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In case you haven’t been keeping up, take another look at director Seung-wan Ryoo’s spy thriller “The Berlin File”, easily my most anticipated South Korean film in a long time. Sure, I still indulge in a South Korean flick every now and then, but it wasn’t like in the olden days when I couldn’t get enough of this stuff. “The Berlin File”, though, looks pretty damn good, and this new, full trailer has completely sold me.
A tense illegal arms deal in a Berlin hotel suddenly descends into mayhem after a “ghost” agent named Jong-seong appears on the scene. Secretly watching the deal go down is embattled South Korean intelligence chief Jin-soo, the North Koreans and the US CIA, who are all left trying to decode whether the ghost is a double-agent or taking the fall for a more insidious plot. Myung-soo a young but notorious North Korean agent jumps into these treacherous waters to investigate loyalties of all involved and begins to implicate Jong-seong’s wife, Jung-hee, a translator at the North Korean embassy in the German capital. Caught between his love of country and his wife, Jong-Seong must quickly prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice in this thrilling tale of political intrigue.
Starring Gianna Jun, Jung-woo Ha, Seung-beom Ryu, and Han Suk Kyu.
Fighting for country and love Stateside this February 15, 2013.