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Dong-chang-saeng (2013)

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.

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

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$76,543, 6 December 2013
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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 »

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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 »

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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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Mein Herr Marquis
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Commitment Review: Delivers as expected.
9 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Movie: Commitment (15)

Rating: 4/5

I didn't know about this film until I found that it was dubbed in Hindi. I saw it and found it to be unexpectedly good as most South Korean action thrillers are. COMMITMENT doesn't add anything new to the genre but provides a pretty great deal of action packed entertainment with a good portrayal of human emotions and relations, though the emotions slightly falter towards the end.

Choi Seung-hyun is good in his role. This is his first film I've seen. Other actors too were good. The screenplay is decent, and there are a lot of impressive moments throughout the film. The action scenes and visuals are amazing, as is the cinematography. Editing is fine.

Besides, COMMITMENT also has a great portrayal of emotions throughout. The story being realistic helps to connect to the characters and feel their pain. The heartwarming brother-sister relation is brought out very well. Full marks to the director for utilising and extracting great performances from his actors.

However, the film falters in the end. The climax was a good one but the emotions didn't come out well. It's only here that it's hard to feel for the characters, otherwise there's not a single scene where you won't.

But that being a minor flaw doesn't affect the film's entertainment quotient, and due to that I recommend watching COMMITMENT.


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