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The Yellow Sea
Original name: 황해
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, Gu-nam wiles away his days driving a cab and spends his nights getting drunk and gambling. His wife went to Seoul to work and send back money, but it’s been months since he has heard from her. When local crime lord Myun offers to erase Gu-nam’s debts in exchange for a contract killing in Seoul, Gu-nam reluctantly accepts.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, on the run, chases and races, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, chase, mahjong, violence, deadly, taxi driver, fugitives, axe, murder, stabbing, manhunt, survival, frame up, hitman, rivalry, the underworld, debt, boat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, violence, rivalry, crime, murder, chases and races and deadly mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Yellow Sea: The Man from Nowhere (2010), Rain Fall (2009), The Red Siren (2002), The Piano Player (2002), Fulltime Killer (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 108 min.
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