"The Chaser" in Cannes: South Korean actor Ha Jung-woo, director Na Hong-jin and actor Kim Yun-seok pose during a photocall for their film "The Chaser" at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival Saturday in Cannes, southern France. The movie, a surprise hit in South Korea, has seen more than 5 million viewers. The May 14-25 festival winds up with the awards ceremony for the prestigious Palme d'Or, to be determined by a jury headed by Hollywood "bad boy" Sean Penn.
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