The Spy Gone North

The Spy Gone North

The Spy Gone North

Secret agent thriller set in the mid-1990s following a South Korean spy who must covertly acquire intelligence about North Korea's nuclear program. Stars The Wailing's Hwang Jung-min.

2018Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language141 minsSouth KoreaKorean with English subtitles
CrimeDramaWorld Cinema
Director:
Yoon Jong-bin ('Nameless Gangster', 'The Unforgiven')
Writer:
Yoon Jong-binKwon Sung-hui
Cast:
Hwang Jung-MinLee Sung-minCho Jin-woong
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Variety

Variety

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Yoon executes all the classic double-agent set pieces with finesse, and those enamoured of the genre will appreciate a change of setting.

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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Entertaining and exasperating in equal measure...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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

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Variety

Variety

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Yoon executes all the classic double-agent set pieces with finesse, and those enamoured of the genre will appreciate a change of setting.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Entertaining and exasperating in equal measure...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0

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