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The Spy Gone North (2018)


South Korea, 1993. An agent of the National Intelligence Service is sent to Beijing with the assignment of infiltrating a group of North Korean officials with the ultimate goal of obtaining information about the North Korean nuclear program.

The Spy Gone North (2018)

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Released Year: 2018
Runtime: 138 minutes
Directors: Yoon Jong-bin

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South Korea, 1993. An agent of the National Intelligence Service is sent to Beijing with the assignment of infiltrating a group of North Korean officials with the ultimate goal of obtaining information about the North Korean nuclear program.

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Reviews


80
Screen Daily - Tim Grierson
A film about stellar spycraft that’s been made with comparable steely intelligence, The Spy Gone North (Gongjak) boasts little action but compensates with director Yoon Jong-bin’s considerable ability to weave suspense while depicting the subtle maneuverings of a fraught covert operation.
70
The Hollywood Reporter - Deborah Young
The film succeeds at being both exciting and character-driven, but only after a confused first half that will leave international viewers frustrated over who’s who and what’s going on.
70
Los Angeles Times - Gary Goldstein
There are no spies who “dump” or “shag” anyone here, much less jump out of airplanes or buildings, but The Spy Gone North, based on the exploits of a true-life double agent code-named Black Venus, remains a taut, slowly engrossing, effectively old-fashioned Cold War thriller.
70
Variety - Maggie Lee
This well-crafted work deserves to be seen for its thorough account of intricate workings of secret service and political skullduggery.
67
IndieWire - David Ehrlich
Entertaining and exasperating in equal measure, it’s a nine-dimensional chess game in which the pawns think they’re working towards a better future, but the powers controlling them are only determined to maintain the status quo.

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