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The Berlin File (2013)

Bereullin (original title)
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Exposed during an illegal arms trade gone wrong in Berlin, a North Korean "ghost" agent finds himself in the crosshairs of an international manhunt. Was he betrayed by his wife or his country? He must prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Pyo Jong-sung
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Jung Jin-soo
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Dong Myung-soo (as Seung-beom Ryu)
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Ryun Jung-hee (as Gianna Jun)
Kyeong-yeong Lee ...
Ri Hak-soo
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Marty
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Abdul
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Dagan
Moo-Seong Choi ...
Kang Min-ho
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Blue House Investigator
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North Korean Embassy Secretary
Thomas Thieme ...
Sigmund
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Asim
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Yuri
Sinja Dieks ...
Restaurant Waitress
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Storyline

A North Korean agent in Berlin is betrayed and cut loose in the midst of a financial espionage intrigue. Together with his wife, a translator at the North Korean embassy in Berlin, they try to escape being purged, as North and South Korean operatives relentlessly pursue them. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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15 February 2013 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

While preparing for the film, director Seung-wan Ryoo met with several North Korean defectors and shot the documentary Spies for Korean broadcaster MBC as part of a special series that aired in 2011, intending "to make a realistic, fast-paced, Korean-style espionage action film about South Korean agents discovering North Korea's secret accounts and how political dynamics between the two Koreas get involved." Ryoo said he wanted the film to be reminiscent of The Bourne Identity (2002), and on an emotional level, to focus on the solitude and sorrow of those who live as secret agents. See more »

Goofs

As the North Korean interpreter and the agents depart the subway at Brandenburg Gate station, the chase was actually filmed at Alexanderplatz U-Bahn station and its mezzanine (where people walk between the U-Bahn and S-Bahn platforms at Alexanderplatz). The call sign, Alexanderplatz, is visible in the background. S-Bahn Berlin has red-yellow livery, while U-Bahn is covered entirely in yellow. See more »

Quotes

Dong, Myeong-soo: Revenge... is a dish best served cold!
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References Black Rain (1989) See more »

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One of the GREATEST spy thrillers EVER made!!!
23 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I don't even know where to begin to describe how awesome this movie is! Korean cinema IMO is the best out there when it comes to making movies these days, there's a reason Hollywood buys up all the rights to a number of Korean films, but unfortunately they are just wasting their time remaking these films! The originals are AMAZING, no need to remake them! Same goes for the films coming out of the Scandinavian region, amazing films no need for remakes! The action in this film is some of the best I've seen, as is the storyline, it keeps you on the edge of your seat, and keeps you guessing as to what is really going on. A masterpiece!!!!!!


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