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The Suspect (2013)

Yong-eui-ja (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 10 January 2014 (USA)
1:29 | Trailer
Betrayed and on the run, a North Korean agent tries to uncover the volatile secrets hidden inside the eyeglasses of a dead man.


Shin-yeon Won


Sang-yoon Lim
2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Jong-ryol Choi Jong-ryol Choi ... Butler Moon
Yoo Gong ... Ji Dong-cheol
Jae-yoon Jo ... Cho (as Jae-yun Jo)
Sung-ha Jo ... NIS director Kim Seok-ho (as Seong-ha Jo)
Eui-sung Kim
Seong-gyoon Kim ... Lee Gwang-jo
Hee-soon Park ... Min Se-hoon
Won Poong-Yeon Won Poong-Yeon ... Kim Seok-Ho's underling
Da-in Yoo Da-in Yoo ... Choi Kyeong-hee
Lee Chae Yun Lee Chae Yun ... Park Hwi-Soon's daughter


Dong-chul (Gong Yoo) is the best field agent in North Korea - until he is abandoned during a mission, his wife and daughter murdered. Hunted and on the run, torn between grief and vengeance, he takes a job as a night driver for the CEO of a powerful corporation. The chairman is brutally assassinated - but gives Dong-chul a pair of glasses before he dies. Now, he's on the run again. Accused of murder, wanted for treason, and desperate to uncover the volatile national secrets hidden inside the glasses. Dong-Chul wants the truth. And he'll start a war to get it. Written by Well Go USA, Inc.

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Action | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Yoon Kyesang was originally cast in the lead role, but dropped out after costar Min-sik Choi left the project. See more »


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References Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) See more »

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Another gem from "South Korean Cinema',
18 March 2015 | by nikhilraj1990See all my reviews

This one is an improvement over similarly themed "The Commitment" and "Secretly Greatly". I'll not spoil anything. For those, who are looking for a non-stop "spy thriller action ride", this one is a must watch. The movie never stops anywhere.

Overall rating of 6.9 is really low for this cleverly written and directed movie. Also, the performances of the actors are really good, specially "Gong Yoo".

Like other top South Korean movies, screenplay was top-notch, also the direction is great in 'conversation between characters' as well as in car chase and other action scenes.

For me this is a really underrated South Korean flick.

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Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,137, 12 January 2014

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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