2014 Haemoo (Sea Fog)
Tittle: 해무 Sea Fog a.k.a Haemoo
Genre: Thriller, Human, Suspense
Producer: Bong Jun Ho
Director: Shim Sung Bo
Casts: Kim Yun Suk, Park Yuchun, Han Ye Ri
Budget: USD 10 Million
Cinematographer: Hong Kyung Pyo.
Production Designer: Lee Ha Jun.
Make-up: Hwang Hyung Kyu
Crank-in Date: October 6th 2013
International Screening: Japan, French Spreaking Europe
Released Date: Late Summer 2014 in Korea, early 2015 in Japan
The film is adapted from the 2007 stage play of the same name, which in turn was based on the true story of 25 Korean-Chinese illegal immigrants who suffocated to death in the storage tank of the fishing vessel Taechangho; their bodies were dumped by the ship’s crew into the sea southwest of Yeosu on October 7, 2001.
Based on true events, the story is about a large 69-ton fishing boat’s crew as they attempt to smuggle in illegal migrants in order to keep their fishing jobs. But their plan goes wrong when they meet a tragic accident while transporting the thirty or so illegal migrants on the ship amid a heavy sea fog. And amid the chaos, the youngest crew Dong-sik tries to protect a young female migrant who he falls in love with against the crazed Captain Kang and other crew members.