The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale (2015)

The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale (2015)

Released: 2015
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Genre, History, Thriller
Director: Park Hoon-jung
Starring: Choi Min-sik, Jeong Man-sik, Kim Sang-ho, Seong Yu-bin, Jung Suk-won, Ren Osugi, Kim Hong-pa, Ra Mi-ran, Lee Na-ra, Jung Ji-so, ,
Run time: 139 min
IMDb: 7.7/10
Country: South Korea
Views: 137193

Synopsis

Storyline:
In 1925 Korea, Japanese rulers demand the last remaining tiger be killed. The tiger easily defeats his pursuers until a legendary hunter takes him on.
User Reviews: **The standoff between the man and the last beast.**rnrnAfter the stunning performance in the ‘The Admiral: Roaring Currents’, the Korean superstar Choi Min-Sik is back for another unique film. This time he donned in a hunter’s avatar and his role was pretty inspiring. From the director of ‘New World’ and second time working with the same actor. Reading this kind of story might work well because of we individually visualise them as what we want. But turning them into a film is a tough task because they’re one man’s vision and not everybody share the same perspective, hence the disagreement surface. So I think the director did his best with the kind of screenplay he had, I would say the whole team effort was good.rnrnDuring the Japanese rule of Korea in the 1925, a fine hunter who lives with his son in the forest near a village has given up hunting since his wife’s death. But when the Japanese army chief obsessed with one particular magnificent tiger that lives in the mountains of Jirisan, summons all the hunters to get it. All the attempts go in vain, until the Japanese soldiers and Korean hunters team up and go after that last living tiger. The battle between the man and the beast only brings the bloody war that’s going to change forever whoever involved in it.rnrnI was excited to watch it after learning about the plot, because the Korean experimental films are quite fascinating as they are made in the most realistic way. Take an example of ‘Mr. Go’, the same visual effects team behind this film as well. They did pretty awesomely, but it was a much harder job than the big ape they had created earlier. Though, in a few shots it was below par, at a time very much comparable quality to the recent CGI tigers such as Richard Parker and Shere Khan from ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ respectively.rnrn

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