Found this on a streaming service ... which is great, since there don't seem to many discs available. Certainly not in Germany - on the other hand it is a shame, because the sequel (which I didn't even know existed, but is showing here on imdb) also isn't available to order anywhere.
That being said, let me go a bit into the movie or story. This is relevant today ... someone else wrote it was relevant a few years ago ... when the US and North Korea where or seemed to go head to head ... nowadays it is Russia and Ukraine. And some of the things depicted here, which seem to far fetched ... but are being used in real life right now! Really horrific stuff in here ... but done in a manner that let you into the world. Like stress relief ... we know it is only a movie - even if some things seem almost too close to the truth.
Also the 2 lead actors are amazing! There is a lot going on and the movie does not really take prisoners - and by doing that, it also displays quite the good hand in executing stunts and action scenes. If you are familiar with Korean cinema, you may already have high expectations when it comes to the thrilling part of the movie - if not, you are in for a ride. Again excuse the puns - now I can't wait to find and watch the sequel. Really curious about that and how it connects or not with this. And if it has the same tone and humor. Poking fun and the relationship between North and South Korea and the insanity of the divided country that is more alike than anything else ... at least its citizens, if you leave politics out of it.
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A coup in North Korea forces an agent to defect to South with unconscious "Number One". While operatives from North hunt for both of them, the agent has to work with South Koreans to stop the nuclear war.
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