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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.


Hong-soo Park


Soo-young Kim (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Seung-Hyun Choi ... Ri Myung-hoon / Kang Dae-ho
Han Yeri ... Lee Hye-in (as Ye-ri Han)
Je-mun Yun ... Cha Jung-min
Sung-ha Jo Sung-ha Jo ... Moon Sang-chul
Yoo-Jeong Kim ... Ri Hye-in
Ho-bin Jeong ... Big Dipper
Lee Joo-Shil ... Hwang Jeong-sook (as Ju-shil Lee)
Sun-kyung Kim ... Head's Wife
Min-seok Kwak Min-seok Kwak ... Butler Kim
Ji-il Park Ji-il Park ... South Korean Agent
Sin-seong Lee Sin-seong Lee ... Dong-Seob
Min-jae Kim ... Glasses
Yun-min Jeong Yun-min Jeong ... Scar
Ik-Hoon Jyeok Ik-Hoon Jyeok ... Homeroom Teacher
Gwang-jae Seo Gwang-jae Seo ... Science Teacher


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


Action | Drama


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South Korea



Release Date:

6 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Commitment See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Kang Dae-ho arrives at his new home (at around 11 mins) he looks at the motorbike which is a Ducati. Later on when he leaves the house with it (at around 21 mins) the sound of the motorbike engine is of an inline-4 motorbike. The Ducati (Monster) he is riding should have a totally different sound of a 90-degree v-twin, a well known Ducati low rumble, not the buzzing inline-4 sound we hear. See more »


Butler Kim: There's only one rule here. You stay out of our business and we won't take interest in yours, either.
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Good Drama and Political Intrigue
13 December 2015 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

After his father is killed by South Korean security police, his teenage son, "Ri Myung-hoon" (Seung Hyun Choi) and daughter "Ri Hye-in" (Yoo-Jeong Kim) are sent to a North Korean concentration camp as punishment for their father's failed mission. At least that's what they are told. The real reason behind their imprisonment is to entice Ri Myung-hoon into volunteering for a highly classified mission in which he is to assassinate North Korean agents working in the South but under a rival official. Naturally, he isn't told anything but what he needs to know and since his sister's life depends on him he doesn't ask any questions. However, upon getting into South Korea he is then instructed to assume the identity of a high school student and this makes his mission even more difficult. Now rather than reveal any more of this film I will just say that I thoroughly enjoyed the political intrigue and accompanying drama. Although Seung Hyun Choi looked a bit too old for a high school student he still managed to perform in an excellent manner as did Ye-ri Han (as "Lee Hye-in") to a lesser degree. In any case, as anyone who has been to South Korea surely knows, the North Korean mindset is more than a little fanatical and this movie manages to capture it pretty well. That's not to say that this movie is totally realistic because it isn't. But it's still enjoyable all the same. I have rated the film accordingly. Above average.

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