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2009: Lost Memories (2002)

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A failed assassination attempt in Harbin, China in 1909 changes the course of history. Now two JBI agents must find the connections between it and an ancient Korean artifact.

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Credited cast:
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Sakamoto
Tôru Nakamura ...
Saigo
Jin-ho Seo ...
Haerin
Goo Shin ...
Takahashi
Chun Ho-jin ...
Elder
Kil-Kang Ahn ...
Myunghak
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rick Burford ...
Myunghak / CLA Goatee (voice)
Victor Carsrud ...
Surveillance (voice)
Luci Christian ...
Yuriko (voice)
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Haerin (voice)
Masaaki Daimon
Marty Fleck ...
Narrator (voice)
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Junhwan / Barkeep 1 (voice)
Jay Hickman ...
Hideyo / Young Council / Barkeep 2 (voice)
Shôhei Imamura
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Storyline

There are breakpoints in the history, the result of a single event may change the whole course... In 1909, an assassination attempt of a Japanese governor fails - the assassin was shot by a soldier. Now, in 2009, Korea is just another state of the Japan Empire and Seoul has become a major city. A Korean resistance group called Hureisenjin is formed to fight for liberty and independence. Two cops, a Japanese and a Korean (who denies his heritage) are investigating the actions of this "terrorist" group. And their work lead them to an artifact of the ancient Korean religion of "Sun and Moon". Written by Cem Kocak(ckocak@sunguru.com)

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Rated R for pervasive strong violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1 February 2002 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

2009 Memórias Perdidas  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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When Sakamoto dives behind the couch you can see that next to his gun holster, on the back of the couch, there is a mound exactly where the squib for the gunshot is going to go off. See more »

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References Ahn Jung-geun, Patriot (1972) See more »

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Not just an action movie
21 October 2004 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

To say this is just a great film doesn't really do it or those involved justice. A great police drama with a sci-fi twist and great amount touch of heart and patriotism. Not being familiar with any of the cast or crew involved or the overall history of Korea, I was surprised how much this movie touched me. Great action as in most Asian films. The cast did an amazing job, not least of which was the young boy...I was truly moved. Looking forward to seeing more from this director and cast. I got a real sense of the patriotism the filmmakers wove into what could have been a standard action movie. I will definitely recommend this movie to everyone I know.


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