Main Plot Points:
- Young-Gyu was the best. He was an organ dealer, smuggling body parts for sale to the highest bidder. His crew was the best – an organized team of professionals with top skills and no conscience. But when one of them dies on the job, the crew scatters.
Now he fronts stolen goods, and has fallen in love with Yoo-Ri, a ticket agent at the port terminal. Her father is dying, and when she turns to a ruthless loan shark for help, Young-Gyu goes on a search to find his old partners for one last job.
What We Thought:
- Traffickers is pretty solid, but tries very hard to be really smart and layered.
- At first you think it’s just about organs being bought and sold on the black market and the men who move them. But then more and more characters get added and it lost focus a bit for me.
- It’s still pretty good, but not every layer or twist worked for me. You want to focus on the lead and his actions, but with so many other people who at first you think serve no purpose but by the end were all part of it someway or another, it felt cluttered by then.
- It is well acted and looks good. I don’t know if I’m familiar with anyone involved, but they all head my attention and made me believe their performances.
- I can honestly see Hollywood remaking this. It’s not as gory as say Hostel, but it has some of the same intensity. I just wish it kept that intensity and didn’t try to outsmart itself.
- The Blu-ray looks really good though. Colors are sharp and dark when needed. There’s some good costuming and blood. Audio has easy to hear dialogue and score.
- Traffickers is a good Asian film for those of you who don’t think they like Asian cinema. It’s not an action film, more a thriller or suspense based film. If it cut a few characters and just stuck to the main character I might have liked it even more. Still good and worth seeing if you do like Asian films.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Daniel Choi
- Chang Jung Lim
- Dal-Su Oh
Recommended if You Like:
- Drug War
- Trafficking movies