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The Spy Gone North (2018)




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In 1993 Korea, the only country where the Cold War continues, tensions surrounding the development of nuclear weapons escalate. Seok-young Park, an army major in the South Korea military intelligence with the code name 'Black Venus' is assigned a mission to infiltrate the North Korean nuclear facility. Seok-young disguises himself as a South Korean businessman working on a collaborative project with North Korea, and approaches Myung-woon Lee, a North Korean high official based in Beijing. After laying down groundwork for years, Seok-young finally manages to win the North Korean ruling class' trust and secure a contract for joint advertising. However, Seok-young soon discovers that both North and South Korea are making secret deals for their own interests in the 1998 South Korea presidential election.


Critic Reviews for The Spy Gone North

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

[It's] a twisty, hyper-talkative historical epic that peers behind the curtain of political theater to offer a peek at how North and South Korea really stay in touch.

August 8, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

A taut, slowly engrossing, effectively old-fashioned Cold War thriller.

August 8, 2018 | Full Review…

This well-crafted work deserves to be seen for its thorough account of intricate workings of secret service and political skullduggery.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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A timely, confusing, fascinating, long-winded true story.

May 12, 2018 | Full Review…

...a great story, enjoyably told with cinematic flair and verve...

August 16, 2018 | Rating: 15/20 | Full Review…

Once the action gets underway, THE SPY GONE NORTH moves as sleek and sharp as a shark through water, thanks to its tense thrills and excellent performances. Smart, and loaded with edge-of-your-seat suspense, it is terrific summer movie viewing.

August 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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