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Release Date: February 15th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 24th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
Jong-seong (Jung-woo Ha), a North Korean ghost agent, interrupts an illegal arms sale in Berlin. A notorious North Korean agent tests the loyalties of everyone involved as Jong-Seong prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Cast: Ha Jung-woo, Han Suk-kyu, Seung-beom Ryu, Ji-hyun Jun, Werner Daehn, John Keogh, Numan Acar, Tayfun Bademsoy

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Action

Production Co: Film Base Berlin

Distributors: CJ Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The story feels fairly perfunctory — not to mention unnecessarily knotty — but the well-connected leads do their best to ground it. And while this one falls far short of the “Bourne” films that serve as an influence, the intense action scenes consistently deliver some solid genre jolts. show more

  • The film is a sporadically entertaining, modestly ambitious shoot 'em up that frequently succumbs to spelling out its subtext. show more

  • Though the director includes a few brief humdingers — a fight that involves a Rube Goldberg–ish tangle of wires; some munitions-fueled mayhem in a farmhouse — it’s not enough to keep viewers from wishing they were thumbing through a John le Carré novel instead. show more

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