than one. One of Korean cinema’s biggest hits last year and winner of best picture, director, actor, and screenplay at the 2008 Korean Film Awards.