The Spy Gone North

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"In the lasting days of the Cold War."
  • NR
  • 2018
  • 2 hr 17 min
  • 7.3  (6,019)
  • 69

In 1993, tensions are high on the Korean peninsula as the nuclear crisis continues to escalate. In the midst of all this, South Korean government officials decide that they need an inside man to gather intelligence on the North's nuclear capabilities. Enter Park Suk-young, a talented military intelligence officer who is tasked with infiltrating the North and gaining the trust of high-ranking officials.

Park sets off for North Korea posing as a businessman, and quickly gets to work ingratiating himself with the North's elite. He soon finds himself rubbing shoulders with some of the most powerful people in the country, including Kim Jong-il himself. But the cost of living undercover is high, and Park finds himself struggling to maintain his cover while remaining true to his principles.

As he delves deeper into the inner workings of the North Korean government, Park begins to uncover startling evidence of the country's nuclear capabilities. But as he tries to relay this information back to his handlers in the South, he finds himself caught up in a web of political intrigue and power plays. With the stakes higher than ever, Park must use every tool at his disposal to stay alive and succeed in his mission.

The Spy Gone North is a tense and gripping spy thriller that draws its power from the incredible true story behind the film. Hwang Jung-min gives a fantastic performance as Park Suk-young, capturing the character's intelligence, determination, and inner conflict with nuance and subtlety. Cho Jin-woong is also excellent as Park's handler, a man torn between his duty to his country and his loyalty to his friend.

But perhaps the standout performance of the movie comes from Lee Sung-min, who plays a high-ranking North Korean official whom Park befriends. Lee imbues the character with equal parts charm and menace, making him both incredibly likable and incredibly dangerous.

The movie is also visually stunning, with beautifully shot scenes that capture the eerie, otherworldly feel of North Korea. From the stark, imposing architecture to the desolate countryside, the film does an excellent job of transporting the viewer to a world that few Westerners have ever seen.

Overall, The Spy Gone North is an excellent movie that combines riveting storytelling with incredible performances and stunning visuals. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves spy movies or is interested in the intricate political machinations of North and South Korea.

The Spy Gone North is a 2018 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 17 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 69.

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