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2009: Lost Memories (2002)

2009 loseuteu maemorijeu (original title)
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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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Si-myung Lee
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dong-Gun Jang ... Sakamoto
Tôru Nakamura ... Saigo
Jin-ho Seo Jin-ho Seo ... Haerin
Goo Shin ... Takahashi
Ho-jin Chun ... Elder
Kil-kang Ahn ... Myunghak (as Kil-Kang Ahn)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rick Burford Rick Burford ... Myunghak / CLA Goatee (voice)
Victor Carsrud ... Surveillance (voice)
Luci Christian ... Yuriko (voice)
Kaytha Coker ... Haerin (voice)
Masaaki Daimon Masaaki Daimon
Marty Fleck Marty Fleck ... Narrator (voice)
John Gremillion ... Junhwan / Barkeep 1 (voice)
Jay Hickman ... Hideyo / Young Council / Barkeep 2 (voice)
Shôhei Imamura
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Storyline

There are breakpoints in the history, the result of a single event may change the whole course... In 1909, an assassination attempt of a Japanese governor fails - the assassin was shot by a soldier. Now, in 2009, Korea is just another state of the Japan Empire and Seoul has become a major city. A Korean resistance group called Hureisenjin is formed to fight for liberty and independence. Two cops, a Japanese and a Korean (who denies his heritage) are investigating the actions of this "terrorist" group. And their work lead them to an artifact of the ancient Korean religion of "Sun and Moon". Written by Cem Kocak(ckocak@sunguru.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese

Release Date:

1 February 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

2009: Lost Memories See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

2009: Lost Memories (2002) was a co-production between Korea and Japan, coinciding with the 2002 FIFA World Cup, held jointly in Japan and South Korea. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Uisa Ahn Jung-geun (1972) See more »

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Not just an action movie
21 October 2004 | by DravensixxSee all my reviews

To say this is just a great film doesn't really do it or those involved justice. A great police drama with a sci-fi twist and great amount touch of heart and patriotism. Not being familiar with any of the cast or crew involved or the overall history of Korea, I was surprised how much this movie touched me. Great action as in most Asian films. The cast did an amazing job, not least of which was the young boy...I was truly moved. Looking forward to seeing more from this director and cast. I got a real sense of the patriotism the filmmakers wove into what could have been a standard action movie. I will definitely recommend this movie to everyone I know.


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