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Commitment (2013)

Dong-chang-saeng (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 6 December 2013 (USA)
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The son of a North Korean spy decides to follow in his father's footsteps to protect his little sister.

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Ri Myung-hoon / Kang Dae-ho
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Lee Hye-in
Je-mun Yun ...
Cha Jung-min
Sung-ha Jo ...
Moon Sang-chul
Yoo-Jeong Kim ...
Ri Hye-in
Ho-bin Jeong ...
Big Dipper
Ju-shil Lee ...
Hwang Jeong-sook
Sun-kyung Kim ...
Head's Wife
Min-seok Kwak ...
Butler Kim
Ji-il Park ...
South Korean Agent
Sin-seong Lee ...
Dong-Seob
Min-jae Kim ...
Glasses
Yun-min Jeong ...
Scar
Ik-Hoon Jyeok ...
Homeroom Teacher
Gwang-jae Seo ...
Science Teacher
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After his father's botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister's life, Myung-hoon "volunteers" to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector. While attending high school in the South (his cover), he meets another girl named Hye-in and rescues her when she comes under attack by school bullies. South Korean Intelligence soon discovers Myung-hoon's activities and begins tracking him, all the while as his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him. Written by Well Go USA / edited by statmanjeff

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He'll stop at nothing to save her

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During a fight scene, actor Seung Hyun Choi (Ri Myung-hyoon) cut his hand from a glass window and was admitted to the hospital for surgery. See more »

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Lee Hye-in receives a facial gash along his left cheekbone thanks to a knife during his fight with Big Dipper, but for the rest of the film there is neither scar nor skin discoloration upon his cheek. See more »

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Hwang Jeong-sook: You look like a prince but eat like a dog.
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If You'll Be Mine
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A tense espionage action thriller.
21 January 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Commitment is a tense thriller, mixed together with the young espionage and love story.

Myung-hoon (Seung Hyun Choi) is the son of a North Korean spy who has been killed on the job in South Korea. Myung-hoon and his younger sister are trapped in the North Korean camp and will get the freedom only if he becomes a spy himself. He is now trained and has been sent to a South Korean school as a high school student. He befriends a girl in his class who is being bullied by a group of students. After all He understands that his own country is trying to eliminate him and now he has to save his sister and new friend as a commitment. He is committed to protect his sister and friend even at the cost of his life.

Seung Hyun Choi delivers an exceptional performance with gritty facial expressions and body language. His character remains as powerful as it is writing for him.

We see guns, explosions, martial arts and good action sequences laced with a fantastic espionage genre. However, the love story seems a bit clichéd but it has been managed with somewhat skill as it never goes over the top.

The dirty political between North and South Korea, introduces the plot but has been left aside midway, you may feel the requirement of some more implications.

In a nutshell, it is a real treat for Asian action thrillers, this is a definite must see film. You will enjoy the quick and perfect action sequences.

My Vote 7.2/10


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