Kang (Yun-seok Kim) is captain of a fishing boat crewed by rough men who are used to the harsh realities of life at sea. Their regular fishing runs net them only a meagre income for their families back home, so when a more lucrative opportunity comes up, Kang grabs it. The job: smuggle a group of ethnic Koreans leaving China for new lives in South Korea. It's risky - and illegal - but offers the prospect of bricks of cash. Desperate migrants or dead fish: Kang doesn't care what he brings back to port if it means money. His crew is a more complex mix of individuals, including Dong-sik (Yoo-chun Park), an inexperienced young sailor. He strikes up a romance with a migrant named Hong-mae (Ye-ri Han), giving her a "first class" hiding spot in the engine room while the others are left in more dangerous circumstances. Haemoo is based on actual events, which gives a sharp dimension to its story of crew members scheming, battling, and ready to exploit their human cargo.
Starring Yun-seok Kim, Park Yu Chun, Ye-ri Han
Director Sung Bo Shim