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Director:
Writer:
Je-kyu Kang (writer)
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Release Date:
13 February 1999 (South Korea) See more »
Plot:
North and South Korean superspys battle and fall in love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Best of Korean Cinema #6 – Kang Je-Kyu
 (From SoundOnSight. 2 December 2012, 11:06 AM, PST)

Korea boxoffice remains solid
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 29 October 2002)

User Reviews:
Slick, action-packed Korean political thriller See more (91 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Suk-kyu Han ... Jong Won Yu

Min-sik Choi ... Mu-young Park

Yunjin Kim ... Myung-hyun Lee / Bang-hee Lee (as Yoon-jin Kim)

Kang-ho Song ... Jang-gil Lee
Johnny Kim ... Dae-Ho Jung (as Derek Kim)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeong-min Hwang
Hyeong-seong Jang
Su-ro Kim
Seung-Shin Lee
Yong-woo Park ... Sik

Directed by
Je-kyu Kang  (as Je-gyu Kang)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Je-kyu Kang  writer (as Je-gyu Kang)

Produced by
Moo-Rim Byun .... producer
Kwan-hak Lee .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dong-jun Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Sung-Bok Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Gok-ji Park 
 
Sound Department
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Thanos Kazakos .... adr recordist
 
Stunts
Doo-hong Jung .... stunt coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Na-young Nam .... negative editor
 
Music Department
Sang-joon Hwang .... music department
 
Other crew
Johnny Kim .... advisor (as Derek Kim)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Shiri" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title), Hong Kong (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and some language
Runtime:
125 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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:
Continuity: 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 »
Soundtrack:
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What are the differences between the Director's Cut and the International Version?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Slick, action-packed Korean political thriller, 9 February 2008
Author: Dave from Ottawa from Canada

Security agent Ryu stumbles upon a plot by North Korean fanatics (led by terrorist Park and assassin Hee) to disrupt peace and re-unification efforts by North and South politicians using high tech explosives and the hunt is on to stop them. Much gun play follows, as well as much talk about the politics and sociology of possible Korean re-unification. Given North Korea's history of selling weaponry to anyone with hard currency and South Korea's position as an important diplomatic and military ally of the U.S., such discussions are actually of worldwide interest. Since emerging in the mid-90s as a distinct cinematic power, South Korea has become filmdom's leading edge for cult actioners and this movie shows why. It is fast paced, uberviolent, with a polished look, tightly crafted plot line and strong performances by its ensemble cast.

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