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Double Agent (2003)

Ijung gancheob (original title)
A North Korean diplomat defects to the South during the Cold War, but the South Koreans have their suspicions as to whether he is an actual defector or a double agent.

Director:

Hyeon-jeong Kim

Writer:

Hyeon-jeong Kim (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Suk-kyu Han ... Lim, Byeong-ho
So-Young Ko ... Yun, Su-mi
Ho-jin Chun ... Baek, Seung-cheol
Jae-ho Song ... Song, Kyeong-man
Jirí Novotný ... Sean Howard (as Jiri Datel Novotny)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dércio Camillo Dércio Camillo ... Brazil Killer
Seung-su Ryu Seung-su Ryu
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Storyline

A North Korean diplomat defects to the South during the Cold War, but the South Koreans have their suspicions as to whether he is an actual defector or a double agent.

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

24 January 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Agent See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,629,524
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Koo & Film Co. Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Solid Korean Spy Movie....
29 November 2003 | by usualsuspect6947-1See all my reviews

I saw this at AFI Fest 2003 and the film was introduced by a woman claiming to have been following this film from festival to festival, saying it is the best Korean film made in a long, long, long time. I really liked the movie a lot, very interesting, but stretched out a little too much. The lead actor, who you might notice from the also very good Shiri, gives a very good performance. This is NOT the best Korean film made in a long, long, long time, mind you. Although my backround with Korean movies consists only of Shiri, Double Agent, The Coast Guard and JSA (excellent movie), I'm guessing that it is not (I have heard that Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is a masterpiece). Worth checking out but nothing spectacular, but very solid stuff.

GRADE: B/B+


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