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In 1993 Korea, the only country where the Cold War continues, tensions surrounding the development of nuclear weapons escalate. Park Seok Young, an army major in the South Korea military intelligence infiltrates the North Korean nuclear facility, disguising as a South Korean businessman. While the North Koreans’ trust, Seok Young learns of secret deals between the two Koreas. (Source: CJ Entertainment) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 8, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 17 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 918 users)
  • Ranked: #2080
  • Popularity: #4849
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 7.0

Cinema that marries intelligence with emotional depth

The Spy Gone North offers a very finely crafted cinematic experience, blending nuanced storytelling with deeply emotional undertones that resonate long after the screen fades to black.

Set against the backdrop of a politically charged era, the film masterfully navigates the complex landscape of the National Intelligence Service's shenanigans as well as the intricate and often tense relations between North and South Korea. This is espionage storytelling at its finest—deciding to forego the typical high-octane action sequences for a more intellectually stimulating and magnanimous approach. The screenplay is a work of art in itself, demanding the viewer's undivided attention; a momentary lapse of looking at that Whatsapp message could mean missing a crucial piece of the intricate narrative puzzle.

The performances are nothing short of stellar, with the cast delivering their roles with a compelling authenticity that adds depth to the already rich narrative. Complemented by a great musical score, the film not only entertains but also provokes thought, making a significant statement that lingers .

In summary, "The Spy Gone North" is not just an exceptional film within its genre but stands as a formidable entry in the espionage genre. It holds its own alongside classics like "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," and I fully believe it has the makings of a future cult classic. This film is a must-watch for aficionados of the genre and anyone who appreciates cinema that marries intelligence with emotional depth

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  • Movie: The Spy Gone North
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Aug 8, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 17 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 918 users)
  • Ranked: #2080
  • Popularity: #4849
  • Watchers: 2,321

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