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Poong-san-gae (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 23 June 2011 (South Korea)
A young man crosses over North and South Korea to deliver the pain and longings of separated families.

Director:

Jai-hong Juhn

Writer:

Ki-duk Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kye-Sang Yoon Kye-Sang Yoon ... Poongsan (as Kye Sang Yoon)
Jong-soo Kim Jong-soo Kim ... North Korea defect executive
Han Gi-Joong Han Gi-Joong ... Section chief
Moo-Seong Choi Moo-Seong Choi ... Team leader
Ha-bok Yu Ha-bok Yu ... North Korea executive
Yong-geun Bae ... Wolf
Jeong-seok Kim Jeong-seok Kim ... Hit team 1
Jae-ryong Cho Jae-ryong Cho ... Hit team 2 (as Jo Jae-Ryong)
Nak-jun Lee Nak-jun Lee ... Hit team 3
Yeong-Hoon Kim Yeong-Hoon Kim ... Hit team 4
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gyu-ri Kim ... In-ok
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Storyline

Poongsan has the unenviable - and death-defying - job of delivering messages across the North and South Korean border to separated families. When South Korean government agents ask him to smuggle in In-ok, the lover of a high-ranking North Korean defector, into the South, the damsel and rescuer fall in love instead. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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The one with no fear and no borders

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

23 June 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Poongsan See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Kim Ki-Duk Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Pretty original idea and executed well
18 February 2012 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

This is a engaging movie from beginning to end, it starts out serious but adds a bit of black comedy near the end. The movie is about a smuggler that smuggles items and even people for the communist North Korea to South Korea as long as they are willing to pay for it. But during one of the smuggle mission to smuggle a woman from North Korea, within that short time period they end up falling for each other. And it goes from there, but if your looking for a movie with sunshine and rainbow this isn't for you. This movie shows the narrow mindedness of what hatred for one another can lead to. I like Kim Gyu-Ri as an actress and she played the role of being the woman being caught in the middle between the South and the North really well and was completely believable. I also think she pulled off the North Korean accent although she was born and raised in the South in real life. Sure there are parts that don't make sense sometimes, especially near the end but those are just small gripes when it comes to the whole thing. This is a depressing movie that will keep you thinking when it's finished and it's worth a watch.

7.6/10


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