Korean Thriller “The Spy Gone North” Goes to Cannes, U.S. in Summer

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Hwang Jeong-Min and Cho Jin-Woong are going to Cannes with their latest film.

The duo have teamed up for Yoon Jong-Bin‘s upcoming thriller The Spy Gone North, which has been invited at the Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 8-19.

The film is a gripping, fact-based spy saga about a loyal South Korean agent caught in the political vortex plotted by the ruling classes of two Koreas. In 1993 Korea, the only country where the Cold War continues, tensions surrounding the development of nuclear weapons escalate. Seok-young Park, an army major in the South Korea military intelligence with the code name ‘Black Venus’ is assigned a mission to infiltrate the North Korean nuclear facility. Seok-young disguises himself as a South Korean businessman working on a collaborative project with North Korea, and approaches Myung-woon Lee, a North Korean high official based in Beijing. After laying down groundwork for years, Seok-young finally manages to win the North Korean ruling class’ trust and secure a contract for joint advertising. However, Seok-young soon discovers that both North and South Korea are making secret deals for their own interests in the 1998 South Korean presidential election.

The film co-stars Lee Sung-Min and Ju Ji-Hoon. Following its Cannes debut, the film will be released in the U.S. this summer.

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