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The Berlin File (2013)

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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-Seong
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Jeong Jin-soo
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Dong, Myeong-soo
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Ryeon, Jung-hee
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Abdul
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Marty
Oskars Lauva ...
Arab terrorist #2
Kyeong-yeong Lee ...
Ri Hak-soo
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Arab Man #1
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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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15 February 2013 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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When the North Korean interpreter was looking at the exit direction placard, the local information does not match the ones in Brandburger Tor. Berlin Fernsehturm (Berlin Television Tower) and Berliner Rathaus (Berlin City Hall) are located in Alexanderplatz several kilometers away from Brandburger Tor. Since Brandburger Tor is the site of many embassies, the actual placard does not show any embassy when the fake placard in the film showed only US embassy (US Botschaft). See more »

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Fast-paced Action, Thriller, and Drama
22 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This spy movie had me on the edge of my seat many times. This is a good fast-paced action, thriller, and drama with subtitles. The fight scenes were excellent, the stunt driving was top-notch; there was so much that was great about this movie. What I found so refreshing in this Korean movie, was the lack of blood and gore that Hollywood uses by the truckload. The subtitles sometimes moved too fast though.

Ten lines of text about a movie is too much to say about a movie especially since one will give spoilers away. I choose not say what is in the movie but to say it was good. If one knows ahead of time what one will see then it will no longer be a surprise. That is wrong with all of the movie trailers because they give the movie away before we even pay to see it.


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