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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.

Director:

Sung-hoon Kim (as Seong-hoon Kim)

Writers:

Inkyun Lee (character created by: Confidential Assignment), Eunsook Kim (character created by: Confidential Assignment)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hyun Bin ... Lim Cheol-ryung
Hae-jin Yoo ... Kang Jin-tae
Ju-hyuk Kim ... Cha Gi-sung
Hae-Young Lee Hae-Young Lee ... Detective Squad Chief Pyo
Young-nam Jang Young-nam Jang ... So-yeon
Yoona Yoona ... Park Min-young (as Yoon-a Lim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dong-hwi Lee Dong-hwi Lee ... Park Myung-ho (as Dong-Hwi Lee)
Dash You ... Building reception man
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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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Two Koreas, one mission. See more »

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Action

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confidential Assignment See more »

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Box Office

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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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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Confidential Assignment Review: A must watch action entertainer!
11 November 2017 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: Confidential Assignment (15)

Rating: 4.5/5

Well, this film is much better than most films made on this theme. It's a very energetic film and has some really amazing action scenes to watch out for. But wait: action is not the only good thing it has got to offer. There's an excellent and interesting screenplay, powerful performances, intense emotions and light hearted humour, etc. I can't sum up this film's excellence in a review of few paragraphs. It's that AMAZING!

CONFIDENTIAL ASSIGNMENT is an entertaining action film which director Sung-Hoon Kim has made an enthralling experience calling for another watch. The action scenes are so well executed that they demand a repeat value as well. The way it balances action, emotion and humour is commendable.

Technically, the film stands tall. The cinematography in certain action sequences is splendid. The visuals are a treat to watch. The editing is decent as the film rarely deviates from storytelling; it doesn't bore for even a second.

Hyun Bin is quite excellent. His performance is a commendable one as he manages to show multiple emotions with perfection. Yu Hae-jin, however steals the show with his solid performance. Rest of the cast does a fairly good job.

The action is excellent, the emotions are well brought out, and the comedy too is quite a good one. The music, however, is another major reason why the film stands this tall. Various sequences get enhanced by the energetic music and I would love to hear it again and again. It's quite catchy and foot-tapping, apart from being hummable.

Definitely, CONFIDENTIAL ASSIGNMENT is a must watch for action lovers. Not just for them, however. The film is an energetic, lively entertainer with a solid repeat value. Do go for it, and you won't regret it. I heard somewhere that it's coming to India as well, and that's truly a great news!


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