Korean director Park Chan-wook followed up his highly acclaimed Joint Security Area with this tale of a deaf mute named Ryu (Shin Ha-kyun) trying to help his sister (Lim Ji-Eun) get a kidney transplant. Because his blood type is incompatible and no donors are available, he turns to a group of black-market organ dealers who offer to find one in return for one of his and ten million won. The dealers rip him off, so Ryu conspires with his girlfriend, a political activist, to kidnap his former boss' young daughter and ransom her for the ten million won. But a horrible complication ruins their plans and things begin to spiral out of control as the girl's father (Song Kang-ho) decides to take matters into his own hands with the help of a sympathetic cop.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action,Drama
- Run Time: 121min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/19/2005
- DVD Release Date: 11/22/2005
- Distributor(s): Tartan Video
- Themes: Crime Gone Awry,Kidnapping,Out For Revenge
- Tone: Menacing,Stylized
conspiracy, deaf-mute, ransom, sister, transplant
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (08-19-2005)
- Language: Korean