The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale

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"A hunter's fight to protect."
  • NR
  • 2016
  • 2 hr 19 min
  • 7.2  (6,172)

The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale is a South Korean action thriller film released in the year 2015. The movie is directed by Park Hoon-jung and features an ensemble cast of talented actors such as Kim Hong-pa, Park In-Soo, and Man-sik Jeong. The story of the movie is based on an old hunter named Chun Man-duk, who is assigned the task of taking down a man-eating tiger who has been causing chaos in the countryside.

The movie is set in the year 1925 during the Japanese occupation of Korea. An enormous tiger, that has been prowling the surrounding countryside, has become a nightmare for the local residents, who are forced to live in constant fear. To deal with this troublesome situation, the Japanese army commander, Choe, commission Chun Man-duk, a retired tiger hunter, to get rid of the ferocious tiger. Chun Man-duk is known for his astute knowledge of the tiger's patterns and habits. Along with him, however, Choe sends his own men to keep an eye on Chun Man-duk and to make sure he does not betray the Japanese army.

As soon as Chun Man-duk starts his mission, he encounters a young boy, Seok, who has been sent by his mother to sell wild mushrooms. Chun Man-duk takes Seok under his wing and together they set out into the dangerous forest to track down the tiger. As they venture deeper into the forest, they face various obstacles such as falling traps and ambushes from the Japanese soldiers. The movie showcases the exciting action sequences that Chun Man-duk and Seok encounter as they make their way through the forest.

The relationship between Chun Man-duk and Seok is one of the highlights of the movie. Despite the language barrier, the two form a bond that transcends their differences. Chun Man-duk is initially seen as a gruff and unapproachable hunter who is skilled in his craft but seems to have grown weary with age. However, as the movie progresses and he spends time with Seok, we get to see the kinder side of him. He becomes protective of Seok throughout the mission and develops a paternal relationship with him.

The visuals of the movie are stunning, with breathtaking locations and some of the most beautiful cinematography. The movie is shot in a way that immerses the audience in the story and makes them feel like they are a part of the forest. Another attractive aspect of the movie is the portrayal of the tiger. The tiger is more than just an animal that causes mayhem, it becomes a symbol of strength and power that represents the resistance of the Korean people against the Japanese occupation. The tension between the tiger and Chun Man-duk builds up throughout the movie, leading to a thrilling and satisfying climax.

Overall, The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale is an impressive movie that manages to blend action, drama, and even a little humor, all while celebrating the beauty of nature. The movie is an ode to the resilience and strength of the human spirit, and how even in the darkest of times, hope and determination can bring about change. The talented cast, compelling storyline, and stunning visuals make this movie a must-watch for anyone who appreciates a good thriller with historical context.

The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale is a 2016 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 19 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale
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    7.2  (6,172)