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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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5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An exciting action-packed drama with some imagination! 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:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: After the intruder shoots Sakamoto's uncle and the fight ensues, Sakamoto grabs the gun and shoots one final shot as the intruder jumps out the window. When he fires, we hear a regular gunshot, even though that gun had a silencer.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Ahn Jung-geun, Patriot (1972)See more »

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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
An exciting action-packed drama with some imagination!, 22 February 2002
Author: appletree from Seoul, Korea

This movie is the newest success of the rising Korean film industry. It's got drama, plot, action, emotions, and nice acting all rolled into one, on the background of a fantastical assumption on a twist of real history.

Note on the title. The setting is the year 2009, and the film is based on the assumption that Korea is still a colony of Japan, as it had been for the past 100 years, because a single assassination attempt back in 1909, which succeeded in real life, failed and changed the whole course of history for the past 100 years in this alternative story. A Korean-born special agent tries to set the history right, and his colleague, a Japanese-born and a friend of his, tries to stop him.

Although made in Korea, dialogues are about 70% Japanese, and you have to have some knowledge in the history of the two countries to fully understand this movie, but the setting and basis is very imaginative and fascinating, that anybody can appreciate it. The two stars of the movie, Dong-Kun Jang and Toru Nakamura, who are Korean and Japanese in real life, are very fine, and make up a nice team. The action scenes, which are plenty in this movie, are nicely choreographed and serve to contribute to the story. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The Korean film industry is growing, so the next time you catch a Korean movie, it could be this one!

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