The Chaser was released in 2008 and is now known as a very famous director.
It’s director Na Hong-jin’s debut film.
The Chaser is a movie that depicts a former detective tracking a psychopathic serial killer based on Yoo Young-chul’s serial murder case.
Former detective Uhm-ho (Kim Yoon-seok), who runs a business trip massage parlor. He is troubled by the recent series of deaths of prostitutes he had. One by one, while chasing after the missing women in anger because they think they’re diving to avoid paying back the money they borrowed, they find something in common.
All of the missing girls were last called ‘016-9265-4885.
Jung-ho thought the number’s owner sold the women for human trafficking, and just in time contacted the number’s owner and prostitute Kim Mi-jin (Seo Young-hee), who was heading home, to find his home address, and then text him.
Mi-jin tries to send a text message pretending to take a shower as soon as she comes home as she is told, but she only gets a notification of a failure to send a text message because she can’t get a signal.
Eventually, he went outside and tried to use another excuse to call Jung-ho, but there was a thick lock on the front door.
After seeing this, Mi-jin becomes obsessed with unknown fear and is soon caught up by the owner’s man and imprisoned in the bathroom.
The house owner’s name is Ji Young-min (Ha Jung-woo). Although he pretends to be normal in appearance and behavior, he was actually a serial killer who brutally murdered only powerless women.
All the prostitutes who had disappeared were brutally murdered by him.
When Young-min tries to kill Mi-jin who tries to resist in the bathroom, the doorbell rings outside.
They were acquaintances of the owner of the house believed to have been murdered by Young-min.
They, who had come to visit suddenly, also lured them into the house and brutally murdered them, and then collided with the car they were facing while they were in the car looking for a parking spot to move the car they had parked roughly in front of the house.
But the owner of the car was Jung Ho. Jung-ho was looking for Mi-jin because he was too lazy to handle the accident and thought something might have happened to Mi-jin who couldn’t contact him suddenly, so he is trying to get a contact number to solve the problem quickly.
However, Jung-ho, who was suspicious of Young-min, who kept telling him to leave because he was fine, found blood stains on his clothes and intentionally delayed the time, saying, “If you give me your contact number, I’ll compensate you.”
And we finally find out that the owner of the 4885 number in question is Young-min in front of us.
With the movie’s most famous line, “Hey, 4885. It’s You?” Jung-ho starts chasing Young-min.
Young-min, who was caught by Jung-ho after a chase in an alley, heads to the police station with Jung-ho.
Young-min turns the police station upside down by saying that he killed the girls, not sold them out.
However, statements alone lack evidence. Jung-ho said Young-min was a serial killer who killed women.
They run to the point of burning their feet for evidence, but Young-min is released for lack of evidence.
Meanwhile, Mi-jin succeeds in escaping from her home on her own.
Enter a small store and ask for help from the owner (Lee Jae-hee).
On his way to his house where Mi-jin was locked up, Young-min stopped by a regular supermarket to buy cigarettes, which was the store where Mi-jin was hiding.
Mi-jin escaped from the house but was brutally murdered by Young-min. That evening, Jung-ho listens to the voice message that Mi-jin left before she died while looking at the scene where the tragedy of Mi-jin’s murder remains in the supermarket.
In the pouring rain, Jung-ho fights hard at Young-min’s house.
After a long struggle, Jung-ho eventually overpowered Young-min.