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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)
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Hyeong-seong Jang
Su-ro Kim
Seung-Shin Lee
Yong-woo Park ...
Sik
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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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Swiri  »

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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 »

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For the hijack of the CTX, the hijackers are waiting for the truck as it emerges from a tunnel. This tunnel is there in shots from the ground, but the shots from the helicopter before it lands were clearly filmed elsewhere, as there is no tunnel in sight behind the hijacked truck. See more »


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Solid spy thriller
22 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Korean spy thriller centers on an assassin from North Korea (Kim Yoon-jin from Lost) and a team of special forces (the leader is Choi Min-sik from Oldboy) that hijacks an shipment of a new type of explosive. Two members of the South Korean counter-terrorism unit (one of whom is played by Song Kang-ho, who has been in JSA, Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance, and The Host) must track them down before they blow up Seoul. There is a good mix of drama and action here. One of the South Korean agents is engaged, but she doesn't know what he does for a living. The other is obsessed with finding Hee, the assassin. There are some nice running gun fights with hand-held camera work that emphasized the chaos. I really would have liked to see at least one decent car chase, though. Well acted all around and the direction by Kang Je-gyu (Tae Guk Gi), who also wrote the script, was very solid. There is one very sudden twist at the end that really makes you take notice and that really makes the film more than your standard actioner.


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