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- Movie: Haunters
- Revised romanization: Choneung Ryukja
- Hangul: 초능력자
- Director: Kim Min-Suk
- Writer: Kim Min-Suk
- Producer: Eugene Lee, Song Dae-Chan
- Cinematographer: Hong Gyeong-Pyo
- Release Date: November 10, 2010
- Runtime: 114 min.
- Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
- Production Company: Zip Cinema
- Distributor: Next Entertainment World
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
After losing his job at a scrap metal yard, Kyu-Nam (Ko Su) finds a new job at a small pawn shop named Utopia. He is immediately drawn to the family atmosphere at Utopia, working with his new boss Jung-Sik (Byeon Hie-Bong) and boss's daughter Young-Sook (Jung Eun-Chae). Unfortunately for Kyu-Nam, his moment of happiness will only be fleeting.
Cho-In (Gang Dong-Won) lived through a brutal childhood. He has had to use a prosthetic leg since an early age, grew up with an abusive father and lived with a mother who at one point attempted to kill her own son out of despair. Cho-In also possesses an awe-inspiring supernatural gift. Cho-In can control other people's minds when they are within his field of sight.
One fateful day, Cho-In walks into the Utopia pawn shop to steal whatever money exists in the safe. Not expecting much resistance, Cho-In is surprised to find one man at the Utopia pawn shop is able to break free from his mind control abilities. That man is Kyu-Nam. Cho-In then resorts to killing the owner of pawn shop to make his escape. All of this is captured on CCTV.
An epic battle will soon occur between these two people with supernatural abilities and nothing to lose.
- "Haunters" will be produced by production company YeongHwa Sajib (영화사집) - who previously produced "Woochi," "Closer to Heaven," "Antique," "Happiness," & "Voice of a Murderer".
- Filming will begin in May, 2010 & will be released sometime in the 2nd half of 2010.
- Literal title of the movie "Choneung Ryukja" is "Psychic".
- Related titles:
- Monsterz (2014)
|Gang Dong-Won||Ko Soo|
|Enes Kaya||Abu Dodd||Jung Eun-Chae||Byun Hee-Bong||Yang Kyung-Mo|
Additional Cast Members:
- Yoon Da-Kyung - Hyo-Sook
- Choi Deok-Mun - Abby
- Kim Kwang-Kyu - director
- Kim In-Kwon - loan shark
- Jo Young-Gyu - detective
- Kang Hyun-Joong - taxi driver
- Heo In-Young - laundry woman
- Kim Su-Nam - man next to host of funeral
- Yeom Hyun-Seo - bicycle child
- Samuel Kang - police
- Kim So-Jin - Miss Lee
- Min Woo-Ki - utopia person
- 2011 (13th) Udine Far East Film - April 29-May 7, 2011 *International Festival Premiere
- 2011 (10th) New York Asian Film Festival - July 1-14, 2011 - Sea of Revenge: New Korean Thrillers *New York Premiere
- 2011 (15th) Fantasia Film Festival - July 14-August 7, 2011 *Canadian Premiere
- 2011 (44th) Sitges Film Festival - October 6th-16th, 2011 - Casa Asia
- 2011 (47th) Chicago International Film Festival - October 6-20, 2011 - After Dark Competition
- 2011 (27th) Warsaw Film Festival - October 7-16, 2011 - Free Spirit Competition
- 2011 (20th) Philadelphia Film Festival - October 20-November 3, 2011 - The Graveyard Shift