It could easily be plucked from the headlines. Dealers in human flesh who think nothing of abducting just the “right” person for their “unique characteristics,” which is nothing more than a euphemism for the thugs who deal in human organs (genetic matches).
Harvest what is needed and then dispose of the lifeless carcass. Nothing personal, it is just business.
That’s the premise behind Korean filmmaker Kim Hong-seon’s Traffickers, which is set to be released as both DVD and Blu-ray product offerings from Well Go U.S.A. on Dec. 23.
Yeong-gyoo (Lim Chang-jung — Sex is Zero, Greatest Expectations, Miracle on 1st Street, etc.) has blood on his hands and seems to be just the right sort of amoral individual to transport the illicit cargo (and other things).
Through circumstances, he finds himself in need of the very “items” that he’s been trafficking in and to make matters worse (for him) he finds himself on the very passenger ship that has been cleverly disguised as just that, a passenger ship, but is in actually equipped with a hidden operating room where the organs are harvested (fresh) from drugged passengers and the bodies are then tossed into the sea.
Chae-hee (Jeong Ji-yoon — I Saw the Devil) is the victim, snatched under the very nose of her husband, Sang-ho (Daniel Choi — High Kick!), who then begins a frantic search for her as the ship sails towards its destination and Chae-hee to her fate.
Will he find her in time? Will Yeong-gyoo have a change of heart? And who is the mastermind behind this very clever “meat processing” scheme!?
Traffickers is presented in Korean with English subtitles