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Secretly Greatly (2013)

Eun-mil-ha-gae eui-dae-ha-gae (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 19 July 2013 (USA)
A group of spies, the 5446 Corps were trained by North Korean special forces since their youth, with a goal of unifying Korea. They are ambitiously dispatched to South Korea, where each ... See full summary »

Director:

Cheol-soo Jang (as Chul-soo Jang)

Writers:

Bang-hyun Kim (screenplay), Hong-gi Yun (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Kim Soo-Hyun ... Won Ryoo-hwan (as Soo Hyun Kim)
Gi-woong Park ... Ri Hae-rang
Hyun-Woo Lee ... Ri Hae-jin
Son Hyeon-ju ... Kim Tae-won (as Hyeon-joo Son)
Hye-soo Park Hye-soo Park ... Jeon Soon-im
Seong-gyoon Kim ... Seo Soo-hyuk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woo-sik Choi ... Yoon Yoo-joon
Tae-goo Eom Tae-goo Eom ... Hwang Jae-Oh
Chang-Seok Ko ... Seo Sang-gu
Chae-yeong Lee Chae-yeong Lee ... Ran (as Chae-young Lee)
Hye-sook Park Hye-sook Park ... Jeon Soon-im (as Park Hye-Sook)
Yoo-Bin Sung Yoo-Bin Sung ... Ri Hae-Jin (young)
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A group of spies, the 5446 Corps were trained by North Korean special forces since their youth, with a goal of unifying Korea. They are ambitiously dispatched to South Korea, where each disguises himself as a fool, an aspiring singer, and a high school student. Passing boring time without receiving any orders from the North, they gradually get used to life as ordinary neighbors in a small town. Due to the events of the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong, South Korea demands the names, location, and rank of 30 North Korean spies active in South Korea, promising financial aid to the North on the condition that Pyongyang turns in their spies. To prevent the elites from falling into enemy hands, the North Korean government orders dozens of active duty spies to take their own lives. Meanwhile, their North Korean army instructor Kim Tae-won crosses the border to eliminate those who refuse to comply.

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South Korea's all-time box office hit. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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On the movie's second day of release, June 6, 2013, "Secretly Greatly" broke the all-time single day ticket sales record for a Korean film. "Secretly Greatly" sold a total of 919,036 tickets on June 6, 2013, easily surpassing "The Thieves," which previously held the one day record with 759,590 admissions. U.S. film "Transformers 3" holds the all-time single day record with 956,500 admissions. See more »

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Power of Actor, Power of Webtoon.
26 June 2013 | by soosoo216See all my reviews

This movie is based on a famous Korean web-toon, "Secretly, Greatly".

Directing skill is not so impressive.

Storyline is little different from the original web-toon.

But talent of the leading-role actor, Soo-Hyun Kim, supports the whole movie. His eyes are shining.

A north Korean secret spy disguises as a fool in South Korea. Such a plot makes the movie unique from other north Korean spy movies.

Soo-Hyun Kim's acting range from a ridiculous fool to a chic elite spy is wonderful.

Strongly recommended.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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$43,447,199
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2.35 : 1
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