10/27/2023, 5:00 p.m., Cinestar Kino 1
South Korea 2023, 129 Min, Original version with English subtitles, (Korean) FSK: 15
Genre: Action, Heist, Crime
Directed by: RYOO Seung-wan
Written by: RYOO Seung-wan, KIM Jeong-yeon
Starring: KIM Hye-soo, YUM Jung-ah, ZO In-sung, GO Min-si, PARK Jung-min
Toronto International Film Festival (2023) – Special Presentations
SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (2023) – Orbita
Locarno International Film Festival (2023) – Piazza Grande
Korea in the 1970s: a chemical plant is built in the peaceful seaside town of Guncheon. Due to the sea pollution the chemical plant is causing, Guncheon’s haenyeos, female divers who harvest seafood underwater, are in a financially difficult situation. To make a living, the haenyeos get involved in a risky deal: smuggling illegal goods out of the sea. Everything seems to be going well at first, until the haenyeos encounter a tragic accident.
Director RYOO Seung-wan is best known for his action films. His latest film, Smugglers, is also an action-packed crime and heist film. An absolute must for all action lovers!