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Gongjo (2017)

Not Rated | | Action | 3 February 2017 (USA)
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When a crime organization from North Korea crosses borders and enters South Korean soil, a South Korean detective must cooperate with a North Korean detective to investigate their whereabouts.

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(as Seong-hoon Kim)

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(character created by: Confidential Assignment), (character created by: Confidential Assignment)
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Cast

Credited cast:
... Lim Cheol-ryung
... Kang Jin-tae
Joo-Hyuck Kim ... Cha Gi-sung
Hae-Young Lee ... Detective Squad Chief Pyo
Young-nam Jang ... So-yeon
Yoona ... Park Min-young (as Yoon-a Lim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dong-hwi Lee ... Park Myung-ho (as Dong-Hwi Lee)
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When a crime organization from North Korea crosses borders and enters South Korean soil, a South Korean detective must cooperate with a North Korean detective to investigate their whereabouts.

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Joint mission, hidden intentions. See more »

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3 February 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Confidential Assignment  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$21,228, 27 January 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$475,618, 17 March 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, actor Hae-jin Yoo uses the word "Geukbisusa" to describe the covert operation. He has appeared in a film titled "Geukbisusa" or 'The Classified File (2015)' which was also about a covert investigation. See more »

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Cha Gi Seong vs Lim Cheol Lyeong
Music by Hwang Sang Jun
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Interesting action thriller
5 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

This is an interesting action thriller, but felt unnecessary detail got in the way of a film that could and should have been significantly faster paced, and could have cut the running time. Honestly, there were scenes that made me wonder why they were added to the final cut. Towards the end it does gain pacing and it is an exciting thrill ride.

Hyun Bin was excellent as Detective Lim Cheol - sleek, classy and tough. I really enjoyed him in the lead. Hae-jin Yoo was a bit too tongue-in-cheek-ish, although his performance was very good during the climatic final battle. The two actors did complement each other, though, and the trust issue between the two was effectively done, being North and South Koreans. In general, this was a good film.


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