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Swiri (1999)

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North and South Korean superspys battle and fall in love.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Suk-kyu Han ...
Jong Won Yu
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Mu-young Park
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Myung-hyun Lee / Bang-hee Lee (as Yoon-jin Kim)
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Jang-gil Lee
Johnny Kim ...
Dae-Ho Jung (as Derek Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hyeong-seong Jang
Su-ro Kim
Seung-Shin Lee
Yong-woo Park ...
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Storyline

North Korea's 8th Special Forces hijacks a shipment of CTX, a potent new liquid explosive, and threatens South Korea as part of a plot to re-unify the two countries. Ryu and Lee, special agents of O.P.--South Korea's secret intelligence service--attempt to track down the terrorists and find the CTX. Meanwhile Hee, the 8th's ultra-bad female sniper, resurfaces to wreak havoc and haunt Ryu. Written by Curtis G

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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13 February 1999 (South Korea)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,156 (USA) (8 February 2002)

Gross:

$97,152 (USA) (22 March 2002)
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German film fans were astonished when this film passed the ratings board FSK (known for its extensive dislike of excessive violence) uncut with a "Not under 16" rating. It was expected that the film would not get a rating at all and had to go for a JK approval from SPIO (Head organization of German film business). See more »

Goofs

Choi Min-sik (actor Mu-young Park) keeps using the term "Nam Han" (which translates to 'South Korea') instead of the term "Nam Chosun" (which translates to 'South Chosun' - a term used by North Koreans) See more »

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When I Dream
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Solid thriller
9 June 2003 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

A solid thriller from South Korea, focusing on the tensions on the Korean peninsula. In this case, a rogue military outfit from the north plans a terrorist attack at a North Korea - South Korea soccer game, aimed at improving relations between the two Korea's. Despite being South Korean & criticises the current situation in the North, this film does not totally demonise North Korea. The bad guys in this film are a rogue element planning to rise up against the North Korean government. Solid action, though special effects at times are not great. 7/10


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