The Yellow Sea (Hangul: 황해; RR: Hwanghae) is a 2010 South Korean actionthriller film directed by Na Hong-jin and starring Ha Jung-woo and Kim Yoon-seok in the lead roles. The film revolves around a man who travels from his home in Yanji City in China to South Korea in search of his missing wife. Because of his gambling debts, he agrees to perform an assassination for a local gangster, but when it goes wrong, he finds himself on the run.
The Yellow Sea was released in South Korea on 22 December 2010.
In northeastern Chinese city of Yanji in Yanbian Prefecture, Gu-nam (Ha Jung-woo), an ethnic Korean, or Joseonjok, toils away as a taxi driver. When not working, he is often found at gambling halls. Gu-nam is now in serious debt. His wife left to work in South Korea and promised to send money back. He has yet to hear from her and is tormented by nightmares of her having an extra-marital affair. To make matters worse, Gu-nam is fired from his job and debt collectors take most of his severance pay.