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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.

Director:

Hong-soo Park

Writer:

Soo-young Kim (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seung-Hyun Choi ... Ri Myung-hoon / Kang Dae-ho
Ye-ri Han ... Lee Hye-in
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
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Storyline

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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Action | Drama

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

6 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Commitment See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Gross USA:

$76,543, 6 December 2013
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

Lee Hye-in receives a facial gash along his left cheekbone thanks to a knife during his fight with Big Dipper, but for the rest of the film there is neither scar nor skin discoloration upon his cheek. See more »

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Ri Myung-hoon: I'd like a cake. No decorations.
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Mein Herr Marquis
(from "Die Fliedermaus" (as die Flaitermous))
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Commitment Review: Delivers as expected.
9 August 2017 | by Prashast_SinghSee 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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