The Spy gone North
The Spy Gone North is based on the incredible but true story of Black Venus, a South-Korean spy who, during the regime of Kim Jong-il in the 90ties, pretended to be a businessman and managed to infiltrate the highest circles of the North Korean regime, drinking sessions with the supreme leader included. But that was only half the story, because the political intrigues of South-Korean politicians, who weren’t shy of creating armed confrontations with the North to influence elections, were an ever bigger threat to Black Venus than the security apparatus of Kim Jong-il’s regime. Jung-min Hwang (THE WAILING) as Black Venus has to evade death, discovery and torture so many times that your heart will forget to beat. A terrific, nailbiting political thriller by Jong-bin Yoon (NAMELESS GANGSTER).