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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)

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Misunderstood See more (89 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
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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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Soundtrack:
When I DreamSee more »

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40 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Misunderstood, 13 May 2002
Author: hwarangdo from Korea

This is not a romance, nor an action film. Despite the tragic love scenes and the overrated action scenes -- At the heart of this movie is a desperate cry for peace.

I don't know if the subtitles were flawed or the international audience just don't see the cultural implications, but the movie's final scene brought tears to my eyes. When I read the other comments, all I see is "Hollywood wannabe" and "overrated action scenes" pasted everywhere. Sure the movie dosen't have an incredible impact in its action scenes but the underlying themes and the awesome acting and chemistry between the main actors make this film a must-see.

If you enjoyed this movie, Also see: Joint Security Area, Friend, 2009 Lost Memories

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