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  • Director KIM Jee-woon
    Year 2016
    Status Completed
    Genre drama, action
    Starring SONG Kang-ho, GONG Yoo
    Running Time 140 min.
    Country of Production Korea
    Festival & Awards 2016 Venice Film Festival - Out of Competition
    2016 Toronto International Film Festival - Special Presentation
    2016 Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival - Official section Fantàstic, Orbit
    2017 Fantasporto - Oporto Int’l Film Festival - Directors Week Best Director Award
    2017 Asian Film Awards - Best Original Music
    Korean Contender for 2017 Academy Award - Best Foreign Language Film
    Synopsis The 1920s, when Korea has fallen under Japanese rule.
    Lee Jung-chool (SONG Kang-ho), a Korean police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence.
    He approaches Kim Woo-jin (GONG Yoo), a leader of the resistance. These two men who stand on opposite sides of their historical era, each knowing the identity and intentions of the other, become close without revealing their inner thoughts.
    Meanwhile intel is being leaked on both sides, and no one knows who the informants are. Members of the resistance meet in Shanghai to obtain explosives that will be used to destroy facilities of the Japanese Headquarters in Seoul, while the Japanese police follow them and gather in Shanghai.
    The pursued and the pursuers, locked in an operation where each side uses the other and is thrown into a confusion of secret enmity and conciliation. Meanwhile, a train carrying explosives passes the border and heads towards Seoul...