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24th Oct '15 4:20:34 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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'''''The Chaser''''' is a South Korean [[FilmNoir neo-noir]] thriller released in 2007 directed by Na Hong-jin.

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'''''The Chaser''''' is a South Korean [[FilmNoir neo-noir]] thriller released in 2007 2008 directed by Na Hong-jin.
24th Oct '15 4:19:48 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* DramaticIrony: [[spoiler:The audience is all too aware that Young Min is himself the lunatic that the shop keeper wants him to protect her from.]]

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* DramaticIrony: [[spoiler:The audience is all too aware that Young Min is himself the neighbourhood lunatic that the shop keeper wants him to protect her from.]]
24th Oct '15 4:18:47 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* DramaticIrony: [[spoiler:The audience is all too aware that Young Min is himself the lunatic that the shop keeper wants him to protect her from.]]



** Young-min is sexually impotent and it would kill victims with a chisel as a penis substitute as a interrogator guesses. He negates that's the reason.
** Later,however,[[spoiler: is discovered he worked in the expansion of a christian church, where he buries his bodies. That, combined with the method he uses, could imply he's some kind of KnightTemplar killing prostitutes because he thinks they're sinful and deserve to be "crucified". That without counting the religious drawings.]]

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** Young-min is sexually impotent and it would kill victims with a chisel as a penis substitute as a interrogator guesses. He negates Young-min himself angrily denies that's the reason.
** Later,however,[[spoiler: is discovered he worked in the expansion of a christian Christian church, where he buries his bodies. That, combined with the method he uses, could imply he's some kind of KnightTemplar killing prostitutes because he thinks they're sinful and deserve to be "crucified". That without counting the religious drawings.]]



* SerialKiller: Young-Min. He hires prostitutes and kill them using a chisel, and then buries her bodies[[spoiler: in the ground of a church.]] He's not above of killing everyone and everything else though if he finds himself in danger.

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* SerialKiller: Young-Min. He hires prostitutes and kill them using a chisel, and then buries her bodies[[spoiler: in the ground of a church.]] He's not above of killing everyone and everything else though if he finds himself in danger.danger.
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24th Oct '15 4:13:50 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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'''''The Chaser''''' is a South Korean thriller/[[FilmNoir neo noir]] released in 2007 directed by Na Hong-jin.

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'''''The Chaser''''' is a South Korean thriller/[[FilmNoir neo noir]] [[FilmNoir neo-noir]] thriller released in 2007 directed by Na Hong-jin.
24th Oct '15 4:12:15 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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'''''The Chaser''''' is a South Korean thriller released in 2007 directed by Na Hong-jin.

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'''''The Chaser''''' is a South Korean thriller thriller/[[FilmNoir neo noir]] released in 2007 directed by Na Hong-jin.
30th Apr '15 5:03:22 AM JusticEqualsVengeance
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: The protagonist is a pimp and not a nice guy but he looks better in contrast to a sadistic serial killer.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: The protagonist is a pimp and not a nice guy guy(and apparently a ex DirtyCop ) but he looks A LOT better in contrast to a sadistic serial killer.



* ContrivedCoincidence: Invoked as the reason why the police ends up releasing Young-Min the first time around. A histeric man threw shit at the Seoul's mayor face, and combined with the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that the Joong-Ho submitted to Young-Min several times while he was in custody, would make it look like the police was saving face for not avoiding the almost unpredictable first incident by imprisoning a innocent man for a important case.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Invoked as the reason why the police ends up releasing Young-Min the first time around. A histeric man threw shit at the Seoul's mayor face, and combined with the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that the Joong-Ho submitted to Young-Min several times while he was in custody, would make it look like the police was saving face for not avoiding the almost unpredictable first incident by imprisoning a innocent man for a important case.so the headlines are changed.
22nd Apr '15 5:46:52 PM Mephistopheles
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* BlackAndGrayMorality:

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* BlackAndGrayMorality:BlackAndGrayMorality: The protagonist is a pimp and not a nice guy but he looks better in contrast to a sadistic serial killer.
20th Apr '15 8:55:49 AM JusticEqualsVengeance
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Invoked as the reason why the police ends up releasing Young-Min the first time around. A histeric man threw shit at the Seoul's mayor face, and combined with the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that the Joong-Ho submitted to Young-Min several times while he was in custody, would make it look like the police was saving face for not avoiding the almost unpredictable first incident.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Invoked as the reason why the police ends up releasing Young-Min the first time around. A histeric man threw shit at the Seoul's mayor face, and combined with the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that the Joong-Ho submitted to Young-Min several times while he was in custody, would make it look like the police was saving face for not avoiding the almost unpredictable first incident.incident by imprisoning a innocent man for a important case.



* PoliceAreUseless: In a technicality; Joong-Ho is an ex-cop and more competent than the ones still on the profession. They also fight between themselves because of the reputation in capturing a serial killer would bring. And their own reputation is tarnished because of an inncident involving Seoul's mayor, see above.

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* PoliceAreUseless: In a technicality; Joong-Ho is an ex-cop and more competent than the ones still on the profession. They also fight between themselves because of the reputation in capturing a serial killer would bring. And their own reputation is tarnished and prejudice the investigations because of an inncident incident involving Seoul's mayor, see above.



* The Scapegoat: Joong-ho is arrested because of the JackBauerInterrogationtechnique he submitted to Young-Min so the police can save face after not obtaining proof of the crimes of the latter.

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* The Scapegoat: TheScapegoat: Joong-ho is arrested because of the JackBauerInterrogationtechnique he submitted to Young-Min to so the police can save face after not obtaining proof of the crimes of the latter.
19th Apr '15 7:55:51 PM JusticEqualsVengeance
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* AntiHero - Joong-ho is of the Type III variety. He's a pimp, not a particularly nice guy and treats his prostitutes poorly. Still by the end of the film it's clear he's become emotionally invested in saving Mi-jin and comes to care for her daughter.
* BasedOnATrueStory - Young-min is based off of real-life Korean serial killer Yoo Young-chul (who was a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]] in addition to being a killer).
* BittersweetEnding - [[spoiler: Young-min is brought to justice but not before bludgeoning Mi-jin to death (just after she manages to escape his lair). The end of the film implies that Joong-ho will look after Mi-jin's daughter.]]
* BlackAndGrayMorality
* BoundAndGagged- Mi-jin spends half of the film in this predicament.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath - [[spoiler: Mi-jin's death is ''extremely'' gut-wrenching.]]
* DirtyCop - Joong-ho.
* DropTheHammer - Young-min's weapon of choice.
* GoryDiscretionShot - [[spoiler: Young-min's bludgeoning of Mi-jin is offscreen.]]
* FreudianExcuse - Young-min is sexually impotent.
* HopeSpot - A particularly excruciating example. [[spoiler: After spending the bulk of the film bound and gagged, Mi-jin finally frees herself and makes it to a nearby store, where the store owner hides her. However, when Young-min arrives at the store, the owner unwittingly gives Mi-jin away. This results in Young-min murdering both the owner and Mi-jin.]]
* MoralityPet - Mi-jin's daughter serves as this for Joong-ho.
* MonsterMisogyny
* PoliceAreUseless
* TheQuietOne - Mi-jin's daughter
* SerialKiller

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* AntiHero - AntiHero: Joong-ho is of the Type III variety. He's a pimp, not a particularly nice guy and treats his prostitutes poorly. Still by the end of the film it's clear he's become emotionally invested in saving Mi-jin and comes to care for her daughter.
* BasedOnATrueStory - {{Badass}}: Joong-Ho's problem definitively isn't other people on his way.
* BasedOnATrueStory:
Young-min is based off of real-life Korean serial killer Yoo Young-chul (who was a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]] in addition to being a killer).
* BittersweetEnding - BittersweetEnding: Crossing almost in DownerEnding.[[spoiler: Young-min is brought to justice but not before bludgeoning Mi-jin to death (just after she manages to escape his lair). The end of the film implies that Joong-ho will look after Mi-jin's daughter.]]
* BlackAndGrayMorality
BlackAndGrayMorality:
* BoundAndGagged- BoundAndGagged: Mi-jin spends half of the film in this predicament.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath - CombatPragmatism: The fights in this movie definitively avert AllAsiansKnowMartialArts.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Invoked as the reason why the police ends up releasing Young-Min the first time around. A histeric man threw shit at the Seoul's mayor face, and combined with the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that the Joong-Ho submitted to Young-Min several times while he was in custody, would make it look like the police was saving face for not avoiding the almost unpredictable first incident.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath:
[[spoiler: Mi-jin's death is ''extremely'' gut-wrenching.gut-wrenching, and basically every other victim of Young-min, even the poor dog.]]
* DirtyCop - Joong-ho.
* DropTheHammer - Young-min's weapon of choice.
* GoryDiscretionShot - [[spoiler: Young-min's bludgeoning of Mi-jin
CurbstompBattle: Joong-ho vs Young-min, Round 1.[[spoiler:Round 2 is offscreen.not so easy.]]
* FreudianExcuse - DirtyCop: Why Joong-ho is no more a cop. He implies that there's still corrupt ones that weren't caught along him.
* DropTheHammer: Young-min's weapon of choice.
* EgocentricallyReligious: Young Min, maybe. See FreudianExcuse.
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: Young-min's bludgeoning of Mi-jin is offscreen.]]
* FreudianExcuse: The movie implies that this is played straight initially but it could be subverted:
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Young-min is sexually impotent.
impotent and it would kill victims with a chisel as a penis substitute as a interrogator guesses. He negates that's the reason.
** Later,however,[[spoiler: is discovered he worked in the expansion of a christian church, where he buries his bodies. That, combined with the method he uses, could imply he's some kind of KnightTemplar killing prostitutes because he thinks they're sinful and deserve to be "crucified". That without counting the religious drawings.]]
* HopeSpot - HopeSpot: A particularly excruciating example. [[spoiler: After spending the bulk of the film bound and gagged, Mi-jin finally frees herself and makes it to a nearby store, where the store owner hides her. However, when Young-min arrives at the store, the owner unwittingly gives Mi-jin away. This results in Young-min murdering both the owner and Mi-jin.]]
* MoralityPet - IShallTauntYou:[[spoiler: How Joong-Ho escapes police's custody.]]
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Desconstructed. The police don't manages to obtain enough evidence to initiate a process, letting the culprit free without charges, and decides to use Joong-Ho as TheScapegoat.
* MoralityPet:
Mi-jin's daughter serves as this for Joong-ho.
* MonsterMisogyny
PoliceAreUseless: In a technicality; Joong-Ho is an ex-cop and more competent than the ones still on the profession. They also fight between themselves because of the reputation in capturing a serial killer would bring. And their own reputation is tarnished because of an inncident involving Seoul's mayor, see above.
* PoliceAreUseless
* TheQuietOne -
TheQuietOne: Mi-jin's daughter
daughter.[[spoiler: She breaks when she thinks her mother is dead. We never see her reaction when she discovers her mother died for real.]]
* SerialKillerThe Scapegoat: Joong-ho is arrested because of the JackBauerInterrogationtechnique he submitted to Young-Min so the police can save face after not obtaining proof of the crimes of the latter.
* SerialKiller: Young-Min. He hires prostitutes and kill them using a chisel, and then buries her bodies[[spoiler: in the ground of a church.]] He's not above of killing everyone and everything else though if he finds himself in danger.
29th Nov '13 9:26:19 PM JIKTV
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* DropTheHammer - Young-min's weapon of choice.



* HammerTime - Young-min's weapon of choice.
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