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In 1973, while exiled in Japan, South Korea's Kim Dae-Jung is kidnapped. Five days later he mysteriously reappears in Seoul. He will go on to become president of a democratic South Korea ... See full summary »

Director:

Junji Sakamoto

Writers:

Haruhiko Arai, Eisuke Nakazono (novel)
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Credited cast:
Il-hwa Choi ... Kim Dae-Jung
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Hiroshi Uchiyama
Kyôko Enami Kyôko Enami ... Kab-Soos Mutter
Noboru Hamada Noboru Hamada ... Minister
Yoshio Harada ... Akikazu Kamikawa
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Haruo Satake
Kim Kap-su ... Kim Chang-Won
Byeong-se Kim Byeong-se Kim ... Kim Junk-Won
Masahiro Kômoto
Sang-il Lee Sang-il Lee ... Korean man
Akaji Maro ... Susumu Kawahara
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Yu Chun-Seong
Ryûshi Mizukami Ryûshi Mizukami
Nana Nakamoto Nana Nakamoto ... Toshiko Takashima
Gô Rijû Gô Rijû ... Hong Seong-Jin
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In 1973, while exiled in Japan, South Korea's Kim Dae-Jung is kidnapped. Five days later he mysteriously reappears in Seoul. He will go on to become president of a democratic South Korea and he will win the Nobel peace prize. See the events leading up to the kidnapping and what happened during the five days Kim was held. Masuo Tomita is a Japanese intelligence officer who is in love with Korean teacher Lee Jeong-Mi. In an attempt to save her he is caught up in the plan to kidnap and kill Kim Dae-Jung.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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good political/espionage thriller
5 May 2002 | by itojunSee all my reviews

it is a good political/espionage thriller, based on a real kidnapping incident of Korean politician, Kim Dae-Jun. it covers a lot of sensitive issues in japan and korea - tension between korea and japan after WW2, feelings of japanese-korean, political movements in 70s (red purge), and most importantly, identity problem of JSDF (Japan Self Defence Force). if you like Oshii Mamoru films like Akai Megane, you will enjoy it a lot.

another thing i noted was that the picture is carefully trying to recreate landscapes in 70s. it is rather difficult thing to do as a lot of landscape changed in tokyo. i was amazed to see lots of vehicles from 70s. kudos to art direction guys!

i gave a 9/10 vote.


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Country:

Japan | South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese

Release Date:

3 May 2002 (Japan) See more »

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$31,204
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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