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2009: Lost Memories -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Carl Macek (dialogue: English version)
Sang-hak Lee
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Release Date:
1 February 2002 (South Korea) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Unmissable! See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Dong-gun Jang ... 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: English version)
Victor Carsrud ... Surveillance (voice: English version)
Luci Christian ... Yuriko (voice: English version)

Kaytha Coker ... Haerin (voice: English version)
Masaaki Daimon
Marty Fleck ... Narrator (voice: English version)

John Gremillion ... Junhwan / Barkeep 1 (voice: English version)
Jay Hickman ... Hideyo / Young Council / Barkeep 2 (voice: English version)
Shôhei Imamura
Nobuyuki Katsube
Gyu-ri Kim ... Teacher (as Min-sun Kim)
Mike Kleinhenz ... Commissioner (voice: English version)
Sa-Pi Lee
Svea Macek ... Computer (voice: English version)

Mike MacRae ... JBI 2nd-in-Command (voice: English version)
Kira Maltezos ... Minjae / Keiko / Reporter / Teacher / Walla (voice: English version) (as Kira Vincent-Davis)
George Manley ... Inoue Man (voice: English version)

Andy McAvin ... Elder (voice: English version)

Vic Mignogna ... Saigo (voice: English version)
Ken Mitsuishi ... Hideyo
Rob Mungle ... Exhibitor (voice: English version)
Phil Ross ... Ono (voice: English version)
John Swasey ... Sakamoto (voice: English version)
John Tyson ... Takahashi (voice: English version)
Sang-Jeon Woo
Miki Yoshimura ... Yuriko
Carl Macek ... Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Si-myung Lee 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sang-hak Lee 
Si-myung Lee 
Carl Macek  dialogue: English version

Produced by
Stanley Kim .... executive producer
Yoon-young Kim .... producer
John Ledford .... executive producer (english version)
Carl Macek .... producer (english version)
Shinichiro Nakata .... producer
Mark Williams .... executive producer (english version)
 
Original Music by
Dong-jun Lee 
 
Cinematography by
Hyun-chul Pak 
 
Casting by
Carl Macek (english version) (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Ki-chul Kim 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sang-hak Lee .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jacob A. Gragard .... adr recordist
Brent Marshall .... sound re-recording mixer (english version)
Richard Stanford .... sound mixer (english version)
 
Visual Effects by
Sung-ho Chang .... digital effects supervisor
Seongho Jang .... visual effects supervisor: Mofac Studio
Heedong Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Seunghyuk Kim .... digital effects artist
Seok-yeon Lee .... visual effects supervisor
Hojin Park .... digital compositor
 
Other crew
Sang-kuk Frank Kim .... story consultant
Carl Macek .... dialogue director: english version
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive strong violence
Runtime:
136 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: Sakamoto has several spots of blood on his shirt including one on his left shoulder. After Saigo helps him escape, as he walks down the street, the spot of blood on his left shoulder is gone.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Ahn Jung-geun, Patriot (1972)See more »

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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Unmissable!, 7 July 2002
Author: hwarangdo from Somewhere

One of the most imaginative and refreshing movies I have seen for a while. It has all the ingredients of a blockbuster movie + has brains.

Jang Dong-Gun plays a special forces agent who lives in the former Korea, in an alternate timeline where an assassination attempt on a Japanese general went wrong (which it didn't in real life) and lead to the continued colonisation of Korea by the Japanese empire. The year is 2009 and Koreans have taken up Japanese names while the rebels have descended into the filth of the nation. There are still acts of rebellion by a rogue group, but as time goes on hope is beginning to fade for the 5000 year culture. As Jang is assigned to the case of the rogue group, he begins to feel sympathy for them as he descended from Korean blood also. As his sympathy and mixed emotions start to express, his superiors and even his partner & best friend turn their back on him by setting him up. Thus begins an unforgettable adventure.

This is the closest thing Korean or Asian filmmaking has got to true Hollywood blockbuster material. Most of the movie is in Japanese, and the star of the film Jang Dong-Gun shows true versatility by acting in two languages brilliantly. Give this a try!

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