Showcasing some of the highest quality creature animation in the Asian film market, Park Hoon-jung’s ‘The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale’ received an Asian Film Awards nomination for best visual effects.
4th Creative Party, Korea’s oldest and largest visual effects studio, has unleashed a new VFX breakdown for The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale.
The studio has provided effects for 120 features since 1996, including Park Chan-wook’s Old Boy and Stoker and Bong Joon-ho’s Snow Piercer.
Directed by Park Hoon-jung, The Tiger follows a jaded ex-sharpshooter offering deliverance to an animal being hunted down by Japanese colonial forces and local mercenaries. The film is set in 1925, with Korea having already been under Japanese rule for more than two decades. Determined to crush the morale of the local population, the authorities -- or, at least, the governor -- are at work to exterminate the country's tigers, an animal seen as the embodiment of the Korean national spirit. But the plan has hit a snag: casualties are mounting as soldiers fail in their attempts to kill a remaining streak on Jirisan, one of Korea's most sacred mountains.
Nominated for best visual effects by the Asian Film Awards and other Korean film awards, the movie showcases some of the highest quality work in creature animation in the Asian film market. Check out the new VFX breakdown in the player below: