Top Korean Films of 2010

4. The Yellow Sea

Na Hong-jin burst onto the scene in 2008 with The Chaser, one of Korean cinema's most vital films of the past few years.  All eyes were on him and his new film The Yellow Sea, which reunited his debut's stars Kim Yun-suk and Ha Jug-woo (though their roles as protagonist and antagonist are swapped), when it opened in December.  A big film with a large scope, Na's second feature is a slow-burning crime film that builds into a heart-pounding action vehicle.  I did not see the original, lengthier cut, which many had reservations about but I was mightily impressed by the pacing with sucked me more and more into the film as it progressed.  One of the most exciting cinema releases of 2010, The Yellow Sea cemented Na Hong-jin as a major international talent, not to mention its excellent stars Ha and Kim, who keep going from strength to strength.

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